Considered by many to be “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE IN THE WORLD” the 11th Douro Valley half marathon is set for May 15. “Running along the banks of the Douro River, this fascinating race is set in the heart of the Douro, the oldest appellation, or legally protected wine-growing region in the world, a world heritage.”
“In 2015 there were 13,000 participants from 32 countries, and this event is not just about running; the Douro will welcome the participants with a wide variety of activities, giving the thousands of participants from all around the world the opportunity to enjoy to the fullest the unequalled beauty of this region”.
This is a unique opportunity to add the pleasure of experiencing the Douro Valley to the pleasure of running. Here, visitors will have the opportunity of spending some relaxing days at estates that produce the Douro and Port wines and benefitting from some of the best wine-tourism programmes the Douro has to offer.
They will have the opportunity to taste the wines of the region (both red and whites) and get to know the autochthonous varieties of the Douro: the reds—Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Aragonez), Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão; and the whites—Malvasia (Malmsey) Fina, Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato.
As for Port Wine, this will be an opportunity to learn more about the most exclusive wine in the world, made here in the Douro, the unique characteristics of which set it apart from all the others.
But the experiences in the Douro region are not limited to the wines. The cuisine of the region is one of the richest of Portugal and all who visit the Douro must try young goat (Kid), posta Mirandesa, wild boar, partridge, and the feijoada (bean stew), among others.
“Running in the Douro Valley is much more than pounding the asphalt; it is feeling the pure emotion that conquers the heart step by step.”
Last day for entries: March 31.
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Source: Running Wonders