Round trip from Logrono
RP 10 Beautiful scenery
Logrono is the capital of the province of La Rioja and the city is a centre of the trade in Rioja wine for which the area is noted. It is also a good base to explore Spain's least populated region.
Using mainly rural and mountain pass roads, this route will take you through some beautiful scenery as you follow the route of the river Leza canyon. There are several viewpoints to take photo's from, I have marked two with RPs; 3 & 4 but the roads are not busy so you can stop pretty much anywhere.
RP 6 marks the summit of Puerto de Sanch Leza at 1390 m, this is also the gateway to the Sierra de Cebollera Natural Park.
At the small village of Villanueva de Cameros RP 8, you can stop for a coffee or stretch your legs before crossing over the river Iregua.
And then after passing the Gonzalez Lacasa Reservoir, the route starts to climb again by using a series of hairpin bends until you reach the summit of the Peña Hincada pass at 1412 m, the highest point on this route, from here, the next few kilometers have great open views of mountains on a twisty (more hairpins) and sometimes a little bumpy road until you reach and cross the river Najerilla at RP 12.
I have suggested a lunch stop at a small village called Berceo RP 14. The restaurant has some good shade and looks out onto the river Cardenas. From here, it is just 35 mins back to the budget hotel at Logrono and from the hotel to the centre of the city is just a 15 min walk. A link to this hotel is below this review.

I have awarded 4 stars**** for this route. The roads and scenery are very good and the attractions are good.
RP 4 Rio Leza canyon
RP 11 Great scenery and roads
Useful links:
Hotel Las Gaunas

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Viewpoint, a short stop for taking a picture
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La Rioja
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About this region
La Rioja (Spanish: [la ˈrjoxa]) is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Nájera. It has an estimated population of 315,675 inhabitants (INE 2018), making it the least populated region of Spain. It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council, and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castilla y León to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria). The area was once occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Pellendones and Vascones. After partial recapture from the Muslims in the early tenth century, the region became part of the Kingdom of Pamplona, later being incorporated into Castile after a century and a half of disputes. From the eighteenth century the Rioja region remained divided between the provinces of Burgos and Soria, until in 1833 the province of Logroño was created, changing the name of the province to La Rioja in 1980 as a prelude to its constitution under a single provincial autonomous community in 1982. The name "Rioja" (from Río Oja) is first attested in 1099. The region is well known for its wines under the brand Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja.
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