What to do in Douro Valley in Spring?

By dourowalks | Mar 5, 2020
Europe > Portugal > Douro Valley

If you are planning your trip abroad, Douro valley, in Spring, is an option that you should consider. This unique region won't let you down.
But, what to do? Well, the possibilities are not endless, but the payback can be, for sure, above infinity.
So, here they are, 2 must things to do in Spring in Douro:

A walk or a hike

In fact, going around in the countryside at this time of the year is a rather pacifying experience. As the weather is milder now, you get the most out of your outdoors experience. The fields are now awaking from Winter and there is plenty to see and discover. The highlight is the almond tree, but everything is worth watching. Then, well, then, start walking!

An experience

If you are eager to get down to work, we recommend the following: empara. Not familiar with the word? Well, now that the weather in warmer, the buds of the vines grow faster every day, but as the branches are so tender, there is always the danger of losing them to the wind. The solution is to attach them to the wire. Traditionally, we use rush. It is a delicate work, no rush involved!

Welcome to Douro Valley!

Terraces in Douro Valley

Terraces in Douro Valley

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Written by dourowalks
We are Sílvia and António and we live in Ervedosa do Douro, a village on the southern bank of river Douro. We’ve created Douro Walks, a project based on hiking tours and experiences in Douro valley. Our family works in the terraces of vineyards, olive and almond trees for generations. We are committed with the Douro culture and landscape. We intend to share that with you. Our programmes are private and customizable and are meant to provide an authentic look into the sights, traditions, food and wine of Douro Valley.

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