Ruta del Douro. Patrimonio de la Humanidad.

Portugal

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Ruta del Douro. Patrimonio de la Humanidad.

This tour crosses the Douro wine region, taking you through mesmerizing sceneries with inspiring landscapes. Since the Roman occupation vineyards have been planted and the land has been worked to the known terraces of today’s UNESCO protected area. But more is to be found: little villages hanging from the slopes or the rock art engravings that from millennials are scattered in the countryside and are now available for visits.

The unique symbioses between the river and the terraces have shaped both land and man, into a culture that is deeply linked to this majestic river.

You Like wine, countryside this is a unique tour that join all together and allow you the discovering of a Wine culture and amazing region in Portugal.

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GUIDED INFORMATION TRIP

LENGHT

8 Days

DISTANCE

53km

DIFFICULTY

Fit

START/END

Porto

ACCOMMODATION

Superior/Comfort

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The oldest denomination area in the world.
  • Traditional gastronomy and wines from the region.
  • Côa Valley Paleolithic Engraving and Museum.
  • Porto & Porto Wine Cellars.
  • Historical villages.

FECHAS Y DISPONIBILIDAD

16 Abril 2022 - 23 Abril 2022                       Disponible    1.640€

06 Noviembre 2022 - 13 Noviembre 2022 Disponible    1.640€

Hotels » D1 & D2 Hotel Antiguas Eras 3* (COMFORT VERSION) Small hotel with character and well situated just outside the Alberca Town Center, allowing easy access to cars and buses. Only 5 min on foot from Alberca Town square. Beautiful Rooms with their own bathroom situated on two upper floors with elevator access. In the common areas a little bar and restaurant serve typical gastronomy . Hotel Doña Teresa 4* (SUPERIOR VERSION) Doña Teresa Hotel is a luxury space that provides excellent amenities like a Spa. The hotel is just outside the old quarter, about 200m from the town center. Spacious rooms with bathrooms situated on the upper floors with Elevator. The hotel offers 4 distinct restaurants nearby, depending on your choice of ambiance. Hotels» D3 & D4 Hotel La Enoteca del Marqués 3* (COMFORT VERSION) Small Rural Hotel with its own wine cellars. Offers simple but comfortable rooms intown. The restaurant is a typical Spanish town restaurant. Wine tastings possible. Posada Doña Urraca 4* (SUPERIOR VERSION) Small Rural Hotel with exceptional amenities. Situated just outside the town offers a beautiful view of Fermoselle. The rooms are cosy and are of different decorations and styles. The outside areas are perfect to enjoy a glass of wine and the restaurant is the perfect place to taste the delicacies from the area and enjoy the perfect wedding with the Arribes wines. Hotels » D5, D6 & D7 Hotel Convento Las Claras 4* (COMFORT & SUPERIOR VERSIONS) Situated in a refurbished Convent and in the historical area of Peñafiel. This hotel offers spacious rooms with a bathroom , a pub, spa and outdoor swimming pool to enjoy. On top of it the restaurant in an ancient Chapel that offers a superb way of tasting the local gastronomy and local wines!

HIKING TRAILS D2 Starting in Miranda de Castañar through the inwall town we soon exit the walls and follow old ways down the valley. Crossing the river San Benito we follow a smooth dirt trail that takes us by fields and forest up to Villanueva del Conde Village. From there is a footpath that brings us back to the river and up into Miranda de Castañar. In the way some art exhibitions blend into the surroundings... D4 Starting in Fermoselle most of the paths we follow are dirt agriculture tracks easy to follow and to hike. Not much shade during the all day hike!! D6 Easy day hiking through fields and vineyards. Wide path and in some parts following a signed trail. No difficulties are to be expected during the hike. The path will also follow the banks of River Douro and pass by villages. D7 Easy day following wide paths of agriculture lanes. Almost no elevation today while hiking.

    ITINERARY:

    Day 1 Welcome at Porto & Transfer to Lamego.

    Our guide will welcome you at the meeting point in Porto and we will travel to the city of Lamego. Depending on the time of arrival we will go for a walk in the town center, visiting the Castle at the hilltop, the 12th century Cathedral and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies which stands gracefully above town, with its hundreds of zigzagging stairs decorated with tiled friezes. Transfer to Lamego: 1H45min Overnight: Hotel 4* - Lamego Hotel & Life Meals: Dinner

    Day 2 Hike the Douro Wine Terraces. 15,8 km

    The hike starts in Tabuaço, crossing the old town center, through small picturesque streets, until we enter the wine terraces. Our first stop will be a small wine producing state where we have the opportunity of a tasting, and after have our picnic. The hike continues along the slopes and terraces, until we reach Barcos, one of the traditional and emblematic Douro wine producing villages. From here we will have a transfer back to our hotel. Transfer to Tabuaço: 1H30 Transfer to Vila Nova de Foz Côa: 1h45min Overnight: Hotel 3* - Vale do Côa Meals: Breakfast - Lunch box - Dinner

    Day 3 Hike the Côa Valley & Visit Paleolithic Rock Art. 11.3 km

    During the morning we will visit the Côa Museum, where we will learn about the Paleolithic rock art engravings in the region. The Côa Valley is the center of a large open-air Prehistoric rock art site, classified as UNESCO World Heritage. In the afternoon, we will go for a hike through the surrounding valleys, crossing olive groves, and fields of almond trees and vineyards. We will walk along the banks of the Côa River until we reach the Côa valley that hosts rare Neolithic and Iron Age engravings. Transfer to Vila Nova de Foz Côa: 30min Overnight: Hotel 3* - Vale do Côa Meals: Breakfast - Lunch box - Dinner

    Day 4 Marialva Historical Village Hike. 13 km

    The hike today will take us to valleys, toward the historical village of Marialva dating well before the 9th century AD. We start with a short transfer to Mêda and then follow ancient trails that link the villages, until we reach Marialva. Here, we will visit the castle and wander the old streets, discover the ramparts and the Castle Church, and finally continue the hike following an old trail to Longroiva. Longroiva is a spa village that also features historical sights and medicinal waters. From here we will have a transfer back to our hotel in Alijó. Transfer to Mêda: 30min Transfer to Alijó: 2H Overnight: Hotel 4* - Pousada de Barão de Forrester (Alijó) Meals: Breakfast - Lunch box - Dinner

    Day 5 Hike River Pinhão Valley & Favaios Plateau. 13,7km

    Our first stop today will be in Sabrosa, the home town of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer that organized the first circumnavigation of the Earth. After visiting his birth place, we will continue the hike towards the Pinhão river, one of the main tributaries of the Douro. Later a table awaits us with regional delicacies and wines. We will continue across Favaios plateau and vineyards, and finish the hike in our hotel. Transfer to Sabrosa: 25min Overnight: Hotel 4* - Pousada de Barão de Forrester (Alijó) Meals: Breakfast - Lunch box - Dinner

    Day 6 Hike from Alijó to Vale de Mendiz. 15.1km

    We will return to the village of Favaios, not because of its famous fortified wine, but to visit one of the oldest bakeries in the region. Here they still work manually, and the wood still heats the oven to bake this delicious bread that we’re going to have the opportunity to taste. The hike will continue following the ridge of the valley, with stunning views over the terraces and the river, until we reach the small village of Vale de Mendiz. From here we have a short transfer back to our hotel. Transfer to Alijó: 20min Overnight: Hotel 4* - Pousada de Barão de Forrester (Alijó) Meals: Breakfast - Lunch box - Dinner

    Day 7 Hike Porto Historical Center. 8km

    After an early breakfast and transfer to Porto, we will begin a walking tour in downtown Porto. Portugal's second-largest city gave its name to the country's most well-known wine export and served as the center of its shipbuilding industry during the 14th and 15th centuries. Today's walk will explore Porto's narrow streets and ancient buildings from its historical center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, we'll learn about the first Portuguese kings and the town's centuries-long rule by local bishops. We will explore the river area, where we can see the traditional Rabelo boats anchored, and climb to the circular-shaped church and cloisters of the 15th-century Serra do Pilar monastery for memorable views of Porto's downtown area. And what best way to end this week, with a traditional Fado dinner. Transfer to Porto: 1H40min Overnight: Hotel 4* - Spot Family and suites Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

    Day 8 End of Program

    Meals: Breakfast The tour ends at check-out.

    WHAT´S INCLUDED?

     • Meeting at Porto.

    7 nights lodging on COMFORT accommodations on BB basis. (double room)

    Transportation in MiniVan or MiniBus.

    Walking visit to Porto center.

    Lunch box or Lunch from D1 to D7.

    Dinner from D1 to D7.

    Wine tasting D2, D5, D6, D7.

    Visit to Côa Museum & Archeologic site.

    Liability and personal accident insurance.

    OPTIONNALS

    • Single Room.

    Extra days before or after the tour.

    Transfer to meeting point.

    Transfer from Porto to Airport or other.

    EXCLUDED

    Flights or other transportation to Porto.

    Personal expenses.

    Gratuities.

    Up-grades at wine tastings

    Extra drinks at lunch and dinner.

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