HIKING TOURS AND EXPERIENCES

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About us

We are Sílvia and António and we live in Ervedosa do Douro, a village on the southern bank of river Douro. We’ve created Douro Walks, a project based on hiking tours and experiences in Douro valley.

Our family works in the terraces of vineyards, olive and almond trees for generations. We are committed with the Douro culture and landscape. We intend to share that with you.
Our programmes are private and customizable and are meant to provide an authentic look into the sights, traditions, food and wine of Douro Valley.

About us

Walks

The walking paths are a way of accessing the fields. Apart from that, they are a window to the cycles of nature, the work and the days in the Douro. Thoreau says: «The fastest traveller is the one that walks.»  And we believe in that.

HIKING

Casal de Loivos

This walk begins at the hilltop of Casal de Loivos, a small village close to Pinhão. It’s a short walk but it shows perfectly the magnificent Douro valley: villages, valleys, vineyards and olive trees. 

Hike info

Length: 3 km/1,8 mi

Route type: Point to Point

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2h

Price per person:

Min 2: 55€
3 to 4: 40€
5 to 6: 30€
7+ contact us for prices

Provesende

This walk is centred in the small village of Provesende, famous for its generous white wines, and allows us to contemplate the valley of Pinhão. A breathtaking perspective of Douro from above. 

Hike info

Length: 6 km/3,7 mi

Route type: Point to Point

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 3h

Price per person:

Min 2: 60€
3 to 4: 45€
5 to 6: 35€
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Douro River

We will walk towards Douro river and eat our picnic close to the water. Along the way, vineyards and olive trees are constant landmarks. A private boat will be will be waiting for us by the river to take us on a private journey to Pinhão, the village where our itinerary ends. A walk where the land meets the river.

Hike info

Length: 8 km/4,9 mi

Route type: Point to Point

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Duration: 3h

Price per person:

Min 2: 65€
3 to 4: 50€
5 to 6: 40€

7+ contact us for prices

Private boat trip:
price under consideration

Ervedosa do Douro Domains

The walk begins in the village of Ervedosa and heads towards the Torto river valley. Along the way, we will see Pinhão at a distance and some local quintas – Monte Bravo, Pedrógão and Aranhas. The small properties that belong to local people are some of the highlights of this walk.

Hike info

Length: 9 km/5,5 mi

Route type: Circular

Difficulty: Moderate / Option: Easy level

Duration: 3h 30m

Price per person

Min 2: 55€
3 to 4: 40€
5 to 6: 30€

7+ contact us for prices

Torto
River

We will head to Torto river – a winding and quite wild tributary of the Douro river. A off-the-beaten-path that will for sure spark your imagination and will give you a different perspective of Douro. A truly characteristic area of Douro where the presence of the locals is deeply noticed.

Hike info

Length: 15 km/9,3 mi

Route type: Point to Point

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 5h

Price per person

Min 2: 65€
3 to 4: 50€
5 to 6: 40€

7+ contact us for prices

Vineyards
Route

This walk goes around several emblematic quintas – Gricha, Roriz, São José, Tecedeiras and Pessegueiro. It is a journey that celebrates the life around the vineyards.
The simple, yet self-assured and stunning views, will amaze you.

Hike info

Length: 17 km/10,5 mi

Route type: Circular

Difficulty: Hard

Duration: 6h

Price per person: 

Min 2: 75€
3 to 4: 60€
5 to 6: 50€

7+ contact us for prices

Further Information

Includes:
Local and knowledgeable guide
Transfers from Pinhão

By request:
Picnic with homemade/local produce and wine – 20 € per person

Recommendations:

Use comfortable shoes and clothing; bring sunscreen, a coat and a hat; use hiking poles.

In high temperature days, we suggest doing the short walks and we recommend starting them earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.

 

Picnic – Afternoon food adventure

Combine our picnic with a walk or an experience and embark on a tour around the food and drink of Douro valley. Our homemade products and locally grown ingredients are meant to arouse your senses and memories. Taste our breads, cakes, biscuits, cheeses, jams, honey, smoked pork, fruits, almonds, vegetables, olive oil, lemonade, generous and red wines. An authentic trip to Douro cuisine from past till present where you and nature set the program.

Experiences

Harvesting

Taking part in a harvest is an excellent way to live and experience life as locals do. Join our family and come with us pick grapes, almonds and olives. We will share our traditions, joy and food with you.

Experience details

Difficulty: easy   

Duration: 5-6 hours

Included: Typical picnic/local produce

Price per person: 

Min 2: 90€
3 to 4: 75€
5 to 6: 65€

7+ contact us for prices

Pruning

Pruning symbolises a new beginning. It’s time to start again. Done in Winter time, is a preparation to a new cycle of life.
Join our local family in this task of cutting and removing the dying branches of the vineyards so that we can improve the form or assure a good production. We will share our traditions, joy and food with you.

Experience details

Difficulty: easy   

Duration: 5-6 hours

Included: Typical picnic/local produce

Price per person:

Min 2: 90€
3 to 4: 75€
5 to 6: 65€

7+ contact us for prices

On the road: villages and wine

Start the day by paying a visit to some miradouros of Douro, places of History full of stories. After the viewpoints of Ervedosa, Nagozelo and São João da Pesqueira, have a Lunch in a traditional restaurant and visit a local winery. The programme ends with the tasting of generous wine.

Experience details

 

Pick-up/Drop-off: Hotel&Train station (Douro wine region) 

Duration: 6 hours

Included: Lunch, tastings and viewpoints 

Price: Under consideration 

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How to get to Ervedosa do Douro

You can get to Douro and, in particular, to the village of Ervedosa do Douro:

– By car, from Porto city, taking first A4, then A24 and finally N222, direction – São João da Pesqueira.

– by train, from railway stations São Bento or Campanhã  (Porto city), taking the Douro Line till Régua or Pinhão.

Dourowalks is certified by Portugal Tourism with the license number 126 / 2019

Rua da Praça, nº 65, 5130-072 Ervedosa do Douro

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