Join this Douro walking tour, fit for walkers, hikers or traill runners who want to discover the world’s first demarcated wine region and the portuguese historical villages of the Nort of Portugal. Walkby the Dour's riverside, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experience the secular traditions of this region. Hike the most scenic trails of the region, visit the wine cellars and taste some of the best port and Douro wines.
The sheer history of this region starts and ends in Porto, one of the oldest city centres in Europe, settled in the 2nd century BC during the roman occupation when it was named Portus Cale, to the UNESCO world heritage “socalcos”, that hold the wine farms on the steep hills of the Douro river, and to its own unique traditions, architecture, port wines and cellars.
In this Walking tour in the Douro you'll get to experience beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro valley, also a UNESCO world heritage site, due to it's trademark "socalcos" or terraced vineyards; Walking towards the quaint village of Pinhão, on the the riverbank of the Douro “expressway” and historically focused on the commerce and transportation of the grapes and the wine, to and from Porto, in the traditional “Rabelo” boats that docked in their ports.
Taste the different wines of the Douro valley wine country, from the world famous and acclaimed vintage Port wines, which were recently nominated 2014’s best wines in the world to the prized red and white Douro wines. Indulge in the local gastronomy, always varied and tasty, whether in Michelin starred restaurants or local “tascas”. Meat lovers won’t forget the “Posta Mirandesa” or the oven baked and smoked meats.
We took the walking trail of S. Cristovão do Douro. Our daughter loved it and was quite curious about the information the guide was giving. The weather helped as it was mild in March, I advise you to take a camera to photograph the beautiful sceneries that the Douro offers. The walk itself lasted for a couple of hours but we took our time. Do bring a hat if it's sunny! The restaurant where the guide took us was very good, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I would do this activity again and I will certainly be attentive to new walking tours in Portugal.
Transfer from Porto airport to Provesende (near Pinhão), in the heart of the Douro River.
Start of our hike, by the famous São Cristovão trail, towards Pinhão, one of the most precious villages in the region. Going down the whole trail (or up, if you wish to challenge yourself!) on an easy hike suitable for all ages, which we will complete at the group's pace. We'll walk by farms and through the vineyards, taste local bread, and reach Pinhão's quaint riverbank, before having lunch at Quinta de La Rosa, where we'll be tasting the local flavours, in a very historical setting.
Optional afternoon hike, wine tasting or boat ride. Direct transfer to Porto at the end of the tour.
Wine estate (for lunch and/or wine tasting): Quinta de La Rosa
Available every day, on demand. Bookings with a minimum of 24 hours.
390 EUR per person (for 1 guest);
270 EUR per person (for 2 guests);
240 EUR per person (for 3 guests);
220 EUR per person (for 4 to 6 guests);
All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid until 31/12/2019 and may suffer from additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense consultation of information with a commercial from Live Love Hike - Walking Tours Portugal.