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The Douro Valley

Get to the heart of northern Portugal’s steeply scenic Alto Douro wine region


Before you go, download our soundtrack for the weekend. Search Lonely Planet’s profile on Spotify to find ’North Portugal Road Trip’ in our Public Playlists


You’ll be flying into Porto airport, but not yet going into Porto city. After picking up your hire car, head to the ornate town of Amarante on a bend of the Tâmega River, a tributary of the Douro. After a rustic, filling dinner at Adega Regional Quelha (mains from £5), retire to elegant rooms at the 16th-century Casa da Calçada (from £1 15). Adega Regional Quelha is on Rua de Olivença;

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