In times it marked the border between Portugal and Spain, and throughout its course are immense the testimonies of the times. Paleolithic engravings, castles, bridges, historic villages, churches, farms, wine, gastronomy and an imposing nature.
This is the Côa River.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights;
Tour type: Nature Tours; Patrimony; Gastronomy and wines; Bird watching; Rock carvings; Sights;
Places to visit: Amarante; Torre de Moncorvo; Barca de Alva; Escalhão; Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo; Almendra; Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; Almofala; Pinhel;
Activities: Sightseeing; Visit to the Ethnographic Museum and Church of Escalhão; Boat trip on the Douro River; Visit to the Côa Valley Archaeological Park (Ribeira de Piscos – interpretive tour with guide, for observation of rock engravings); Visit to a wine farm with lunch; Guided tour in the Faia Brava Reserve; Birdwatching in the Aguiar dam; Walk through the cliffs of the Águeda river; Train journey along the Douro vineyard world heritage;
Transportation: Automobile; Train (alternative);
Accommodation: Rural Tourism Unit;
Tour starting/ending point: Porto;
Total distance traveled: 660km
Included: Guide; Transportation with driver; Accommodation c / PA; 3 lunches; 2 dinners; Boat trip on the Douro River; Guided visit to rock engravings; Guided visit to the Faia Brava Natural Reserve; Visit to a wine farm; Entrances to monuments; Wildlife observation material;
Price: from 190€ Person/Day
Departure from Porto at 8.30 am, and trip to Torre de Moncorvo, with a stop to visit Amarante. Lunch in Torre de Moncorvo and boat trip on the Douro River in Barca d'Alva. Visit to Escalhão, Ethnographic Museum and Church. Accommodation in Castelo Rodrigo.
In the morning, we’ll visit the rock engraving nucleus of Ribeira de Piscos and Quinta da Ervamoira (wine farm). Lunch and guided interpretive tour with a nature guide, in the Faia Brava Natural Reserve. Return to Castelo Rodrigo. Dinner in Almeida.
Birdwatching at the Aguiar dam and walking along the cliffs of the Águeda River at the Chapel of Santo André. Lunch and visit to Pinhel or lunch and train journey Pocinho / Pinhão along Douro Valley - World Heritage. Return to Porto with a stop at Régua, arriving at 19.00.
Departure from Porto (hotel)