The orography of La Rioja is made up of various geographical features such as valleys, hills and mountains, as well as an extensive forested area, and has strongly influenced the life of the region's inhabitants over the years. This being the case, visitors to the region today will notice vast expanses of dry-farming land (such as almond trees, vines, etc.) and mountains riddled with paths trodden by animals, not forgetting the various little villages which blend perfectly into the surrounding landscapes.
The Rioja region is also a birds' paradise, with no fewer than six natural reserves included in the Réseau Natura 2000 network, its dry land heavy with vines and featuring numerous mountain ranges with the major Ebro River flowing through it.
Wine is undoubtedly the region's biggest export, but La Rioja is also home to more than its fair share of artistic venues, from small art galleries to the museums of Logroño.