From its source in the rocky hills of Duruelo de la Sierra in
northern Spain, to the glistening ocean in the port city of Porto,
Portugal, the peaceful Douro River meanders a total of 557 miles
through a beautiful rolling landscape of verdant vistas, deep
gorges and pretty villages. On an incredible journey through the
undulating Spanish countryside and Portugal's Douro Valley, the
river offers a wealth of ever-changing scenery, gastronomic
delights and superb traditional towns, all bursting with delightful
Spanish and Portuguese charm.
Beginning in Soria, in the Castille and Léon region of Northern
Span, the Douro gently flows through the rocky Spanish landscapes
on a spectacular route, passing through a number of traditional
Spanish towns and villages as it drifts towards the
Spanish-Portuguese border and the remarkable Douro Valley.
Surrounded by the rolling hills, resplendent orchards and
glorious tiered vineyards that this country is famed for, the Douro
winds its way east towards the coastal city of Porto, where it
flows into the Atlantic Ocean.