There’s a splendid train that travels from Oporto to Pinhão. Its creaky carriages are quite modest but they have windows that offer sumptuous views of the Douro valley.
The train leaves the station at a lazy pace but then it speeds up, hoping to impress the Douro river with the power of its engines. The river ignores these antics and continues to flow with confidence and poise.
At times, it looks like the train is going to dive into the river, such is the seductive power of the blue-green waters. At other times, the train tries to keep its distance, only to fall again under the spell of the Douro and travel back to its margins. It is as witnesses of the courtship between the steel train and the molten river that we arrive at Pinhão in the heart of the Douro valley.
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It is a spectacular journey but be advised that for the first hour the train is well out of sight of the river.
What a wonderful train journey!
The drive is also beautiful. Plus you can stop
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One more thing. Stop off at Regua and have lunch at the Adego Popular on Rua do Primiero Dezembro. A local cafe and the food is excellent ‘ and cheap. See https://wp.me/p5wFIX-pl
Thanks for the recommendation, we will try it next time.
Look forward to this train adventure!
It is magical!
Your post took me back 2 years ago when I did this journey! It was beautiful 😊
It is the kind of beauty our brain stores to remember later.
It’s on the list to do!
It is a beautiful trip!