origins of Portuguese Culture
Portugal was born in the North. Follow historical routes and visit the places
which influenced the development of Portuguese culture and tradition –
Guimaraes, Braga, Barcelos among others.
Roads to Santiago
would like to follow the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims, there are several
possible routes from Porto towards Santiago de Compostela. Perfect for hiking
or to follow by car.
and March, take the almond tree route, a train route between Porto and Pocinho,
complemented by three road journeys, to see the horizon covered in a snow-like
mantle. Legend says that the almond trees were found in Portugal even in the
times of the Moors. A young king commanded the cultivation of the almond to
gratify his Nordic princess, who missed her snowy homeland.
the secrets of Douro by the Steam Train - a charismatic steam locomotive with
five historic carriages that will go from Régua to Tua station.
Culinary tradition of smoked meats
Portugal has rich culinary tradition where the sea, the hills and the mountains
determine the flavors. The region is known of “alheira” sausages, and
the most famous “Mirandela sausage” has earned an almost mythical status, among
other regional smoked sausages – “salpicão”, “butelo” and “chouriços”.
is a unique experience. In September and October you can participate in grapes
harvest to get to know from the inside a tradition that has been passed down
through several generations. There are lots of regional festivities connected
with the tradition of grapes harvest.
"Vinho Verde" is a unique, refreshing product, which undeniably characterizes the
region. North Portugal is is the birthplace of the emblematic variety Alvarinho
and the producer of unique blended wines, having celebrated one hundred years
of demarcation in 2008.
professional courses with a mild climate, fresh mountain air and breathtaking
views. You will be amazed with perfect conditions all year long. There are over 20
courses to choose.
sports in Geres
the whitewater and the strong rivers. Wheatear you are looking for adventurous
rafting, canoeing or relaxing kayaking, you will find it all in Geres.
on the Douro River
or more days on a boat trip. You can take a short trip on a rabelo boat or
spend a few days aboard a boat-hotel. Doesn´t matter which you choose, you will
get an unforgettable experience.