Enter the Sierra de la Demanda by heading south from Santo Domingo de la Calzada on LR-111. Your first stop is the town of Ezcaray, with its aristocratic houses emblazoned with family crests, of which the Palacio del Conde de Torremúzquiz (Palace of the Count of Torremúzquiz) is the most distinguished. Good excursions from here are the Valdezcaray ski station; the source of the River Oja at Llano de la Casa; La Rioja's highest point, the 7,494-foot Pico de San
Lorenzo; and the Romanesque church of Tres Fuentes, at Valgañón. The hamlet is famous for its wild-mushroom-gathering residents—and the resulting tapas too.
Ezcaray, La Rioja, 26280, Spain