ENDORSED BY BURNHAM GUIDES www.burnhamguides.com
We offer two expeditions. One is 10 days (Itinerary I) and the other is 6 days (Itinerary II). Regardless of which Expedition you chose you will not be disappointed. Please ask us if you need help to decide.
Our 10 day Expedition: Paddle all the way across Portugal from Spain to the Sea (Itinerary I)
Visit three World Heritage Sites in Ten days and 9 nights filled with mystery, beauty, history, nature and gastronomy. This is the Douro River Expedition. The Douro River is an extraordinary place, magical some people say. High steep banks that in many places are sheer granite walls raising several hundred feet. In other places the very steep banks are terraced through many years of hard work. In fact many of these terraces were first created by the Romans when they were raising grapes to make wine sent to all the Roman Empire. In parts, the terraced mountain sides stretch as far as we can see.
The Douro River brings life to all it passes and in Portugal this life is very much alive as you will experience if you join us. We start on the Upper Douro in the International Park between Spain and Portugal but very quickly we enter the World Heritage Site of the landscapes of the Alto Douro Wine Region and continue through another World Heritage Site of Prehistoric Rock Art in the Coa Valley. Continuing our journey we live and operate according to the traditional Environmentalist Creed; “Take only pictures and leave only footprints”. We are not tourists, we are travelers. We go down the Douro River to observe, learn and enjoy. Making new friends as we go along. We end our expedition in Porto, the third World Heritage Site.
Our 6 day Expedition of the Upper Douro Wine Region declared a UNESCO World Heritage site : (Itinerary II)
- This expedition of five night and six days, combines the city of Porto with its wine cellars and Art Deco, the famous train line “Linha do Douro” the Douro Valley, the prehistoric rock engravings of Foz Coa, the towns of Foz Coa, Sao Joan da Pesqueira, Pinhao, Peso da Regua, the small hill top village of Sao Xisto and paddling the Douro River to unite all the above.
- Both our Expeditions are limited to only 12 plus three guides. We feel this provides optimum possibilities to form a compact group and provide the best experience. Please refer to our FAQ and the Itinerary for detailed information. Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions and we will call you at your convenience.
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