Start in Porto, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, classified as UNESCO World Heritage. Learn about Port wine and its associated culinary dimension. Throughout your journey, the River Douro will envelop you with its magic, whether you are enjoying a breathtaking view from high up, cycling alongside it, or even riding on a boat cruise. The tour is sure to leave you in absolute awe of the beautiful surroundings of the Douro Valley. The river carved the deep valleys out of the land and then Man transformed the schist mountains into soil and walls and planted the vines, green in summer, flame-coloured in autumn. With knowledge handed down from generation to generation, he inclined the terraces to expose the vines to the rays of the sun which give the grapes the warmth that the wine craves.
Following a route between the viewpoints that offer the best vistas, you need to cross the river from north to south and back again. But along the way you can admire breathtaking landscapes over the river and visit vineyards, towns and villages until you reach Miranda do Douro, the point at which the river enters Portugal.
The unique terraced vineyards, so typical of the region that is UNESCO-listed as World Heritage, are a delight to the eye. Hiking, you will visit Pinhão, around which most of the famous Port wine estates are located. Here you’ll visit the beautiful train station covered by hand painted tiles, Portuguese art at its best. The accommodation is chosen with the greatest care, and each offers you a taste of local wine and architecture, in their own way.
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