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Pinhão Nature & adventure

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From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

1. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

Porto: Douro Valley Hike and Winery Tour w/ Tasting & Picnic

2. Porto: Douro Valley Hike and Winery Tour w/ Tasting & Picnic

Have a taste of Portugal's culture and landscape with a comprehensive excursion from Porto. Trek through the majestic Douro Valley and reach the village of Pinhão for a winery visit and tasting experience. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature and explore the area with some free time. Walk through the vineyards in Douro Valley toward the traditional Pinhão village. Make a stop along the way to tour a local winery and learn how their wines are made. Enjoy a tasting of 3 wines and a delicious picnic of charcuterie, bread, and cakes, paired with red and white wines. After the picnic, continue on with your hike and reach Pinhão. Explore the town at your own pace or hop on a scenic boat cruise for an extra charge. Relax as you take in the incredible landscapes of Douro Valley from this quaint town.

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

3. Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

Navigate on a unique river, in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world and also a UNESCO world heritage site. You start from Pinhão, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going up stream until the Roncão area where you turn around and return to Pinhão. Along the way you’ll see hills of terraced vineyards until the river, with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you do the same stretch up and down, it could very well be a different one, because seeing it in one direction and then on the other creates two completely different points of view and sights. The traditional rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

4. Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.

Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

5. Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

Starting from Pinhão, pass under the iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Continue along the River Douro, admiring hills of terraced vineyards with no cars in sight. Take in the scenic views of the oldest wine region in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you reach the Roncão area, you will turn around and start the return journey to Pinhão. Although you will do the same stretch of the river on the way back, you will have a different point of view of the sights along the way. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

From Porto: Full-Day Douro Tour

6. From Porto: Full-Day Douro Tour

Take a trip by bus along the Douro River to discover charming riverside towns and landscapes on this full-day bus tour from Porto. Enjoy picturesque views of the famous river that flows between mountains, experience local traditions and food, and visit the birthplace of one of the world’s most beloved drinks, Port. Stop at the town of Amarante on the bank of the river, and see the historic Monastery of Saint Gonçalo, which dates back to the 16th century. Enjoy a tasting of some of the region’s finest Port before we continue to the Pinhão parish on the rolling hills of the Alijó area. Take in more spectacular views of the hillside vineyards and the lush valleys. Explore more of this UNESCO World Heritage site and see historic Roman settlements before we return to Porto in the evening.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,382 reviews

Our boat ride was lovely!! The boat itself is gorgeous and the Captain was incredibly friendly. My husband and I enjoyed chatting with him during part of the ride - discussing the boat (my husband is a boat nerd) and the Douro Valley/Portugal. I booked 5-6pm to enjoy the golden hour of sunset (5:15pm). In hindsight I should have probably booked it for 4-5pm because the high mountains block out some of the sun- making the sunset feel earlier. The ride was smooth and relaxing!!!

I expected something harder as it was mentioned in other reviews, however for a hiker is easy, for a beginner might be a bit harder but super doable. Even expecting something more challenging, I have to say I really loved the day and the picnic was the highlight.

senza dubbio la miglior esperienza in Portogallo! La nostra guida Adriano è stata super disponibile,simpatica e ci ha raccontato molte curiosità! una giornata davvero indimenticabile

Great way to get to know Douro Valley, we thought the hike was not that difficult and we really enjoyed our day with Tito. Thanks to everyone for this awesome day!

We were lucky to have the sun in autumn and to make the most of the comfort of the boat, the skipper's explanations and the magnificent landscapes.