The Douro River runs over 200 kilometers in Portugal and over 100 in the Douro international where it marks the border between Portugal and Spain.

Along its course traverses northern Portugal and several counties in which we find the beautiful landscapes of the Alto Douro Wine Region, a region classified as World Heritage by UNESCO

We can see the beautiful cities of Vila Real, Lamego among many other riverside towns as Peso da Régua, Pinhão, Miranda do Douro, and in the coastal city of Porto.

Through the Alto Douro, Douro Litoral and Trás-os-Montes can be made many tourist routes. Here are some suggestions to visit this beautiful region.


Cruise from Porto to Régua

In this route we cruise the Douro upstream, from Porto to Peso da Régua located in the heart of the Douro Wine Region. It will be a journey of 7 hours with lunch on board, which will take us through two dams: Crestuma-Lever and Carrapatelo. Along the way you can see the terraced vineyards on the banks of the river, farms and beautiful scenery as the river meanders through the middle of the increasingly steep slopes.


Cruise in the International Douro

In this route we go to the International Douro, the border between Portugal and Spain. We left the river beach of Congida, about 2kms from Freixo de Espada à Cinta, and went up the Douro River surfing the reservoir dam of Saucelle. We pass near La Barca a Spanish small village, and continue until the dam of Aldeadávila. We do then the inverse route.



Route by National Road 222, along the Douro riverside
Route of the Douro Viewing Points (Miradouros)
Cruise from Régua to Barca d'Alva
Train travel between Régua and Pocinho