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  • Day12

    Cambres, Peso da Régua, Portugal

    June 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today we are heading to Peso da Régua, located in the Duoro River Valley. We stayed at a private residence. Beautiful views of vineyards and the Duoro River from here. Did a drop-in to a vineyard that still picks its grapes by hand and stomps the grapes with their feet - this is marked by  a big festival that includes all the winery staff. Nice wines too! We took a drive along the River to Pinhao, a nice little village. We drove up to the lookout (miradouro) - unbelievable view of the whole valley of vineyards and river. You get a great look at the shale slopes and the way the wine terraces are cut from the rock.Read more

  • Day20

    Portwein und Rotweine

    February 5 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Heute morgen haben wir noch in Guimarães verbracht, und dort die Burg und das Schloss besichtigt. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind sehr gut restauriert und die Präsentation sehr informativ. Es ist natürlich super jetzt auf Besichtigungstour zu sein, ohne die Schüler wären wir fast alleine gewesen. Nach der Kultur und 2 Stunden Fahrt sind wir dann im Douro Tal angekommen. Hier kommt der Portwein und eine Menge hervorragender Rotweine her. Die erste Portweinprobe haben wir schon hinter uns. Hier gibt es noch viel gute Tropfen zu entdecken. Die Landschaft ist beeindruckend, morgen sehen wir davon mehr. Das Dourotal ist übrigens auch Weltkulturerbe. Hier wird nachweislich am längsten Wein angebaut. Das reisen mit Marco wird für mich immer erholsamer. So langsam weiß ich auf was bei der Auswahl der Stellplätze zu achten ist, und welche App die besten Informationen liefert. In Portugal mussten wir die Zeit umstellen. Wir sind nun eine Stunde hinter der Zeit in Deutschland.Read more

  • Day23

    #Stellplatz mit besserem Wetter

    October 24, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Wir haben unsere Streckenplanung geändert und sind jetzt in Peso da Regua. Wir wollten eigentlich gestern schon fahren, aber da es regnete sind wir noch einen Tag geblieben. Die Aussicht war heute bestimmt besser und wir konnten auch wieder Kurz tragen. Über 20 Grad und Sonne, hoffentlich morgen auch noch, damit wir mit dem Roller am Fluß entlang fahren können. Hier wird viel Wein angebaut und die Berghänge sehen mit dem Muster der Reben schön aus.Read more

  • Day3

    Quinta da Pacheca

    August 16 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Depois de um pequeno almoço na nossa quinta, seguimos para a Quinta da Pacheca. Uma quinta muito conhecida, pelos seus quartos de luxo em barricas no meio das vinhas. Só não ficamos lá porque estava esgotado, mas não me arrependo nada, há demasiada gente e é demasiado comercial.

    Fizemos uma visita agradável pela Quinta, mas a explicação é um pouco agressiva em termos de marketing sobre todo o processo: desde a vindima até ao pisar a uva, onde todos podem participar. Obviamente que a participação implica pagamento. No final, a prova de vinhos também deixou a desejar, os vinhos do dia anterior eram muito melhores. Também nos deram a provar uns vinhos do Porto mas não é a minha cena.
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  • Day4

    Quinta do Vallado

    August 17 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Tomámos o pequeno almoço, pagámos os vinhos que queríamos levar da Quinta da Valdalágea e seguimos para o Trilho Vinho do Porto.

    Um trilho de 8 km que começam na aldeia da Samodães. A primeira parte reserva-nos uma descida acentuada e escorregadia pelo meio das vinhas até ao rio. Segue-se então o troço mais fácil ao longo do rio, antes de começar a subir. Felizmente está um tempo chuvoso e não está muito calor, caso contrário não sei como teríamos feito, porque são vários kms de subidas a pique, por entre as vinhas e os muros que separam as quintas, sempre com uma vista deslumbrante que vamos deixando para trás.

    No último quilómetro ainda apanhamos chuva, parecia mais uma chuva tropical num dia de Agosto. Pelo caminho fomos provando umas uvas e umas amoras.
    Choveu o resto da tarde.

    Seguimos a recomendação da Anabela e fomos à quinta do Vallado fazer uma prova de vinhos. Segundo ela a quinta da Pacheca já perdeu a qualidade e foi uma má escolha.
    No final tenho que concordar com ela, a abordagem não foi de todo comercial. Já começaram as vindimas e por isso tivemos a oportunidade de ver parte do trabalho da separação/selecção das uvas. Tivemos oportunidade de provar um vinho branco, que o Valentim adorou, 3 tintos (gostei especialmente do 100% vinhas velhas e do biologico Douro Superior), e claro um Porto que não amo.
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  • Day29


