The River Ebro, the longest river in Spain, rises close to the Atlantic, yet flows across Spain and into the Mediterranean. We begin the trip at the source of the river and follow it as it flows through four different regions; Cantabria, Castile (province of Burgos), the Basque Country (province of Álava) and La Rioja.
The river rises high in the Cantabrian Mountains, close to the ski resort at Alto Campóo and in the midst of green pastures and immense forests. As we descend, the climate and the vegetation slowly become more Mediterranean. The river begins to form huge canyons, which would not look out of place in a Western movie. A succession of wide valleys and more canyons follows, dotted with tiny villages, churches and castles. It’s an unspoilt and remote country, where vultures and eagles fly overhead as we pedal along.