1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. River Douro

Douro Valley and River Full-Day Heritage Hike

Product ID: 34531
Hike the Douro Valley, walking through the vineyards of Portugal on a 14-hour tour. Experience the magnificent scenery of the Douro River and UNESCO World Heritage listed landscape. Walk along the banks of the Pinhão River and more.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike through the vineyards of the Douro Valley
  • Get panoramic vistas of the UNESCO protected landscape from strategic viewpoints
  • Walk along the banks of the Douro River, following old wine trails
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Porto
Full description
Explore the villages, vineyards, and rivers of the Douro on a 12 kilometer hike with an elevation gain of 450 meters. 

Your full-day tour starts with a transfer by van from Central Porto. Follow the path of the River Douro as you admire the marvelous scenery.

Upon arrival, walk to one of the best viewpoints of the Douro Region, traversing the vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For lunch, stop at the Casal de Loivos viewpoint. From here, wander through vineyards, following old trails, in some cases no longer used to get to the vines. Once back at the valley floor, hike the shores of the River Pinhão to arrive at the mighty Douro, and back to Pinhão.
Includes
  • Guided hike
  • Liability insurance and personal accident insurance
  • Return transportation Central Porto to Pinhão
What’s Not Included
  • Picnic bag (€10 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• The hike covers 12 kilometers and an elevation gain of +450 meters
• This hike can be adapted to accommodate most fitness levels
• Bookings must be made at least 2 days in advance
• Please provide your name and date of birth for insurance purposes
• Acceptance of reservations is dependent upon availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Don’t do this!

No train - we went by van. No hike or wandering in vineyards, spent 1 hour at a mall while obtuse unprepared guide bought disgusting food which we ate sitting on the ground. No information about Douro or wine and no tastings. Adriano knew nothing about the Douro or being a tour guide. What was supposed to be a 14 hour day was less than 10 - during which he provided 1 bottle of water each. He smoked constantly - stopped randomly for coffee and to talk with friends leaving us in the car or standing around. When we asked to move on he said he was busy - then claimed we had no time to tour the valley. A truly bizarre and very unsatisfactory experience.

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24 May 2018

had a great time hiking with Adriano, such a beautiful area

14 May 2018

Amazing guide Carlos made it a great day!

We loved our guide, Carlos! He have us opportunities to taste port wine at a quinta and then hike among the grape vines. Super helpful, super knowledgeable, would do it again in a heartbeat!

26 June 2017

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Portugal Nature Trails

Product ID: 34531