Wine Route. Portugal & Galicia

Portugal

This is a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage.

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Wine and winemaking have a long history, deeply connected to the story of this land and the people involved in its production.

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Wine Route. Portugal & Galicia

This wine tourism route unites two countries and several designations of origin, where we invite the traveler to discover their lands, the history and the culture of these places. The Northern Portugal and Galicia wine route is a more active way to discover the heritage of these territories and how much it unites them.

Vinhos Verdes, Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Vino del Douro and the famous Vino do Porto are names that await us to learn about the culture of wine that we can find there through different activities.

DATES & AVAILIBILITY

May 29th 2022 - June 5th 2022    Available     1.510€ Per person 

Sept 4th 2022 - Sept 11st 2022 Available     1.510€ Per person 

Single Supplement + 540€ 

Come with us to discover this wine tourism route, walking through vineyards, enjoying nature and away from the cities….

HELDER CEREIJO

Our expert in Wine routes!!

INFORMATION

Groups           Customized 6 - 12

Start/Finish   Porto - Porto

Duration        8 Days

Difficulty       Moderate

We are sure you will absolutely love all the wonderful accommodations . We have personally selected all our accommodations to give you the best possible experience. During the Camino we will spend the night at the most charming Manor Houses. They are located in beautiful rural areas surrounded by lush, peaceful scenery to give you a complete cultural experience. All of our accommodations have en suite bathrooms. You can be sure to receive personalized attention and excellent service from the owners, who will make you feel right at home.

You walk your Camino at your own pace. There is no one you have to follow or walk with. We have meeting points along the way where our support vehicle will be waiting with snacks, fruit and water and to make sure everything is OK. We start walking at around 9 am and finish our daily walk just in time for lunch. We meet at the end of the stage to eat, have a drink and relax. If you do not want to keep walking for any reason, you can hop on the support vehicle or be taken back to the hotel. You mustn't worry about getting lost as the yellow arrows always show the way. After the daily walk, and after we’ve all had lunch we will head back to the hotel.

    ITINERARY:

    DAY 1 | VISIT PORTO. Transfer to Monção

    After a welcome briefing at the meeting point, we will go for lunch before exploring Porto ́s historic center. We will discover the old quarter, walk by the river and Ribeira. This area offers remarkable testimony of the city ́s rich commercial past, and presents a lively and welcome atmosphere. Later in the afternoon we will be trans- ferred to Monção, a medieval town at the northern border with Spain.

    DAY 2| ALVARINHO GREEN WINES. HIKE | 13,7 Kms

    Monção is a perfect gateway to start discovering the Vinho Verde DOC region and learn about the Alvarinho wine. We will hike along green fields, visit and have a wine tasting at the imposing Brejoei- ra Palace, and its grand gardens and wine estate. Back in Monção, you will have free time to wander by the river Minho and the ram- parts of Monção Town and visit the Alvarinho museum. Inc. Visit & Wine tasting at Palacio da Brejoeira, Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 3| RIBEIRO WINES REGION. HIKE | 13,8 Kms

    Morning transfer to the Ribeiro wine region, one of the oldest wine regions in Spanish territory. This lush and green region is making a comeback to traditional winemaking, by replanting the native grape varieties, recovering the hillside terraces and taking ad- vantage of the latest technology for a better winemaking. Today ́s hike takes us through the old trails that connected San Clodio Monastery to a small hillside hamlets, along the river Avia. Before our afternoon transfer to the town of Allariz, we still have time for a wine tasting to discover and enjoy the region ́s wines. Allariz, is one of the most scenic medieval towns of the Ourense province and is the gateway to the Área de Allariz Biosphere Reserve. Inc. Visit and tasting in Winery Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 4| RIBEIRA SACRA HEROIC WINES. HIKE | 11,4km

    The incredible schist terraces on the Sil river canyon are so small and narrow that only a single line of vines is planted and work must be done by hand. The hike in this area of Ribeira Sacra, with a DOC denomination, will take us to beautiful viewpoints on lands planted with vines for 2000 years. Inc. Visit & Tasting, Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 5| FAVAIOS PLATEAU. HIKE | 11,8 Kms

    Favaios is one of the six wine-producing villages in the Douro re- gion, high on the plateau. This is a picturesque region, with vine- yards spreading all around. It is the perfect area to produce the muscatel grape variety, used to produce the fortified wine of Favaios. Hiking along the rows of vine we will discover how this unique wine is produced, have a wine tasting, and savor the deli- cious wood-fire baked bread of Favaios. Inc. Visit & Tasting, Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 6| SPARKLING WINE DOURO REGION. HIKE | 8,5 Kms

    The Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas, from the 12th century, was one of the largest Cistercian monasteries in Portugal. The dynamic spirit of these monks shaped the Douro region as they work the land, grew vines, and instilled rules and traditions that are in still in place today. One of them is the production of spar- kling wine, following the traditional champagne method. Our hike will cross this wine-producing area and the villages of Salzedas and Ucanha. Inc. Visit & Tasting, Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 7| ATANTIC DOURO TERRACES. HIKE | 8,8 Kms

    We will explore the western part of Douro region, and witness how a mountain chain affects the wine culture. The weather is no longer dry, and we are under the influence of the milder and moistened winds of the Atlantic. The region here makes it better suited for green wines. During our hike we will pass through old villages, and cross terraces of cherry trees, olive trees and vineyards. Inc. Lunch box, Dinner

    DAY 8| DEPARTURE

    On this departure day a transfer will take you to the airport or oth- er departure place you have in mind.

    WHAT DO WE INCLUDE?

    Transport

    PRIVATE BUS . LUGGAGE TRANSFER.

    Guides

    BILINGUAL GUIDES. 24H ASSISTANCE.

    Accomodation

    SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS.

    Meals

    BREAKFAST . MEALS AND DINNERS (*) . SNACKS AND FRUITS.

    ActIvities

    GUIDED VISITS TO HISTORICAL SITES .

    Insurance & More

    TRAVEL INSURANCE . MAPS & INFO. PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO

    EXCLUDED

    • Flights or other transportation to Porto.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Gratuities.
    • Extra drinks.

    OPTIONAL

    • Single Room.
    • Extra nights before or after the tour.
    • Extra wines at Lunch and dinners.
    • Up-grades at Wine Tastings.

    HOW TO BOOK?

    On Line: Book Now

    E- mail : info@thewaytours.com

    Phone : + 34 629 066 115

    PAYMENT METHODS

    Wire Transfer

    Secure Payment: Visa, Master Card

    We will respond to your enquiries within 24 hours

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