3 DAYS WALKING TRIP ON THE ALTO DOURO VINHATEIRO

3 DAYS WALKING TRIP ON THE ALTO DOURO VINHATEIRO

Guided walk and tradition through terraced vineyards and villages in the Alto Douro Vineyard, a breathtaking scenery, classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO. Discover the oldest wine region in the world, and make unforgettable memories!

Along this 3-days trip, you will walk, with a local guide experienced and passionate about the Douro, surrounded by nature of great beauty with vineyards, olive groves, almond trees, walnut trees, and also areas of pine and eucalyptus trees. You will visit a Port and Favaios wine estate, experience a generous wine tasting, taste bread cooked traditionally, appreciate rich and local gastronomy, observe many houses covered in history… and view the majestic landscape of the Alto Douro vineyard, unique in the world!

Difficulty level: 3 / 5 (Moderate to Difficult)

Comfort level: 4 / 5 (Charming Hotel)

Suggested itinerary

(fully customisable in length, experiences, accommodation, …)

Accommodation and dinner: charming hotel, in the centre of Pinhão.

A walk along Pinhão’s river, with beautiful and impressive scenery of the terraced vineyards and the river…!

 

Pinhão : 

Nerve centre of the Port Wine demarcated region. There are several estates producing great classified wines here. The Pinhão railway station is famous for its 24 tile panels (azuleijos), which reproduce the landscapes of the Douro and vintage works.

Going through São Cristóvão do Douro, Provesende, Vilarinho de São Romão.

Sabrosa: Village with several emblazoned manor houses, from which we can appreciate the Pereiras house where Ferdinand Magellan was born, built in the 15th century, and the Casa dos Barros Lobo from the 18th century, that is a former manor house with the Barros Lobo family coat of arms.

Depending on the time of arrival in Sabrosa, there is a possibility to visit the Museum dedicated to Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese navigator who carried out the first circumnavigation voyage of the globe, from 1519 to 1522. A playful visit to a little history in the world of discoveries !

 

Lunch: picnic

Dinner and accommodation in the Casa dos Barros Winery Hotel by Vintage Theory

Descending walk towards Pinhão’s river, passing through Soutelinho’s village, Favaios’ typical village of the Douro, famous for its wheat bread and Moscat wine. 


Alijó

In a territorial axis that was a border between Christians and Arabs, Alijó was destroyed several times until it was abandoned. From the 12th century, thanks to charters granted by D. Sancho II, D. Afonso III, and by D. Manuel (16th century), Alijó began to live again. The municipality of Alijó is famous for its regional cuisine, its wines, and in particular the famous Favaios Moscat wine.

Depending on the time of arrival to Alijó, there is a possibility to visit the Bread and Wine Museum of Favaios and to visit a traditional bakery. 

Lunch: picnic

Dinner and accommodation at the Pousada do Barrão de Forester, the only Pousada in Portugal in the Demarcated Douro Region. A place full of history, a tribute to Joseph James Forrester, an English businessman, based in Portugal during the 19th century, titled Baron by King Fernando II in recognition of his appreciation of the Douro and Port Wine.

Walk through vineyards, with a view over the villages of Sabrosa, Provesende,… and the splendid Douro river.
Visit of the Quinta da Avessada, first estate in the region to produce Favaios Moscat wine. First Interactive Enoteca (local/regional wine shop) in Europe. Here you will have a playful, dynamic and interactive tour, which portrays in a unique way the history of the Quinta,its way of life, uses and customs, from the ancestral era.
Wine tasting, with lunch of typical dishes prepared in the traditional way.
Passing through Vilarinho de Cotas and stopping at the viewpoint of Casal de Loivos which offers one of the most beautiful views over the Douro Vinhateiro. A breathtaking panorama that will leave you speechless!
Lunch: Traditional lunch in Quinta da Avessada
Dinner and accommodation in a charming hotel in Pinhão

Transfer de Pinhão até ao aeroporto do Porto para o regresso a casa.

It includes

– 4 nights in charming hotels and lodges in double room with breakfast included
– Lunch (picnic) on Day 2 and Day 4
– Private guided visit of the village of Favaios on Day 3, as well as a traditional bakery, bread and wine museum of Favaios, cooperative winery in Favaios and the Quinta da Avessada wine cellar, Vilarinho de Cotas
– Traditional regional lunch on Day 3 in Quinta da Avessada
– Round Trip transfer Pinhão / Porto Airport
– Guide (Portuguese, English) expert and passionate during the whole trip
– Insurance “Personal Accident”

Does not include

– The plane ticket
– Travel / Medical / Repatriation insurance
– Extras / tips / personal expenses
– Cancellation / Interruption of the stay / Loss of luggage and assistance insurance.
– Everything else that is not included

You can privatise this trip on the dates of your choice, just for you and your travel companions. For a private trip, the price depends on the number of participants, the choice of hotels, the desired date and the duration. In this case, we recommend that you contact us directly and we will be happy to discuss your wishes with you.

In high season, our guides and hotels may not be available. If you would like the guarantee of a guide and the hotels of your choice, we recommend that you advance your programme booking as soon as possible.

Points of interest:

Pinhão, São Cristóvão do Douro, Provesende, Vilarinho de São Romão, Alijó, Soutelinho, Favaios, Visit of the Quinta da Avessada, Visit of the Bread and Wine Museum of Favaios and visit of a traditional bakery, viewpoint of Casal de Loivos.

Activities:

Walk with focus on wine traditions and nature.

Accommodation:

4 nights in charming hotels and lodges

Transportation:

Transportation company with chofer

The Guides:

António and Silvia, are our hiking partners in the Douro Valley. They are passionate about nature, traditions and local history. The walks will be full of culture.

Price for this tour: 1 060 € per person
(customisable in length, experiences, accommodation, …)

based on 4 persons:
– 4 nights and 3 full days
– Double room
– Accommodation in charming hotels
– Transportation in private car
– Breakfasts, lunches included

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