Montebelo Viseu Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Viseu
... the road at Santa Comba Dao train station - at this point I started to recognise the area. After Santa Comba Dao I headed west across two bridges over the lakes of the dao and down into Mortagua town. I called into my favourite cafe in the high street and had burger and chips and called Karis and mum and warned them of my arrival. The last 5-6 miles were hard going due to the fact Vila Boa is in the hills. ...
... do dao which is a 3 meter wide Tarmac path on an old railway line .fortunately they removed the sleepers and track .and as luck would have it ,it was down hill all the way .Rod and mum found a great camping spot for me but unfortunately this time it was under water as they have damned the river down stream ,so I found a few trees ...
... acres of farmland with fruit trees and horses and a natural pool with frogs . The building (Quinta ) was made of massive granite blocks and the inside was very posh .the trouble was there was no one on reception so after calling out for 5 minutes a young lad showed up and got me a drink and called someone to see if there was a room available for me .he said the owner will be along shortly .after an hour and twenty minutes the sun was going down and I ...
... river. One of those locks resulted in a rise of 135 feet! It was the largest lift we have ever seen and we were told it is the highest in all of Europe.
The WOW factor occurred mid-morning when we entered the Douro port wine appellation, created in 1756, the oldest in the world. This is equivalent to the champagne region of France, in that you can't call it port wine unless it comes from this region. This 50 mile stretch of ...
... we also went for a horse ride through the hills and enjoyed the sun setting over the country. Portugal was a beautiful place (well what we saw of it anyway) and we were very happy to escape the city and civilization for a few days before we set off for Paris. ---------------- Since then we have done Paris and London. So much to talk about, so I'll wait for tomorrow when Kathryn and I are back together to continue our story. I promise it won't be as ...
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