Filled with hidden nooks and crannies, as well as some of the region’s best tourism, Douro valley is a long geographical scar through stunning countryside.
The lesser-known bits offer fantastic local food; valley quintas specialize in increasingly-popular agro-tourism, so you feel you’ve earned the subsequent gourmet session framed by the stunning valley surroundings.
Around Hinojosa, near Salto de Saucelle, the Mediterranean climes allow for the harvest through groves of oranges, quince, cork, almonds and much more.
We stay at Quinta de Concepción, run by the affable Manuel and Montse. While Manuel welcomes people with his local flair, showing them the valley’s most amazing aspects, Montse is the chef, whose cooking is to your tastebuds, what the area is to your sight. Homely cooking at reasonable prices, nothing fancy, but, much like the area, good for the soul.