43 KM | 460M +
The tour begins the Archaeological Site of Pintia, Padilla de Duero, named after an ancient vaccea city, located in the hamlet of Padilla de Duero (Peñafiel) and which in 1993 was declared a Site of Cultural Interest as an archaeological zone. From there we enter the Senda del Duero, passing through the left bank of this path, the GR14, where one of the wooden footbridges of the Duero is crossed, to later reach the beautiful San Bernardo, passing through the door of the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena, a Cistercian jewel and which currently houses the headquarters of Las Edades del Hombre. From here, the route ascends making sense of return, enjoying the magnificent views of the Ribera that the characteristic Castilian hillocks grant.
In the second part of the route, the path is resumed, going up the Duero course until entering one of the most representative towns in the Ribera del Duero: Pesquera. From here, the most demanding part of the route begins, having to regain altitude to go to the town of Curiel de Duero, entering at that moment the last kilometers of the race. The Peñafiel urban area will be accessed again through another of the river corridors of the region, the Del Río Duratón path, a beautiful environment that will make the participants rest their eyes and prepare them for the last effort: the ascent to the Peñafiel Castle, height above 900m. altitude. From there, and after touring the centuries-old walls of this fortress, only the final walk remains, in a rapid descent to Plaza del Coso where the finish area will be located.
For those runners who want to enjoy the Ribera Run tour but it seems many kilometers away, the organization offers the possibility of doing the same tour in teams of two, RIBERA RUN RELAY, each team member running individually in each of the two sections established by the Organization. There will be a relay point set up by the organization established in the town of Pesquera de Duero, at approximately 25 km.