View of the Douro valley
Juicy grapes while walking in the Douro-valley
Hiker in the middle of green vineyards of the Douro-valley

Enchanting Douro-Valley with Charm

Cultural and culinary enjoyments in the valley of Enchantment.

On your arrival in Pinhão, you can already feel the charm of the Douro-Valley with every footstep. Known as the “Valley of enchantment”, the green hills and valleys of this unique world heritage scenery await you. Hiking on unspoiled trails, the blue shimmering Douro river always in sight, you reach one charming village after the other, many of them with their own local wineries that offer a broad variety of award-winning of different types of wine to taste and enjoy. Culture lovers discover the rich history of this ancient region in the numerous museums, like the bread and wine museum in the village of Favaios. Friendly locals are happy to show you their traditions, most of the time connected with the famous wine production, which is the heartbeat of the Douro-valley all year long. A special highlight of your journey are the overnight stays at very charming and comfortable country chalets (Quintas), which welcome you to relax and restore your spirits at the outdoor swimming pool with views down to the green vineyards of the valley. At the end of your hiking week you will be enchanted by the magic of this blessed region.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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After your arrival in Pinhão, take a stroll around the vineyards, sample their wines or take a boat trip along the river. In the evening, take the chance to enjoy tasty local dishes in the splendid restaurants of this charming village.

Today you explore the western slopes of the Pinhão-valley, as you climb to the hillside villages of São Cristovão do Douro and Provosende. The views of the surrounding vineyards will more than compensate your efforts. End the day with a warm welcome and a home-cooked meal at Casa de Vilarinho de São Romão, where a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or a nap in the comfortable guest lounge await you.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
11 km
690 m
260 m

With Vilarinho de São Romão as your base, today’s circular route winds down to the Pinhão River via a couple of small villages and wine estates and along the opposite hillsides, through the vineyards, with varied landscapes and splendid views throughout. Relax at a riverside picnic spot before making your way uphill to the village of Celeirós, where you can stop to taste the wines at Quinta do Portal before returning to your delightful accommodation.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
660 m
660 m

Enjoy views across the valley on your way towards the pretty village of Sabrosa. Follow an ancient road between here and Favaios, as you head down through the vineyard terraces to the river. Wend your way uphill again between grape vines and olive groves towards a distinctly different landscape. Taste traditional wood oven-baked bread and moscatel wine in Favaios, then continue to the small, historical town of Alijó.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
16 km
690 m
630 m

Today’s walk is a circular route from Alijó that undulates through an ever-changing patchwork of vineyards and fields towards the ancient village of São Mamede de Ribatua, with spectacular views of the surrounding rock-strewn mountains. Return to Alijó in the shade of the pine forests

approx. 4 to 5 hours
15 km
490 m
490 m

Spend the day walking through vineyards, perhaps calling in at a wine estate or two for a tour and tasting session before reaching the ridge at the top of the eastern slopes of the Pinhão Valley. Look back at the terraced slopes opposite to identify the villages you passed by earlier in the week. You’ll have magnificent views of the Douro river, before reaching the last village of the day. Once there, take the chance to visit the nearby olive oil museum.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
270 m
450 m

Today’s rather short but stunning walk down to Pinhão leaves you with time for a final winery tour and tasting session overlooking the Douro River. Enjoy lunch in the village or a picnic in the vineyards, before taking the train back to Porto for a night in the heart of the city. Take your time to explore the city’s historical monuments, but also revitalised areas such as Rua das Flores and the riverside Ribeira district. If you have some time left, cross the river and visit at least one of the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia to see and smell where the barrels of aging wine are stored – and raise your glass to an unforgettable hiking journey!

approx. 2 to 3 hours
6 km
140 m
470 m

Tour character

You are hiking on solid, unpaved trails. For walking times up to max. 6 hours and the sometimes a little bit longer ascents and descents, a good basic fitness level is enough to feel comfortable.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020
Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Season 2
May 1, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
Charming Douro-Valley, PO-DOWPP-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Extra nights upon request on each day Finish

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • 2x evening meal (Vilarinho de São Romão)
  • 4x walking snack (day 2 – 5)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfer airport Porto – station Porto


  • Transfer hotel Porto – airport Porto
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available (GPS-device on spot included)
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure:

  • Airport Porto and organized transfer to the station Porto-Campanhã. You continue by train ( to Pinhão, duration approx. 2,5 hours. Return transfer from your hotel in Porto to the airport at the end of your trip, transfer included in the tour package.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Train journey Porto – Pinhão (day 1) and Pinhão – Porto (day 7), approx. EUR 22 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!


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4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Ulla-Karin Hultinger DE | 16.08.2019
Sehr gut organisierte Tour. Immer freundliche Leute und fantastische Natur.
4 stars
Patrick W. LU | 05.06.2019
Schöne Wandertour mit kulinarischen Highlights
Tolle Tagestouren mit schönen Aussichtspunkten durch die Weinberge entlang des Douro. Kulinarisch wurden wir sehr verwöhnt, sowohl zum Abendessen als auch mit den Lunchpaketen. Die Unterkünfte waren bis auf eine sehr gut. Wir sind auf dieser Reise sehr vielen netten und freundlichen Menschen begegnet und würden diese Reise auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Sehr geehrter Wandergast, herzlichen Dank für Ihr Reisefeedback! Wir werden alle Unterkünfte noch einmal eingehend prüfen um allen Gästen auf dieser Reise ein rund um perfektes Wandererlebnis bieten zu können. Es würde uns sehr freuen, Sie bald wieder einmal auf einer unserer Reisen begrüßen zu dürfen!

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