LABASTIDA - Plaza De la Paz 1 - 01330 - Labastida (Álava) SPAIN
We can get to Labastida in any one of four ways:
- The road from Vitoria to Logroño by way of Briñas.
- Via Haro, we will arrive taking a secondary road.
- Via Peñacerrada, passing through the Rivas de Tereso mountain gap and the village of the same name.
- The road from Logroño to Vitoria by way of San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
Labastida belongs to the region of Rioja Alta Alavesa. It is located practically on the banks on the Ebro, four kilometres from Haro, 21 kilometres from Laguardia, 35 kilometres from Logroño and 43 kilometres from Vitoria-Gasteiz. Two kilometres to the north, along a good stretch of road, is Ribas de Tereso.
It is sheltered from the cold northerly winds by Mt. Toloño, full of natural charm. With its stately bearing, it is the highest peak of the Toloño mountain range, standing 1,271 metres in height. Labastida is located on its southern slope.
To the south, the Ebro River acts as the natural boundary between the provinces of Alava and Logroño. It is situated 550 metres above sea level and its municipality extends over 38.50 square kilometres.
Labastida was once a prosperous, highly populated town. Although it may have dropped down in the provincial rankings, it has never lost its aristocratic, manorial air. The increasing popularity of inland tourism and the resurgence of the winegrowing trade among the younger generations has helped the town to awake from its slumber.
And as Father Armentia writes in the illustrated pamphlet entitled “A Day in Labastida”, many have discovered that here there is peace and quiet, cheerful skies, gently filtering daylight, and noble wines capable of enlivening the spirit of good, honest folk without doing them any harm.