Social programme



Three simultaneous activities to be selected on registration.

18:00h. Option of a fitness programme with a visit to the Humedales de Salburua by bike or private training with former Olympic athlete Martín Fiz.

You will be provided with the services of the best professionals in the sector from various sport-related fields in RUNNINGFIZ. We provide different kinds of training, tread analysis and the most common physiotherapeutic treatment by qualified professionals.

18:00h. Bicycle ride through the Salburua wetlands, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

18:00h. Cultural visit to the Medieval Quarter and Santa Maria Cathedral, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Transport for these three activities will depart from the main entrance to the Europa Conference Centre at 18:00 hours.

20:30 h. Welcome ceremony at the Villa Suso Palace Conference Centre

Renaissance mansion (539) Built by Martín de Salinas, ambassador to the court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles I, it is located in the Old Quarter behind the church of San Miguel a few metres from the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca in the medieval Plaza del Machete. It contains a valuable 16th-Centry Flemish tapestry that represents the flight of Aeneas and his family from Troy.

The coat of arms of the Salinas family can be seen on the old main door with its lintel and columns, located on the high side of the building The sandstone coat of arms on the façade of the medieval Plaza del Machete and the gallery that forms the south-facing balcony are also noteworthy.

In the interior, remains of the old Vitoria-Gasteiz defensive wall form part of the structure.


18:00 h. Departure for Laguardia from the following places:

  • Hotel NH Canciller Ayala
  • Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria
  • Hotel AC General Álava

19:00 h. Guided visits to Laguardia and the and the church of Santa María and its porch Guided visits to a typical Laguardia winery Visits to the Villa Lucía Wine Museum and wine tasting 4D show

Laguardia is a town located in the southern part of the province of Álava, 64 km from Vitoria in the Rioja Alavesa region.
It is surrounded by a wall built by King Sancho el Fuerte (the Strong) of Navarre and its original five gates are still the only accesses to the town.

Its church is found in the northern part of the town. It has a rectangular floor plan with three longitudinal naves separated by pillars, a transept longer than the church since it has a chapel at each end and an apse that is semi-circular in the interior and polygonal in the exterior.
The porch is built in carved stone and dates from the late fourteenth century, although its polychrome is from the seventeenth century.
It is formed by an extremely pointed Gothic arch that forms five archivolts, all richly decorated.

21:30 h. Gala dinner with music.

23:00 h. First bus departs for return to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

00:00 h. Last bus departs for return to Vitoria-Gasteiz.


14:30 h. Lunch at the Andere restaurant



1.- Transport for all Social Programme events will depart daily at the designated time from the following places:

  • Hotel NH Canciller Ayala
  • Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria
  • Hotel AC General Álava
  • Las personas alojados en el Hotel ABBA JAZZ tienen la salida desde el Hotel NH Canciller Ayala situado a 30 metros.

2.- Please contact the CONVENTION TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT on registration if you need a special menu.

3.- The social programmes for companions may be subject to changes due to scheduling or for reasons beyond the control of our organisation.