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Ribera Del Duero Route




  • San Miguel Church in San Esteban de Gormaz

A route full of flavour following the Duero River through forests, vineyards and open country. You will visit castles and, above all, try the region's prestigious wines and renowned meats.


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Ribera Del Duero Route


Itinerary

  • San Esteban de Gormaz: there are remains of its mediaeval castle and walled area. Also, the two Romanesque churches: San Miguel and La Virgen del Rivero.
  • Langa de Duero: 16 kilometres along the N-122 road, you will find this municipality with an interesting collection of wineries and underground cellars. A little before this, is the village of Rejas de San Esteban, with its Romanesque church.
  • Castillejo de Robledo: a 14 kilometre journey. Its Church of La Asunción has mural paintings from the 11th century. 10 kilometres away you can visit the Santa María de la Vid Monastery.
  • Peñaranda de Duero: it is overlooked by a 15th century castle and has a pharmacy founded at the end of the 17th century (La Botica de los Ximeno) and other interesting buildings like the Palace of the Dukes of Avellaneda and Santa Ana Church.
  • Baños de Valdearados: you can visit the Roman villa of Santa Cruz, which has splendid mosaics (4th to 6th century).
  • Aranda de Duero: the main city on the route, which can be reached by the Autovía del Norte motorway. Highlights of the city are its Gothic churches of San Juan Bautista and Santa María la Real, the Los Berdugo Palace and its underground cellars.
  • Roa: 20 kilometres away, following the river's course, here you can visit Santa María Church.
  • Peñafiel: about a 25 kilometre journey further along the river, it has a well-known mediaeval castle. Also of interest are Plaza del Coso square and the San Pablo Monastery. In the district of Padilla de Duero, some 3 kilometres away, there is a visitor centre for the ancient Celtiberian town of Pintia.
  • Valbuena de Duero: the end of the route, 15 kilometres away. The landscape is full of vineyards, among which stands the Valbuena Monastery. You can visit its famous Vega Sicilia winery.

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Ribera Del Duero Route


Practical information

How to complete the route:
By car

Approximate time:
A weekend would be ideal.

Best time of year:
All year round

Tips and interesting facts:
Gastronomy is one of this route's strong points. Try meat dishes like its famous baby lamb and grilled chops. This should all be accompanied by wines of the Ribera del Duero region.