Gastronomic experience in Trás-os-Montes and Natural Douro

Hello traveler!

We present you the Portuguese region of Trás-Os-Montes and the Douro. Do you know how many municipalities it is made up of? It is made up of 28 municipalities, distributed throughout the territory. And where is it located? This area is located in the northeast of Portugal, surrounded by natural spaces.

The activities that sustain the area are mainly the agri-food and tourism sectors, although the historical, cultural and natural heritage also stand out.

How is your gastronomy? Its gastronomy is of excellent quality, since many of its products have Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), such as Trás-os-Montes Sweet Potato with Denomination of Origin (PDO), Vinhos DOC Douro or Azeite de Trás- os-Montes.

Its wonderful nature makes it perfect for hiking activities, so there are a wide variety of routes to discover, which will allow you to disconnect from the busy urban life.

Its abundant craftsmanship makes it possible to discover unique products, made with the best artisan materials.

Enjoy Trás-Os-Montes and the Douro!

NATURAL AND GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE

Discover the most impressive landscapes of this Portuguese area and enjoy the best gastronomy in the area.

This route will allow you to know the fauna and flora of Trás-Os-Montes and the Douro. In addition, you will taste the best gastronomy, made with the best products in the area.

Program

1st Day

  • Arrival in Macedo de Cavaleiros. Guided tour of the town, where you will discover the cultural heritage of the town such as the Castelo de Balsamão or the Santuário do Santo Ambrósio.
  • Lunch at “Rodízio” restaurant where you can taste typical products of the area such as terrincho lamb.
  • Dinner at “Brasa” restaurant, based on typical local products such as Cabrito Transmontano or Queijo de Cabra Transmontano.
  • Accommodation at Hotel Muchacho.

2nd Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Full-day guided visit to the Terras de Covaleiros Geopark.
  • Lunch with typical products of the area such as the Mel de Terra Quente or the Castanha da Terra Fría.
  • Dinner at “Rodízio” restaurant, made with typical products of the area such as Pão de Curopos.
  • Accommodation at Hotel Muchacho.

3rd Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Arrival in Vila Nova de Foz Côa. Town located approximately 64 km from Macedo de Cavaleiros.
  • Guided tour of the town, where you will get to know the cultural heritage of the town such as the Igreja Matriz de Vila Nova de Foz Côa or the Castelo Melhor.
  • Lunch at “Aldeia Douro” restaurant, where you can taste typical products of the area such as maronesa meat or the queijo trerrencho.
  • Dinner at “Ta-Se Bem” restaurant, tasting typical local products such as terrincho lamb or barroso mel.
  • Accommodation at Casa do Tablado.

4th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Full day excursion to the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park. Place where you can see Paleolithic art, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Lunch with typical products of the area such as the Almendôa Douro or the Mel da Terra Quente.
  • Dinner at “Aldeia Douro” restaurant, where you can taste typical products of the area such as maronesa meat or the queijo trerrencho.
  • Accommodation at Casa do Tablado.

5th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Arrival in Vinhais. Town located approximately 100 km from Vila Nova de Foz Côa.
  • Guided tour of the town, where you will learn about the Cultural Heritage of the town such as the Castle or the Igreja e Convento de São Francisco.
  • Lunch at “O Manel “restaurant, based on typical local products such as kid.
  • Dinner at “O Silva” restaurant, where you can taste typical products of the area such as Pão de Curopos or Batata de Trás-Os-Montes.
  • Accommodation at Casa do Didi.

6th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to the Praia Fluvial de Soeira.
  • Lunch with typical products of the area such as Fumeiro de Vinhais.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner at “O Manel” restaurant, where you can taste typical local products such as kid.
  • Accommodation at Casa do Didi.

7th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Return to the city of origin.

Everything that is included in the program

  • 2 nights at Hotel Muchacho, 2 nights at Casa do Tablado and 2 nights at Casa do Didi.
  • Specified lunches and dinners.
  • Program activities.
  • Travel insurance.

Optional

  • Transport.
  • Visit to the Praia Fluvial do Colado.

Distances

  • 1st Day: Madrid – Macedo de Cavaleiros: 392 km
  • 3rd Day: Macedo de Cavaleiros – Vila Nova de Foz Côa-64 km
  • 5th Day: Vila Nova de Foz Côa – Vinhais: 100 km
  • 7th Day: Vinhais – Madrid: 387 km

How to get to Macedo de Cavaleiros?

  • By private car is the fastest option from Madrid – Macedo de Cavaleiros: 4 hours 36 mins
  • By train from Madrid (Chamartín) – Zamora – Macedo de Cavaleiros: 5 hours 28 mins
  • By public bus from Madrid (South Station) – Zamora – Macedo de Cavaleiros: 6 hours 20 mins

Price from

830 per person
  • Minimum of 2 people

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