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Guided Full Day Walking tour by the Douro wine country

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Douro River
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Start location:
Porto
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Price from:
390€ per guest
Experience the Douro valley's vineyards, walking in the first demarcated wine region in the world. Hike the most scenic trails of the region, visit the wine cellars and taste some of the best port and Douro wines in this day tour.
Duration
1 DAY
Altimetry
50 › 800 M
Distance
5 › 10 KM
Tour type
Guided, Premium
Level
Beginner, Experienced, Intermediate

Highlights:

This tour in a nutshell

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.

Hear from our guests

Wonderful walking by the Douro

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.

Joana Macedo, Portugal

Gallery:

A closer look at the region
Bike Tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela - The Central Camino
Bike Tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela - The Central Camino
Bike Tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela - The Central Camino
Bike Tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela - The Central Camino
Bike Tour from Porto to Santiago de Compostela - The Central Camino
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Day to Day:

What you'll be experiencing everyday

Transfer from Porto to Pinhão
Pinhão – Provesende (7 to 12 km hike)

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

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Included

Full-day

Available every day, on demand. Bookings with a minimum of 24 hours.
Transfer from your hotel in Porto to the start of the tour and back;
GPS, Backpack and other appropriate gear for the hike;
Guide walking with your private group, adapting the experience to your needs;
Personal Insurance;
Nutrition and Hydration during the Hike;
Stop for coffee and pastry mid-hide;
Lunch stop at Quinta de La Rosa or a selected restaurant in Provesende (drinks not included);
Walking up to 5.30 pm, with extra distance covered;
Optional: Wine tasting;
;Optional: Boat ride
Optional: Additional night in Pinhão, upon request;

Prices:

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Prices

Full-day

For 1 guest
390 EUR per person
For 2 guests
270 EUR per person
For 3 guests
240 EUR per person
For 4 to 6 guests
220 EUR per person

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Full-day (approximately 6 hours, with lunch stop, starts at 09am)
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EXPERTLY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS
RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE
ADAPTED TO EVERY TYPE OF HIKER
GROUP DISCOUNTS
AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of Portuguese tourist guides ans walking enthusiasts, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

We are seasoned travelers and love the proximity and timeless feeling of exploring new turns, mountains, beaches and viewpoints on foot. Our passion is to share these feelings with you, so that you fall in love with Portugal as much as we are too.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides, making sure our guests’ walking holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.
After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!
WALKING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your holidays, our staff will contact you to ask for further details to better design a tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different hiking experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" hikers, we provide additional challenges. Or you are welsome to take a day off; we invite all our guests on our guided tours to simply hop into our vans if they want to enjoy a recovery day.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I walk/hike on a regular basis, for fitness. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere, going out on hikes up to 2 or three hours.

You will get to hike at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our van if you so desire or challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to walk in a group with like-minded people and accompanied by our guides, discovering the best of Portugal

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Hiking is a great part of my life, and I walk regularly. I am comfortable with hikes of 3 to 4 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles, so that I can explore more and discover the most beautiful places.

You will get to explore different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to walking along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, but also enjoy the descents and push yourself climbing those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, and pushing a little harder to get off the beaten path.

3 EXPERT

/ I am an explorer by nature and understand I have to push myself to get to the top of the summit. I love to climb, hike, do trail running and tackle big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories. I love to spend the full day walking or even trail running.

You’ll get to hike or run the best Portuguese trails and push yourself as hard as you can, as at the end of the day, you know you’ll be able to rest and relax. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Walking holidays Portugal for all.
/ From 5 to 8 guests, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 9 to 12 guests, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ From 12 riders to 20 guests, 10% discount for guests;


EXPERTLY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS

AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is composed of Portuguese tourist guides ans walking enthusiasts, in love with our country and proud to present the best landscapes, gastronomy, history, culture and experiences to anyone who chooses to ride in Portugal.

We are seasoned travelers and love the proximity and timeless feeling of exploring new turns, mountains, beaches and viewpoints on foot. Our passion is to share these feelings with you, so that you fall in love with Portugal as much as we are too.

Our team is composed of dedicated guides, making sure our guests’ walking holidays run smoothly and exceed their expectations.

RELAX AND VISIT AT YOUR OWN PACE

After a great day outdoors, it's time to relax

We work with the best hotels and SPA's, to guarantee you full-access to great relaxing experiences and a good night's sleep after your hiking is done.

/ Access to the best SPAs;

/ Free time for sightseeing;

/ Experience adapted to your own pace and holiday style;

We strive to provide our guests with time to relax and immerse into the atmosphere, providing a balance between great activities and well deserved “me time” on your walking holidays Portugal!

ADAPTED TO EVERY TYPE OF HIKER

WALKING HOLIDAYS FOR EVERY TYPE OF RIDER

While planning your holidays, our staff will contact you to ask for further details to better design a tour more suited to you. However, all our tours are built to adapt to groups with different hiking experience, having shorter and longer options. For "expert" hikers, we provide additional challenges. Or you are welsome to take a day off; we invite all our guests on our guided tours to simply hop into our vans if they want to enjoy a recovery day.

RIDER TYPES:

1 BEGINNER

/ I walk/hike on a regular basis, for fitness. I prefer rolling terrain but enjoy reaching my goals and enjoy an active lifestyle. I like to overcome some challenges, but mostly enjoy the landscapes and atmosphere, going out on hikes up to 2 or three hours.

You will get to hike at your own pace, in moderate distances and hop on our van if you so desire or challenge yourself when you feel comfortable! You’ll get to walk in a group with like-minded people and accompanied by our guides, discovering the best of Portugal

2 INTERMEDIATE

/ Hiking is a great part of my life, and I walk regularly. I am comfortable with hikes of 3 to 4 hours, or even more at a relatively strong pace. I like to be challenged and to surpass obstacles, so that I can explore more and discover the most beautiful places.

You will get to explore different riding experiences, from tougher climbs to walking along in great company. You’ll have time to enjoy the great landscapes, but also enjoy the descents and push yourself climbing those tough hills. You’ll enjoy the variety of terrain, and pushing a little harder to get off the beaten path.

3 EXPERT

/ I am an explorer by nature and understand I have to push myself to get to the top of the summit. I love to climb, hike, do trail running and tackle big climbs to long, technical descents, especially the ones that allow me to push my limits and make long lasting memories. I love to spend the full day walking or even trail running.

You’ll get to hike or run the best Portuguese trails and push yourself as hard as you can, as at the end of the day, you know you’ll be able to rest and relax. Lead the pack and take on the special extra-challenges we have in store for you – try to keep up with our guides as you go for the extra mile just before your well deserved rest and massage at the hotel!

Walking holidays Portugal for all.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

/ From 5 to 8 guests, 5% discount for guests;

/ From 9 to 12 guests, 7.5% discount for guests;

/ From 12 riders to 20 guests, 10% discount for guests;
Book with confidence - Check our cancellation policy.

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