Rowing in Portugal:
Enjoy the Douro River – The UNESCO world Heritage
Row and socialize – along the banks of one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe.
Rowing in Europe offers the wonderful possibility to row in Portugal’s most magnificent river –the Douro river.
The river and the Douro Vinhateiro (wine growing-area) of the Douro Valley in Portugal has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the wine was taken downriver in flat-bottom boats called rabelos, to be stored in barrels in cellars just across the river from Porto. Dams with locks (we will meet 3 of them) were built along the river, allowing river traffic.
The area of the Douro has a microclimate allowing the cultivation of olives, almonds, and especially wine grapes. The region where we row, around Pinhão is considered to be the centre of Port wine. Believe us: There are also fantastic red and white wines to taste.
Our trip starts in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, which can be easily reached by air (Easyjet, Ryan Air, TAP, Delta, AUS) from almost all European Airports and selected Airports in the USA/CAN, GER/SUI/UK/FR and AUS/NZ. After our train transfer to Pinhao, we will row 4,5 days with daily stretches of 22-30 km and arrive in Porto after a total of 120 km. A safety boat will join us, esp.when entering the locks. Also interesting: Caminho del Douro, a walking path through the valley.
Tour date: 01.09.2019 until 06.09.2019
5 Nights in 3* and 4* Hotel/w/BF
• 4,5 rowing days
• Local tour support
• Boat rental / Lunches
• Welcome and Farewell
• Double room accomodations
Not included.: Safety boat/train transfer, extra nights * Price based on 15 participants