Peso da Régua Transportation

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    Part 3 of the cruise

    by acilina Updated Oct 14, 2002

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    In this part we pass by Pinhão, which as a beautiful bridge and one of the nicest railway station. Appreciate the Portuguese tile-work in the station walls.
    Near is Sabrosa with a large number of manor houses built in the 15th century, when a rich and influent aristocracy settled in the territory. In one of these families was born Ferdinand Magellan, the first to go around the world.
    Local patrimony also includes dolmens, fortified villages and roman roads, chapels and churches, medieval pillories and the beautiful sightsseens from the natural belvederes. Its "Cozido a Portuguesa" meat loaves and sponge cake are worth a poem. Table wines, Port Wine and cheese are also impressive.

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    Part 7 (last) of the cruise

    by acilina Written Oct 14, 2002

    16h30 - Arrival at Barca D'Alva
    Transfer by bus to Pocinho Railway Station
    We are very close to the spanish frontier.
    Near Barca d'Alva we can visit Freixo de Espada a Cinta. It is rich in monuments, such as the most famous heptagonal tower, part of the ancient castle. the mother church, a Manueline pillory, mansions and statues. Enjoy also the local cheeses, olives, fish of the river, hunt animals, sausages, cookies and sweets accompanied by either its embodied and strong wine or by its Port wine.

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    Part 6 of the cruise

    by acilina Written Oct 14, 2002

    14h45 - Arrival at Pocinho dam
    Floodgate (20 meters difference in level)
    We are near Vila Nova de Foz Coa. here there are remains left by romans and arabs. King D. Dinis had the mother church built here. There are water sports, handicrafts (copper an tin, laces and embroidery) the sausages, and the divine cookies and sweets made of almonds, eggs and sugar.
    But, most of all, don't misss the Coa Valley Archaeological Park. It contains the largest single collection of Engraving as well as a number of Rupestrian Paintings from the Upper Palaeolithic, a unique site of outdoor figures consisting of successive works, marked by time, with intervals of thousand of years, depicting horses, the auroch and the ibex, the most commonly found figures. Executed with a single technique or combination of techniques ranging from fine line engravings and pecking to abrasion and scraping, the justaposition of the engravings records the beginings of mankind on the schist bedrock of the Coa Valley.

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    Part 5 of the cruise

    by acilina Written Oct 14, 2002

    Hot Land is another name for the upper part of the Douro, where Carrazeda de Ansiaes is situated. The Douro and the mountain are still the masters of the powerful scenery, the hillsides sloping down towards the river most of the time, the vineygards contrasting with the granite plateaux, sometimes looking like they had been sowed with stones. Smoked ham and sausages wait the visitors and the people's generous hospitality is unrivalled.

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    Part 4 of the cruise

    by acilina Updated Oct 14, 2002

    At 12h30 we arrived at Valeira dam
    Floodgate (32 meters difference in level). It's a unique experience!
    Port wine served on board. Alijó is around here. The ecological tourism has an appointment with nature in the mouth of the river Tua. Water sports, or shoot in the forest area. Enjoy the housing tourism facilities.
    S. Joao da Pesqueira is one of the best and largest production areas of Port Wine. From the natural belvedere of S. Salvador do Mundo, surrounded by a religious silence, we can see the mountain, the river, the Cachão da Valeira, in a breathtaking sight. The manor houses, some in the middle of the Quintas, witness the support the aristocracy gave to the Real Companhia do Douro. In spring blossoming almomd trees provide an enchanting view, a great occasion for a visit.

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    Part 2 of the cruise

    by acilina Written Oct 14, 2002

    Near this part is the Vila Real. This ancient town has always played an important role in our History. The Cathedral, in Gothic style, the Baroque churches of Clerigos and S. Pedro, the fine mansions that the noble and rich have built, the museams, art galleries, theatre and concert halls that keep culture alive, together with old crafts, tasty food and superb wines are just some reasons for a visit.

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    Part 1 (of 7) of the cruise

    by acilina Written Oct 14, 2002

    We depart from Peso da Regua.
    The Companhia Geral dos Vinhos do Alto Douro, created in 1678, was the main reason for the development of Peso da Regua and spendid Casa do Douro is still to be found here.
    Its thermal springs have gained it a desrving fame but the Douro and the mountain are really the makers of this fantastic scenery, where the vineygards play a special part.
    Ancient manor houses are now the heart of famous Quintas, but churches, festivals and old crafts are also worth a mention, as well as its gastronomy.
    At 09h15 we arrive at Bagaúste dam Floodgate (27 meters difference in level)

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    River Douro Cruise

    by acilina Updated Oct 14, 2002

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    I've done a one day cruise in the half of the portuguese part of Douro River, the one nearest to the spanish frontier. There are many other cruises. Some are for a week-end, others for a week. We depart from Regua in boat, till Barca D'alva, with lunch at board. Then we came back in a bus to Pocinho, where we took the train. This part of the journey is also very interesting, since the train goes side by side with the river.
    This is the boat we use, Douro Azul. It take about 360 pax.
    08h30 - Boarding the passengers at Régua Quay
    08h50 - Ship sets sail to Barca D'Alva
    09h15 - Arrival at Bagaúste dam
    Floodgate (27 meters difference in level)
    10h40 - Arrival at Pinhão
    Ship sets sail and continues the trip
    12h30 - Arrival at Valeira dam
    Floodgate (32 meters difference in level)
    Port wine served on board
    13h00 - Lunch served on board
    14h45 - Arrival at Pocinho dam
    Floodgate (20 meters difference in level)
    16h30 - Arrival at Barca D'Alva
    Transfer by bus to Pocinho Railway Station
    19h00 - Departure from Pocinho to Régua *
    Dinner served on the train
    20h40 - Arrival at Régua Railway Station
    End of our services
    Price per person: € 95,00
    Frequency: Sundays from April to October.

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