Length: Approx. 729 km
Provinces included: Soria, Burgos,Valladolid, Zamora,Salamanca
Total ascent: 7,944 m
Total descent: 8,990 m
Maximum altitude: 1,338 m
- Minimum altitude: 133 m
This route will take you through Castilla y León from east to west, following the course of the Duero River. The route begins in Duruelo de la Sierra, a village near the source of the river, and ends in Vega de Terrón, on the Portuguese border.
Cycling at your own pace, you will discover monumental settlements that evidence this river’s historical significance. There are 294 beautiful, historically and culturally valuable Sites of Cultural Interest and Historic-Artistic Sites along this route, including Soria, Almazán, Berlanga de Duero, El Burgo de Osma, San Esteban de Gormaz, Langa de Duero, Peñaranda de Duero, Gumiel de Izán, Vadocondes, Haza, Peñafiel, Fuentidueña, Simancas, Tordesillas, Toro, Zamora and Fermoselle.
In addition, the route runs through the vineyards of the most famous wine regions in southern Europe. The high concentration of winemakers in this area lead to the establishment of four Certified Wine Routes that you can enjoy on your journey: Ribera del Duero Wine Route, Rueda Wine Route, Toro Wine Route and Arribes del Duero Wine Route. This route also takes in the region’s natural beauty, crossing natural spaces created by the river’s course, most of which have been turned into important environmental and wildlife reserves such as Laguna Negra and Urbión Glacial Cirques Natural Park, Arribes del Duero Natural Park and the Castronuño-Vega del Duero Riverbank Natural Reserve. This route is fully signposted (IMBA España).
More information: rutadelduero.es (in Spanish)