UNESCO cultural patrimony
Douro high vineyards
Classified on category of cultural landscape,situated on nordeast of
Portugal,this region is well known for his famous Oporto wine,and the Douro river,so important from the begining of this commerce.The transport was made on the Rabelo boats,on this days on expo on the turistic Porto river, near D.Luis bridge.
Galafura place,Covelinhas and Regua eletric river facilities,are the places where this reportage was made.
From Oporto you take two hours to Galafura,from A4 to Bragança,and leave at Vila Real,direction Viseu on A24 then way out 13 to Galafura,ten minutes .When arrived to S.Leonardo place you have a huge view from the river and vineyards.Then you can comeback or
going douwn to Covelinhas,litle village near the river.Is a dangerous road but,you are in the heart of the vineyards,you can stop and taste the grappes.Arriving Covelinhas you follow the river until the electric Peso da Regua facilities where you can see how boats cross .From Peso da Régua you have the option to return to Vila Real and made the same way back,or continue
to follow the river to Porto and have more beautiful landscapes.
Galafura 41,18676 N-7,68822 W
Covelinhas 41,15910 N-7,682238W
|The classic rabelo boats with the Oporto wine barrels|
|View from Galafura|
Turitisc boat on river
|Covelinhas village and church|
|turitic boat crossing under river electric facilities.|
|Return back to Oporto|