PACK DOURO VALLEY HARVEST 4 DAYS

 



 

DAYS: 4 

TOUR:

Portugal is a country of great wine tradition, evidenced by the diversity of wines throughout the different regions of the country. The wine-grape varietiesand the wines are known worldwide for their high quality, being several the prizes and distinctions awarded by the most prestigious international entities.

The oldest demarcated region of the world for the production of wine – Douro Valley – is the birthplace of a wine known and recognized worldwide for its quality –Port Wine.

The Douro Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Site, besides being a wonder of nature, illustrates the human effort spent on sustainable transformation of the environment, which throughout the years has adapted the steep and rocky slopes of the valley of Douro river, as well as its tributaries, to vine growing, thus building the oldest demarcated region of the world for the production of wine. It took years and years of effort to remove all the shale, in order to create all the terraces where vines are established to support the varieties of the worldwide known Port Wine.

This is the extraordinary scenario appreciated and valued by everyone, making this region a must-visit, especially during the grape harvest season, when the landscape is full of colour and joy.

 

 

DAY-TO- DAY

Day 1: Arrival and accommodation.

Remaining part of the day entirely free for personal activities. You can relax in the pool or perform some activities

 

Day 2: Experience in the vineyard

The day will be dedicated to grape harvest, with the opportunity to observe and/or participate in grape picking.

We set off towards the vineyard where the work starts at dawn. There we will visit the vineyard, accompanied by technical explanation about grape harvesting. We will have the opportunity to observe all the work of picking and placing the grapes in the baskets. During the visit, if desired, you can participate in the activity of harvesting and transport of grapes. To carry out this activity, all the required materials will be provided.

After the activity in the vineyard, we will continue with our visit to other areas of the farm. The visit ends with a wine tasting.

The afternoon is free, so you can know more about the farm. You can make a bicycle ride or simply relax by the pool.

 

Day 3:  Experience in the wine press

Departure for a boat trip, where you will enjoy the fantastic landscapes of Douro and get a different perspective of the grape harvest, which takes place along the banks. The scenery is magnificent. You will have a more extensive view over the course of the work in different farms located on the banks.

 In the afternoon, a visit will be made to the wine cellar, accompanied by an expert guide who will give a technical explanation about the production of wine. We will observe all the work that takes place in the wine press, where the grapes are carefully deposited. The wine press fills gradually with grapes, which are then treaded by a group of people who work in an organized manner, to the sound of popular music.

 

Day 4 :   Departure

 

LODGING

 Lodging will be on tourism housing or rural housing, with all comfort conditions that allow a pleasant stay within an environment of tranquility.

The accommodation units are strategically located, to allow better access to the places of activities set out in the Grekking ® programs.

Your accommodation unit selection will be done accordingly the chosen program and accommodation unit availability

 

INCLUDED

- Accommodation in double room for 3 nights.

- 3 breakfasts.

- The lodging-activities and activities-lodging transfer are included in this proposal.

- Boat trip on the River Douro

- Train trip along the Douro.

- Bike Tour

- Wine Tasting with dishes and visiting a farm

- Specialized guide for activity days

- Insurance and safety devices.

 

EXCLUDED

- Everything that is not expressly described in this proposal.

- Ask us please, if you want another service besides the ones included in this proposal. We are prepared for to give an answer that meet your requests

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES


In addition to activities proposed before, other extracurricular activities that can be carried by visitors.

 

AGROTURISMO ACTIVITIES:
- Harvest
- Mushroom picking
- agricultural activities
- Olive picking
- Oil Production

CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
- Painting Ceramic Tiles
- Leather Work
- Traditional cheese dairy making cheese
- Traditional bakery with a wood oven


ACTIVITIES OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
- Recovery equipment social institutions
- Reforestation of burned areas
- Arrangements, such as access paths and walls


ACTIVITIES OF EARTH:
- Paintball
- Ride TT
- Moto ride or 4-Kart Cross
- MTB ride
- Archery
- Climbing in natural environment
- Donkey rides
- Visit the museums and monuments

ACTIVITIES IN WATER:
- Boating
- Canorafting
- Canoeing

ACTIVITIES TO RELAX:
- Sessions in SPA

 

 

 

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