    October 5, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Heute ein Erholungstag. Ich war ziemlich kaputt gestern. Ausschlafen, dann Stadtbesichtigung von Lamego mit seiner berühmten Kirche. Erstmals wieder viele Touristen.
    Dann eine 15 km Kurzetappe.
    Dann eine weitere Landmarke: der Duoro/Duero. Er mündet bei Porto in den Atlantik. Habe ich das letzte Mal auf der via de la plata bei Zamora überquert. Hier der totale Touristenrummel! Was für ein Wechsel von Ruhe, Beschaulichkeit, menschleeren Dörfern und einsamer Natur zu Kreuzfahrtschiffen, Touribussen und Wohnmobilghettos. Die Preise sind auch angepasst.Read more

  • Day38

    Quinta de Morrocos

    October 11, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    After visiting the Croft Estate we headed to the Morrocos Estate, which is family owned and used to be an abbey. It was a very different experience to the other winery - which was slick and corporate - as it was smaller and more rustic, had more character, and definitely felt like it had more history.

    We toured the vineyards, the large vats that are used for “stomping” the grapes, and the cellars and also saw the bottling (small machine that fills 8 bottles at once) and sealing process which, together with corking, is done by hand. We then got to taste a Ruby and Tawny port , which I didn’t particularly like, but Ian seemed to enjoy. The vineyard also produces olive oil and jam. We then headed back to Porto and decided to have a light dinner.
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  • Day40

    Day 40: East to the Alto Douro

    March 27, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Time to leave Porto for our last couple of days in Portugal! We were heading eastwards to the Alto Douro wine growing region (so named because it's around the Douro River), where they grow and manufacture the port wine that Portugal is famous for. In a two-for-one deal, it was also a UNESCO World Heritage site, since wine has been grown here since Roman times, and the sides of the canyons around the river have been turned into thousands of terraces.

    We left Porto around 11am and headed east, first on the freeway and then soon afterwards following the course of the river. Arrived in the first of several towns along the river at around 1pm and had a light lunch of sandwiches and wraps before checking out the museum dedicated to wine-making and port in general. Quite interesting, and some good info I'll be able to use in my video of the area!

    Drove further along the river and checked out a couple of view-points before eventually deciding to stop at a winery. We recognised the name Sandeman from one of the port caves in Porto, so we drove up their comically long driveway and had a look. Did the tour which was good, interesting to see that because the terraces are so narrow their grapes are all still hand-picked, though the process of crushing is now done with robots rather than human feet.

    Then of course came the tasting which was the best part. Had a good chat with the Canadian retirees who were on our tour, though had to cut it a bit short when we realised our Airbnb host Antonio was waiting for us in a carpark about 30 minutes drive away. We'd missed a previous message from him, though were still in the wrong as we said we'd be arriving between 3 and 5pm, and it was now just before 5pm. Whoops.

    Drove back in a very safe hurry, met him with no problems (he gave no indication he was at all put out by the delay) and then followed him up the hills to our accommodation. We're staying in the downstairs floor of his house, where I think port was once produced. They still have a small vineyard out the front and produce a few hundred bottles each year. He gave us a welcome drink from the 1959 vintage! It's apparently family tradition that you drink the previous-but-one generation's port. So he drinks his grandfather's port, while his son drinks his father's port. And one day his (eventual) grandson will drink his port.

    He was very clear that the 1959 bottle was for tasting only, though we were welcome to shell out 95 euros for a bottle if we wanted! He also had vintages available going back to 1910!! We politely declined, though it was very nice.

    Decided against going into town for dinner since we'd only just arrived and we don't like leaving Schnitzel in totally unfamiliar places. So I popped down to the supermarket and picked up supplies - pizza and egg tarts, naturally. Early start tomorrow, as we have a 2 hour drive to our next world heritage site! Though we're staying here again tomorrow night.
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  • Day10

    Peso da Régua

    March 10, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Samedi, 10 mars 2018
    Quelques timides rayons de soleil nous accueillent ce matin après deux jours de tempête et de pluie. ( pour hier étaient annoncés 25mm). Un des "must" de tout voyage au Portugal est au programme aujourd'hui: la haute vallée du Douro avec son vignoble, berceau du Porto. De nombreux producteurs invitent à la visite de leur leur "Quinta". Nous essayons chez "Sandeman", mais l'accueil n'est pas à la hauteur de l'endroit. Depuis cette cave on jouit d'une vue à 360°, trop beau! La route suit le fleuve jusqu'à Pinhão, ensuite faudrait continuer en bateau ou en train. Nous restons dans ce petit village avec port d'où partaient les fûts de vin en direction de Porto pour l'affinage. La gare est décoré de magnifiques azulejos. Nous testons la cuisine de "grand-mère" locale au Restaurant Ponte Grande: saucisse à rôtir fumée, porc au vin rouge, agneau et une sorte de cassoulet, superbon. Le tout précédé d'un verre de porto rouge et suivi d'un blanc avec le dessert. La sieste s'impose! Nous retournons sur la même route jusqu'à Peso da Régua où nous profitons de la nouvelle place pour camping-cars au bord du Douro.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Peso da Régua, Peso da Regua, Peso da Régua Municipality

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