Mel Evelyn

  • Education

    Degree in Business and Leisure from Bolton University

  • 9 years of experience

    Experience teaching and entertaining people.

  • Flexible

    Good communicator, he always caters the tour to your needs.

Explore La Rioja with Mel Evelyn, our British guide living in La Rioja. He is an outdoors guy that will provide key insights into exploring the culture of his adopted homeland.

Mel holds a degree in Business and Leisure which he put to good use in the marketing field for many years in the UK.

He arrived in La Rioja in 2010 and his love for cycling has enabled him to know the region like the palm of his hand.

He’s been a certified teacher of English for several years, which allows him to educate and entertain people in a fun and laid-back way. His passion for wines and the region did the rest.

He is flexible and can tweak the itinerary to meet your needs. He caters the journey to your knowledge level to make the tour informative yet fun.

An accomplished guitarist, his love for travelling led him to live in France and Venezuela. He is definitely a people’s person with a good sense of humour (and if you are a fan of Jimi Hendrix you’ll get an extra glass of wine!).

Inma Bezunartea Pinilla

  • Education

    Master´s Degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Barcelona

  • 15 years of experience

    Experience helping foreign visitors to feel and taste what goes on.

  • Multilingual

    Good listener, she always makes herself available.

Inma is usually told she goes above and beyond with people. But…isn’t that what you would expect from a good host?

As a local with a wealth of experience in the area, from high-end Barcelona hospitality to marketing Rioja wines and leading tours, Inma is a born host.

She brings more than fifteen years of experience helping foreign visitors to feel and taste what goes on. She has done the PR for Torre de Oña, a picturesque DOCa Rioja boutique winery for several years and received excellent reviews from visitors.

She is multilingual and adapts easily to other cultures. Good listener, she always makes herself available. She has a soft spot for flamenco, black olives and short silly jokes!

As a traveller herself, she can understand your expectations and take you to the must-sees and the off-the-beaten-track spots. She loves entertaining and sharing her knowledge with people, that is why she is suited to ensuring visitors enjoy a truly authentic holiday.

Other than her extensive experience, she holds a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation -English and German- from the University of Barcelona, has furthered her education in the Export and Trade sector of the wine industry and has expanded her expertise by taking the Sensory Analysis of Wine Certificate with professor Antonio Palacios at the University of La Rioja.

However, more than her qualifications or experience, what really makes her the natural choice for your tour of La Rioja is that she loves what she does, and she can’t hide it.

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