Douro Valley and River Full-Day Heritage Hike
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1 day
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Had a great time! Miguel is a very animated and fun guide, sharing lots of fun stories and such along the way. The park itself is very impressive.. majestic, scenic views. There's also a quaint village (where u start your hike). There you will also find a small bar and restrooms; so you can have a coffee and buy some food/drinks before setting off. It was very, very hot on our day; nevertheless, I think most people who are more or less active (and wearing appropriate clothing/shoes) will manage fine on this hike. Swimming in the lagunes is lovely; could have stayed all day, if it were up to me. There are other people there as well (mostly Portuguese locals actually), but because you get there relatively early in the day, you'll be able to find a good spot for your towel. Our group had a great click as well, and we made plans to meet up the following days as well. Definitely recommended!
We were picked up prompltly by Hugo, and was the start of a fun, engaging and informative day. Hugo took special care of us and was extremely friendly and knowledgable about all things Porto, Portugal and the national park. The trip more than exceeded our expectations and was a great day out. Hugo also took particular care and attention to COVID-19 protocols and wore a mask throughout, we felt very comfortable travelling with Hugo during the pandemic due to how seriously he took it. We cannot thank Hugo or recomend this trip enough.
Brilliant trip by Norberto! He picked us up from our hotel on time and was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Dropped us off at the start of the Paiva walkway and was there to meet us at the end to take us to a traditional Portuguese restaurant for a lovely lunch. We were then driven to Aveiro for a walk around the town (with a market) and had a nice 45 minute trip on a ‘gondola’ before making our way on to our final stop for the day, Costa Nova, with its brightly painted fishermens cottages.
If you’re in Porto, it’s a must. Can’t recommend it enough. It’s a lovely walk and hike to the Seven Lakes, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Adriano is a brilliant guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He also has more than one exciting surprise along the way. Be warned, chances of breaking out in spontaneous karaoke are real.
It was a great day and good company. Our guide Luis was super friendly and made us feel very welcome. Kayaking is an amazing part of this experience. Beautiful nature, lots of fun, tasty food and you are recharged:) I would definitely repeat this experience!