Douro International Natural Park
Wildlife reserve, monumental cliffs and ancestral traditions
Explore the splendour of the most remote mountainous region in Portugal and the wildest trail along the Douro River: the Douro International Natural Park! Landscapes of monumental cliffs, natural sanctuaries, majestic birds of prey hovering over the river, towns that have preserved their ancestral traditions, vineyards, olive and almond groves, are the great markers of this itinerary.
Starting at Miranda do Douro, a historic, monumental and cultural town, your walk through the Natural Park will take you to the heights of the spectacular cliffs and to typical villages such as Picote and Sendim, rich in handcrafts and traditions. Olive oil, almonds, wine, figs, Mirandesa cattle and Miranda donkeys are all part of the agricultural activities of this enchanting region. In a sheltered valley, you will come across the largest plantation of juniper trees in Europe. Felgar is a charming, peaceful village with remarkable landscapes. In Torre de Moncorvo, the capital of flowering almond trees, delight in the typical sugar-covered almonds, one of the 7 Portuguese Sweet Wonders. The regional cuisine, based on local produce, will be an outstanding experience. At the end of your hike, there is the magic of the view over the Douro River and the majestic metal bridge at Pocinho. A train ride will take you downriver to your final destination, Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage City, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Discover its historic city centre and taste the fantastic Port Wine!
- 8D / 7N / 6 stages
- Easy and medium
- Minimum: 2 pax