The region of Rioja in Northern Spain doesn’t need much of an introduction.
A combination of calcium rich clay soils, a climate influenced by both Mediterranean and Atlantic weather and masses of sunlight is the perfect recipe for the production of fantastic wine.
However, the deep red ‘vino tinto’ that has shaped the culture and land for centuries isn’t the only thing the region has to offer and cycling around La Rioja’s wonderful landscape leaves a lasting impression.
Rioja is spread out along the fertile Ebro valley, hemmed in by the dramatic Cordillera Cantabria and the lofty peaks of the Sierra de La Demanda and is blessed by an abundance of sinuous roads which allow us to fully explore the region.
Add to the wines, quiet roads, wonderful landscapes and fascinating heritage, some of the best food in Spain and you have everything you need for a perfect road cycling adventure.