A magnificent way to get to know the Douro Valley is aboard a sailboat. António, the skipper of Libertu’s, takes you through the dazzling landscapes of terraced grape vines. I went in Autumn, so I could appreciate the leaves in beautiful shades of brown, red and yellow. In Summer time, there will be time for a swim in the river.
There are different kinds of experiences with Douro à Vela, such as a picnic aboard, a romantic dinner or even a night on board. Besides the sailing tours, they also organize cultural tours and visits to wine estates.
You will have the chance to put your hands on the steering wheel and sail through the river; or else just relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery while tasting Favaios, a sweet muscatel from Douro region.