Explore Douro Valley Hiking and Wine tasting
Explore Douro valley, the most ancient wine region, doesn’t need presentations. The Douro River cuts through the bottom of the valley with its sides full of vines to give us an amazing scenario. It also gives us unique wines and amazing people to greet us. Explore the river on a traditional boat and visit renowned wineries on this amazing UNESCO’s World Heritage site.
Next to the Douro valley are some amazing and very old engravings in the hidden valley of Côa river. Also an UNESCO’s World Heritage site on its own since 1998, You can either see some of the engravings in the museum or on site by 4×4 or kayak trips all along the valley.
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothes and footwear;
- Sun screen (summer);
- Rain jacket (winter)
- Luggage for one night
Pick up is at the hotel where you are staying and we head towards Pinhão on the Douro Valley to see the vineyards.
In the morning we will hike through the vineyards while having gorgeous views of the landscape and Douro river, ending on a relaxing lunch with regional products.
After lunch we go for wine tasting on a winery, followed by a boat trip on the river so you can have a different perspective of the valley, the river and the vineyards.
At the end of the day we drive to the national park and rest so you can be ready for the next adventure on the following day.
On this second day, we will go further East to reach the Côa Valley and its river, a tributary to the Douro River, where the famous engravings are located. An official guide will take us on a museum’s 4×4 vehicle to see the Canada do Inferno Prehistoric Rock-Art site, on the western bank of the river Côa. The engravings are well protected and can be only visited with certified guides. There are more than one thousand engraved rocks, spread across 80 different locations and some are 30 thousand years old! After the visit we will have lunch at a local restaurant and on our way back to the hotel in the afternoon, we will take a scenic road and make a few stops along the way at some view points and historical sites.
- Explore the Douro Valley hiking through the vineyards
- Walking in a unique landscape, world Heritage of humanity
- Understand the different wines of the region and their production process
- Explore Douro River on a traditional boat
- Find the best viewpoints and see the amazing sights.
- Visit local wineriesWine Tasting
- Foz Côa Valley and Museum
- Visit local villages
- Private tour
- All transfers (in Douro Valley – transfer to Douro Valley from Porto available)
- Foz Côa Visit
- Local English speaking guides
- 2 lunches
- Wine tour
- Port wine tastings
- Personal accident insurance
- All fees and taxes
- Personal expenses