HIKING TRAILS ON THE RIVER DUERO
In the surroundings of Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena, we can enjoy a unique natural setting, bathed in water from the River Duero, and covered by vineyards, an unmistakable and distinctive symbol of the environment.
In the Ribera del Duero we find different hiking trails such as:
"ANILLO DEL DUERO" ROUTES
The "Anillo del Duero" routes connect Valbuena and San Bernardo to both the hill and river. Their union forms a ring shape tour of outstanding natural and artistic beauty, complemented by other touristic resources (hotels, wineries, accommodations, etc.). Besides the two principal routes (through the hill and by the river), there are other alternative shorter yet equally attractive routes (Paseo de la Isla, Mirador trail, Sabina trail, Fuente de Santiago trail).
The municipality does not only offer trails and paths limited to "Anillo del Duero", from this route or from any town or village in Valbuena de Duero, you can explore countless trails and paths enjoying surprising and dynamic landscapes, which change perspective at every moment of the day and every season of the year.
The characteristic surroundings of the Ribera del Duero and Valbuena town offer seven hiking trails, which you can make not only by foot but also by horse or 4x4.
The Duero River as it passes by Valbuena is also navigable by canoe.
- Green Route, Hill Trail (Green) 10.3 km (2h 45min).
- Olive Green Route, River Trail (Olive green) 4.4 km (1h 10min).
- Red Route, Paseo de la Isla (Red) 0.2 km (5min).
- Yellow Route, Viewpoint Trail (Yellow) 1.1 km (20min).
- Dark Green Route, Sabina Trail (Dark Green) 0.3 km (10min).
- Orange Route, Cascarral Waterfall Trail (Orange) 2.2 km (45min)
- Blue Route, Fuente de Santiago Trail (Blue) 0.3 km (10min).
GR 14 LA SENDA DEL DUERO
The Natural Walk enters Valladolid province through the Bocos de Duero town and goes through the region of Campos de Peñafiel of Valladolid, visiting the Peñafiel villages; Pesquera de Duero, Padilla de Duero, Quintanilla de Arriba, Valbuena de Duero, Quintanilla de Onésimo and Sardón de Duero.
Stage 12 Peñafiel - Quintanilla de Onésimo Trail
The route follows the River Duero and is one of its tributaries; the River Duratón is over thirty-one km long. The trail uses old fishermen pathways, recovering traditional trails which remind travellers of the activities in which the river took a leading role: fishing, boat crossing, mills, water mills and bridges. The stage starts in Peñafiel, in the riverside park alongside the River Duratón. Situated on the slope of a hill bordering the Rivers Duratón, Duero and Botijas.
Stage 13 Quintanilla de Onésimo – Tudela de Duero Trail
The Natural Path passes the major part of the route between the River Duero and the Duero Canal, which begin in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The stage starts on the left bank of the River Duero, next to the Quintanilla de Onésimo Bridge.
Stage 14 Tudela de Duero –Duero Bridge Trail
The pine forests are the main protagonists of this stage. The Natural Path passes under the broad and round canopy, offering a shaded walk. The impact of population on the landscape is much more noticeable than in previous stages, but is by no means less beautiful. The last stretch of the route passes through the Antequera Pine forest, a forest declared for public use, where the inhabitants of the province find excellent recreational areas. Tudela de Duero River Park Pier is the setting where this stage begins.
LA RIBERA DEL DUERO TRAIL
This short, quiet and flat 6 km walk, leads us along the La Guinadlera road through the path of the River Duero. On arriving at the Renaissance bridge which connects Olivares and Quintanilla, we continue walking along the River Duero, where we discover pleasant locations on the river banks to one side, and on the other first vineyards and then farmlands until we reach Baubín village.
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