Douro-Duero Ibérico, World Heritage Route, is the name of the new Tourist Route that the King Afonso Henriques Foundation launched in 2012 for tourists planning to travel to Portugal or Spain.
This Route was designed under the project "Douro Valley World Heritage Route" co-funded with ERDF funds through the Regional Operational Programme North ON.2 . and adds the eleven sites classified by UNESCO as World Heritage throughout the Douro Valley Region, on the Portuguese side, the historic centre of Porto, the historic centre of Guimarães, Alto Douro Vinhateiro, Côa Valley Rock Art Sites and by extension Siega Verde and on the Spanish side the historic centre of Ávila and its churches outside the walls, or the historic centre of Salamanca, or the historic centre of Segovia and its Roman aqueduct, Burgos Cathedral and the Rock Art Site of Atapuerca and Las Médulas.
Those who want to travel this Route can select the destinations they want to visit by following the suggestions proposed by the Foundation on the website www.turismovalledelduero.es.
Here, in addition to general information about each classified site, supported by photographs, videos and maps, tourists can choose a tourist package tailored to their needs, which will take them to visit a territory rich in landscapes, heritage and pleasure or simply choose one of the unique experiences that the portal has at an affordable price. The portal also aggregates information on accommodation, gastronomy and the agenda of the various places that this route passes through.
In this project, the Portuguese and Spanish entities responsible for the management of each classified site cooperate closely and, therefore, for more precise information about each place, the portal has the main links to the tourist information points existing in the territory where tourists can enrich their visit with suggestions that they will find there. Come and get to know this millenarian territory that speaks of two peoples united by history and that lives through the river that crosses it - Douro