Hiking - Into the Douro Vineyards

Outdoor Activities in Portugal

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Tour description provided by Viator

This is a particularly beautiful hike in all its extension. The views are always breathtaking. The trail is totally done in the Douro Demarcated Zone – DOC – and surrounded by vineyard landscape that is a World Heritage Site.We classify this hiking way with Easy/Medium difficulty level, because the path is open and easy to progress, however, you must keep in mind ist extension – 17.2 km – and the elevation gain that requires some physical preparation, since the trail begins in Ervedosa do Douro Parish, descends to the banks of the Douro river and returns to the point of departure.
We set off from your hotel towards Douro Valley. We will arrive at a beautiful local little village and star our hike until the Douro river banks and back, always surrended by port wine vineyards.  Along the way, you will appreciate the wonderful landscapes of the valley and the Douro river, its slopes and vineyards, and pass through innumerable Wine Estates such as Quinta da Gricha, Quinta da Vila Velha, Quinta de Roriz, Quinta de S. José, Quinta de Teixeira or Quinta of Monte Bravo.After reaching the banks of the Douro river, we began the climb up, returning to the dazzle of the landscapes, returning to the beautiful Parish of Ervedosa do Douro.And, at last but not least, another highlight of our day: it`s time to get back the energies we spent! We`ll drive to a rustic restaurant where a proper food experience is waiting for us. You will get delighted with some of the best “petiscos” of the traditional Portuguese cuisine. Afterwards, we return to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide along the hiking way
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks: sandwich, energy bar, fruits and mineral water
  • Traditional food after hiking

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions