Douro Valley wine trails (UNESCO)
One has always been searching for a place to get lost and re-discover the world around. If you are also looking for such a place, here are some reasons why the Douro region should be in your must-visit list. Listed in 2001 in the UNESCO Heritage list, Douro is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Meanwhile – a surprisingly quiet place, besides the few autumn weeks of harvest. A self-guided hiking trip there will let you explore in the best way the scenic landscapes while walking from village to village. The list of wine brands to try is really huge but along the way, you will have many chances to do so in the picturesque wineries. The itinerary is not that intense and each day you will have plenty of time to stop for short breaks to refresh your energy with a snack or just with the divine beauty of nature.
- Duration8 Days I Difficulty: 1/2 (of 5)
- What is included7 nights bed and breakfast (en-suite rooms; 3-4* hotels and high category country inns), 2x dinners (Day 2 and Day 3); 5x lunchpacks (Day 2 to Day 6 incl.); Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanhã train station (or from the city center if you stay pre-tour nights in Porto) on Day 1 + tour briefing; Detailed route notes & maps; GPS tracks; Luggage transfers from Day 2 to Day 6 and to Pinhão train station on Day 7 (1 bag per person - max 15kg); Private transfer from Porto hotel to the airport on Day 8; Emergency support phone line
- What is not includedDrinks and other meals, entry fees (museums/wineries), public transportation tickets
- Best periodMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October