Along the way, we cross the fields of Peleagonzalo, where the armies of Isabella I of Castilla fought those of Joan la Beltraneja in the Battle of Toro during the War of the Castilian Succession. This battle was decisive for Isabella I’s accession to the throne.
From Peleagonzalo, the route temporarily moves away from the Douro River. There is a steep uphill stretch with lovely views of Toro. Towards the end of the route, passing through Villaralbo, we’ll take the service road of a little canal that will lead us to Zamora.
During this stage, be sure to visit wineries, taste wines with designations of origin and stay in high-quality lodgings where you can even enjoy vinotherapy, as it crosses part of the Toro Wine Route, through Toro and Peleagonzalo, and the Tierra del Vino de Zamora region through towns like Moraleja del Vino.
Our journey along the fertile banks of the Douro River leads us to Zamora, located on the Silver Trail. From the river, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the walls and the impressive transitional Romanesque cathedral with a beautiful segmented dome. Its medieval importance is noticeable in the old town, surrounded by high walls that converge in a strong castle. In Zamora, you can also discover palaces, traditional houses, monasteries and an important legacy of Romanesque art, with 22 churches. It holds the world record for Romanesque churches in a city, earning its status as a Historic-Artistic Site and fame as the ‘Capital of the Romanesque’ in Spain. In Zamora, you’ll find a great level of services and transportation.