Rowing tour from Pocinho to Porto

Tour schedule

We explore one of the most scenic areas of Portugal in a rowing tour that will take us from Pocinho to Porto, under the expert guidance of professional rowers. We will row in a stretch of the Douro river, named in 2019 by UNESCO, a World Heritage Site, for the beauty of the landscape. From Pocinho we will move to Sr Ribeira, Ferradosa, Pihnao, Folgosa, Porto del Rei, Calda des Aregos, Ilha dos Amores, Melres and finally we will reach Porto. 154 km rowing in 4 days, we will cross locks, we will stop to manage and sleep in 3-star hotels and typical inns. Our luggage will follow us through a ground transport and every evening we will find them at their destination. A meticulous organization that also includes transportation to and from Porto airport, the hotel the day before departure and the return on the last day, train tickets from the Sao Bento station in Pochino, the assistance of local guides

Sunday 5th July 2020: Porto!

Individual arrival in Porto.

11.00 AM Accommodation in hotel and day at leisure for visiting the city.

19.00 PM Meeting at the restaurant (to be defined), presentation of the tour and dinner

Monday 6th July 2020: let's go!

08.00 AM Breakfast

09.10 AM departure from Porto from Sao Bento station to reach Pocinho, the start of the rowing tour. The station is a tourist destination for the beauty of the 19th century 'azulejos' that decorate its walls. The name derives from a Benedictine monastery built here in the 16th century: burned in 1783 and later rebuilt, at the end of the 19th century it was in a serious state of neglect and was razed to the ground when it was decided to expand the railway line.

12.00 AM Welcome break, boat preparation, crew accommodation and light lunch.

03.00 - 05.00 PM - 1st stage towards Sr.a Ribeira (32 Km)

06.00 PM Hotel accommodation, dinner in Ferradosa.

Tuesday 7th July 2020: rowing day!

07.30 AM Breakfast

09.00 AM - 01.00 PM - 2nd stage: arrival in Pinhao (25 km) and lunch

03.00 - 04.30 PM - 3rd stage: arrival in Folgosa (15 Km)

05.00 PM Hotel accommodation and dinner in Folgosa. For those who want it, it is possible to have dinner in a starred restaurant of chef Rui Paula (extra 65 Euro)

Wednesday 8th July 2020: the Règua lock

07.30 AM Breakfast

09.00 AM - 01.00 PM - 4th stage: arrival in Porto de Rei (25 km) and lunch

03.00 - 04.30 PM - 5th stage: arrival in Caldas de Aregos (10 Km)

05.00 PM Hotel accommodation and dinner in Caldas de Aregos.

Thursday 9 July 2020: arrival in Porto

07.30 AM Breakfast

09.00 AM - 01.00 PM - 6th stage: arrival in Ilha dos Amores (29 km) and lunch

03.00 - 05.30 PM - 7th stage: arrival in Melres (18 Km)

06.00 PM Transfer by car to Porto, dinner. Following overnight at the hotel.

Friday 10 July 2020: return home

09.00 AM Breakfast at the hotel and back home

The price includes

  • All transportation (transfers to and from the airport, to the hotel on the last evening, train tickets to Pocinho)
  • 4 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 nights in the hotel, water.
  • 7 boat stops, 2 people responsible for the tour (4x rowboat).
  • Tour guide services and van support for luggage transport
  • Insurance, taxes, right of passage from locks.
  • Participants will be paid tribute to: 1 tshirt, a waterproof bag and a recyclable bottle.

The tour fee does not include: arrival / departure from Porto, dinner in the restaurant of chef Rui Paula (65 euros / person), visit to a famous winery

The program could change due to weather and sea conditions

The tour will only take place with a minimum of 4 participants.


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