Boundaries were determined for the Douro Valley vineyards in 1756, making it the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Grape harvest and wine production goes back 2,000 years, however, and the support of the people led to the recognition of the vineyards as a Unesco World Heritage site.
The terraced fields on either side of the Douro River are like a patchwork quilt that would make any wine-lover’s eyes light up in an instant.
Douro Valley has an abundance of spectacular hiking opportunities (from easy to moderate hiking trails) and you’ll discover some of the most scenic hiking trails with us. From gentle strolls through the patchwork of vineyards, olive groves and idyllic villages to more strenuous climbs up to panoramic viewpoints such as Casal de Loivos, São Cristovão do Douro or Valença do Douro – there’s no better way to discover the picturesque scenery of the region than on foot.
" We did a family donkey tour. Our kids with 3 and 5 years-old, really enjoyed the tour with Linda and Carriça. Serra D´Arga mountain is quiet and wonderful! It was a fantastic day!"
"My wife booked the waterfalls and making traditional corn bread tour. Given the current Covid-19 circumstances I was impressed by the measures in place. Agostinho wore a visor and mask, the lunch had separate tables for us and gel to clean our hands."
"Short and light hike through the forest. Great swims in the lagoons and under the waterfalls. Our guide had a lot of knowledge about the environment and his English was very good. The picnic at the end was in a beautiful spot with only local fruits, jams, sausages and bread. I definitely recommend it!"
"Agostinho arranged walks and went through each day with us so we knew exactly what was happening and when. The walks were tailored to our needs (I'm the wrong side of 70) and were without fail a really excellent introduction to the many varied splendours of the Gerês National Park".
"My husband & I found our day hiking with Agostinho to be the highlight of our trip to Portugal. We visited the villages of Soajo & Lindoso and hiked the surrounding countryside. This allowed us to experience traditional Portuguese life".