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Douro Valley Hike
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Discover Douro Valley: Small Group Hike, Lunch, and Wine Tasting
Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a hike through the Douro Valley, an authentic jewel of Portugal. Experience the breathtaking beauty of this region that has captivated hearts around the world.
Inhale deeply and let the fresh air fill your lungs, mingling with the scents of nature that surround you. Marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes that unfold before your eyes, painting a vivid picture of nature’s grandeur.
As you tread upon the ancient soil, feel the resilience and strength of the schist beneath your feet. This unique terrain, coupled with the abundant sunshine, bestows upon the Douro Valley its renowned qualities. It is here that the oldest demarcated wine region in the world thrives, producing remarkable wines, including the celebrated Port Wine.
Immerse yourself in the local climate that lends its character to the vineyards while the hard work and dedication of the Douro people shape the very essence of this land. Witness the harmonious fusion of nature and human endeavor, resulting in a wine estate unlike any other.
In your limited time in the Douro River Valley, savor the highlights that await you. Embark on a leisurely stroll through a picturesque village, where history and charm intertwine. Engage your taste buds in a delightful wine tasting experience, allowing the flavors of this remarkable region to dance upon your palate.
Believe me when I say that this tour is an experience worth treasuring. Seize this opportunity and let the Douro Valley cast its spell upon you. I assure you, you will not regret it.
- Listen to the soothing sounds of the nearby river as you walk along its banks, immersing yourself in nature’s tranquility.
- Explore the small village and walk through the terraced vineyards and olive groves.
- Experience the best Portuguese cuisine at lunchtime.
- Visit the top Port Wine Cellar and learn more about this superb Douro wine.
Is Private Douro Valley Hike right for you?
Experience a Private Douro Valley Hike with a Small Group and indulge in the beauty of the Douro Valley with a private hike tailor-made for your group. This exclusive tour offers an unforgettable day exploring picturesque landscapes. Immerse yourself in the region’s renowned Port wine culture as you enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting.
Perfect for couples, families, youth, wine enthusiasts, and small groups of friends, this easy-level hike covers a distance of 3.8 km (2.37 miles) with an elevation gain of 178m.
What is the best time of the year to embark on a Douro Valley Hike?
The best time to embark on this hiking adventure is during the winter, spring, or fall seasons when the landscape is at its most captivating. Book now your private Douro Valley Hike and create lifelong memories.
How large are the tour groups?
Experience the charm of Douro Valley Hike like never before with our small and intimate tour groups, usually limited to just 8 participants. We’re passionate about creating a personalized adventure for each guest, and this modest group size ensures that you can immerse yourself fully in the breathtaking landscapes and local culture. With fewer people, you’ll have ample opportunities to interact with fellow travelers and receive personalized guidance from our expert tour guide. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the Douro Valley, where small groups lead to big adventures and lasting memories.
- Pick-up and drop-off at the accommodation in Braga or Porto.
- Lunch in the Douro Valley (main dish, dessert, and beverage). Optional drinks: Portuguese wine, coke, or water. It is not included in the lunch: whiskey or another cocktail.
- Local Guide (English-speaking).
- Gift: refillable water bottle and one hat per person.
- Port Wine tasting in the Douro Valley (Standard three great wines).
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and meals not specified
- Entrances other than mentioned
- Telephone and personal expenses
- 09:00 AM
Meeting Point: Your hotel in Braga or Porto. After your breakfast, we’ll set off from your hotel, venturing on a scenic 1h30 drive toward the mesmerizing Douro Valley. Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring adventure that awaits you amidst this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site. Our first stop is the charming town of Pinhão, where an extraordinary hiking experience amidst the Douro Valley vineyards awaits. Equipped with a hat and a refreshing bottle of water, you’ll embark on a captivating trail surrounded by endless rows of vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Along the way, immerse yourself in the serenity of the Douro while relishing in the magnificent views that have made this valley world-famous.As we stroll through the vineyards, our knowledgeable guide will unravel the secrets of the terroir, enlightening you on the unique characteristics of Douro’s soil, landscape, climate, and the exceptional grape varieties that thrive here. Traverse alongside olive groves, citrus-scented orange trees, and the luscious foliage of fig trees, adding to the sensory tapestry that accompanies this extraordinary hike.+/-01:00 PM
Indulge in a Flavorsome Lunch
Savor a well-deserved break as we settle down for a mouthwatering lunch at a carefully selected venue. Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of the region, indulging in delectable local cuisine that showcases the rich gastronomic heritage of Douro Valley. Let your taste buds revel in the harmonious pairing of culinary delights and regional wines, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Immerse Yourself in Art and History at Pinhão Train Station
Following lunch, we’ll visit the illustrious Pinhão Train Station, celebrated for its exquisite azulejo tiles. Marvel at the captivating artwork that adorns the station’s walls, depicting intricate scenes from Douro’s history, culture, and natural beauty. This architectural gem stands as a testament to the region’s heritage and will leave you in awe of its artistic grandeur.
Unveiling the Elixir of Douro: Port Wine Tasting
Our final stop is a renowned winery, where you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a remarkable Port wine tasting experience. Delight your palate as you sample a selection of exquisite Port wines carefully crafted to perfection. Allow the rich flavors and aromas to transport you to the heart of Douro Valley’s winemaking tradition as our expert guide reveals the secrets and nuances of this renowned elixir.
Tour Conclusion: drop-off your Hotel.
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A full-day Douro Valley hike tour is an organized excursion that allows participants to explore the stunning Douro Valley region in Portugal on foot. It involves a day-long hiking adventure through the picturesque landscapes, vineyards, and terraced hillsides of the Douro Valley, often accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
On a full-day Douro Valley hike tour, you can expect to see breathtaking views of the Douro River, terraced vineyards, charming villages, and lush countryside. You will have the opportunity to learn about the region’s wine production, visit local wineries, and sample some of the famous Port wine. The tour typically includes stops at scenic viewpoints, traditional wine estates, and landmarks that offer insights into the cultural and historical significance of the Douro Valley.
Absolutely! Wine tastings are a delightful part of your Douro Valley Small Group Tour experience. Prepare your palate for a sensory journey as you savor three distinct and exceptional glasses of Port wines.
Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and complexities of the region with a tasting of the following esteemed Port wine varieties:
Special Reserve: Discover the refined character and impeccable balance of this remarkable Port wine, carefully crafted to showcase the best qualities of the Douro Valley.
Late Bottled Vintage (LBV): Delight in the intense fruitiness and harmonious notes that define this premium Port wine, crafted from a single vintage and aged to perfection.
10 Years Tawny: Allow the layers of complexity and smoothness to captivate your taste buds as you savor this beautifully aged Tawny Port wine, revealing exquisite flavors that have developed over a decade.
Embark on a wine tasting journey like no other, where each sip unveils the essence of Douro Valley’s winemaking mastery. Immerse yourself in the artistry and heritage of Port wines as you explore their unique characteristics and appreciate the craftsmanship behind each glass.
A full-day Douro Valley hike tour offers a manageable level of physical activity, making it accessible and enjoyable for participants of various fitness levels. The hiking distance typically covers approximately 3.8 kilometers (2.37 miles), allowing you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes without feeling overwhelmed. With a modest gain in altitude of 178 meters, you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking views while maintaining a comfortable pace. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the activity, this tour offers a fulfilling and rewarding experience that combines adventure with the beauty of the Douro Valley.
It is recommended to wear comfortable and breathable clothing suitable for hiking, including sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Dressing in layers is advisable as the weather in the Douro Valley can change throughout the day. Additionally, it is essential to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a refillable water bottle, a small backpack for personal belongings, and a camera to capture scenic views.
The Douro Valley is known for its delicious and hearty cuisine. Some typical dishes you can try for lunch include:
- Bread, olives, and wine: These are often served as a starter, allowing you to sample the region’s flavors.
- Alheira: A smoked Portuguese Jewish sausage made with various types of meat, such as pork, veal, duck, chicken, quail, rabbit, and bread. It’s a unique and flavorful dish.
- Pork chop with rice and white cabbage: A comforting and traditional dish featuring tender pork chop accompanied by flavorful rice and white cabbage.
- White beans with tomato and bacon: A rustic and satisfying dish combining creamy white beans, tangy tomato, and savory bacon.
- Stewed goat with potato and tomato sauce: A rich and hearty dish featuring tender goat meat slow-cooked with potatoes in a flavorful tomato sauce.
- Dessert: Borrachão: A delightful treat, borrachão is a dry cake moistened with Port Wine, adding a touch of sweetness and unique flavor.
These are just a few examples of the delicious cuisine you can expect to enjoy during a Douro Valley tour. The specific dishes available may vary depending on the restaurant or dining establishment visited during the tour.
Yes, you can! Eco Trilha provides a free, flexible payment option for you to pay in installments. Click Book Now and then choose Pay 20% Deposit as a payment method during checkout. We will send you an email with the final payment one month before the departure date.
- Free cancellation: More than 15 days before the arrival date. Alternatively, you have the option to receive a Gift Card (without a name and expiration date). This gives you the flexibility to plan your adventure with us whenever it suits you best. We value your understanding that refunds involve significant costs for our small company, and your support in this matter is truly appreciated as we continue to provide exceptional experiences while managing our resources effectively.
- 14 to 4 Days Before Arrival: You have the flexibility to reschedule your booking free of charge. You can receive a gift card for your deposit (without a name and expiration date), which can be used at a later date.
- 3 to 1 Day Before Arrival: In this window, a cancellation will result in a charge of 100% of the reservation amount. Unfortunately, no refund will be provided.
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