The Way of St. James - The Coast Route "easy"

8 Days | 7 Nights
4/5 Hard
270 Km

Douro Wine Tour

A demarcated and classified wine region



The Douro valley is one of the ultimate wonders of nature. It is the culmination of the effort and energy of men and women, who through their labour gave shape to an already astonishing landscape. Travelling Douro is enjoying its convents and churches, meeting its rustic crafts, tasting the genuine cuisine and witnessing the Portuguese folklore traditions.

Port Wine is undoubtedly the most famous product of this region. Douro comes to life during the summer and beginning of Autumn, with the several holidays and wine celebrations that happen at this time of the year. The harvest of the grapes is most likely the biggest and liveliest event of this region.

Route description:

  • Mostly steep. Up and down route.
  • 100 % paved roads with very low traffic.
  • 4435 meters of cumulative ascents.


Itinerary:

Day1: Porto – Pinhão (110 km, transfer de comboio)

Day 2: Pinhão – Vila Nova de Foz Côa (74 km)

Day 3: Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (42 km)

Day 4: Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo – Marialva (60 km)

Day 5: Marialva – Penedono (27 km)

Day 6: Penedono loop (40 km)

Day 7: Penedono – Régua (52 km)

Day 8: Transfer by train to Porto

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Day 1: Reception at Porto
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Day 2: Pinhão – Vila Nova de Foz Côa.
Starting in Pinhão, you will begin your journey by heading towards Ervedosa do Douro and continuing to São João da Pesqueira, where you can visit a wine museum. The day will end with an accommodation in Vila Nova de Foz Côa, very well known site for its World Heritage Paleolithic paintings.
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Day 3: Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo:
Pedaling towards Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, will pass through Castelo Melhor, Algodres and Vilar de Amargo. Once in your final destination, you will be able to visit its Northern plateau, a preserved village with a medieval castle which overlooks the highest point of Portugal. Between February and March, in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, this natural landscape provides a beautiful scenery of almond blossoms.
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Day 4: Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo – Marialva
Continuing your cycling journey in the heart of Douro, you will now be heading to Marialva. The day will start with the following of the course of the Côa River, which will go up to Pinhel. Marialva is connected to a nobility title of Marquis, created after the Portuguese Restoration, in 1640, as well as connected to the equestrian art of the 18th Century.
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Day 5: Marialva – Penedono
Expect some challenges as you will pass by Mêda and Ranhados, the highest points of this route. From this stage on, we will enjoy the unique mountain carved landscapes, that which portraits the inhabitants of Douro, where vineyards stand the test of time.
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Day 6: Penedono loop
Enjoy a free day, or cycle a loop, to get to know surrounding villages. In case you opt for cycling, you will leave Penedono and find yourself in the middle of traditional farmlands. The landscape is dominated by vineyards and chestnuts, so much so that "Sernancelhe" area is known has the chestnut county. You will understand how much chestnut the region actually produces on the road side scenery. With the river Távora by your side you can enjoy the wonderful geography, with mountains and valleys, which is a trademark image of this part of the country. If you have the time, take a visit to the XIIth century church.
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Day 7: Penedono - Régua.
From Penedono we will once again ride along the Douro River. Régua is the last frontier to overcome on your way to Porto.
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Day 8: Transfer to Porto
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Luggage shuttling
Porto Airport Transfers
Trains or Bus Tickets
Van Support
GPS With route per booking
Bike rent
Guide
Mechanical Assistance
6 lunches
6 Dinners
Personal Accident Insurance
Liability Insurance
7 Nights / 8 Days ( price per person)
July, August and September Prices
Min. Participants
7 Nights / 6 Days ( price per person)
Self Guided bike tour
1589
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
No
GPS With route per booking
Yes
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
No
Mechanical Assistance
No
6 lunches
No
6 Dinners
No
Personal Accident Insurance
No
Liability Insurance
No
7 Nights / 8 Days ( price per person)
1.589 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
2
Guided bike tour
1945
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
minimum 8 pax
GPS With route per booking
-
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
6 lunches
No
6 Dinners
Yes
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
7 Nights / 8 Days ( price per person)
1.945 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
4
Guided bike tour Plus*
2556
Accommodations W/ Breakfast
Yes (4 stars, farms or rural houses)
Luggage shuttling
Yes
Porto Airport Transfers
Yes
Trains or Bus Tickets
Yes
Van Support
Yes
GPS With route per booking
-
Bike rent
Yes
Guide
Yes
Mechanical Assistance
Yes
6 lunches
Yes
6 Dinners
Yes
Personal Accident Insurance
Yes
Liability Insurance
Yes
7 Nights / 6 Days ( price per person)
2.556 €
July, August and September Prices
+ 100 €
Min. Participants
4

Observations:

  • Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room;
  • Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends

Extras

  • Electric bicycles price: 175€
  • Suplement for single room: 329 €
  • Solo traveler: 200 €
  • Extra nights: on request

**Observations:** * Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room; * Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends **Extras** * Electric bicycles price: 175€ * Suplement for single room: 329 € * Solo traveler: 200 € * Extra nights: on request

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