Excellent view of higher reaches of the Douro river, dams, vineyards and unspoilt country. Take your own picnic. For those wanting to picnic take the train only as far as Vesuvio or Mos do Douro and picnic on the banks of the Douro picking up the return train coming down.
For those people who want to get a taste of the upper reaches of the Douro valley but want a shorter train ride and a good lunch, then stop at Ferrodosa and walk 10 minutes to a beautifully positioned restaurant overlooking the river. Tel 93 781 4570 or 93 781 3905
Runs between Régua and Tua every Saturday between 30 June and 13 October and the first four Sundays in September. Due to a number of bush fires started by the steam locomotive the engine has been replaced by a diesel locomotive the old carriages are still in use.
On the Douro and nearby rivers – staff at Quinta de la Rosa will be able to give you more information.
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