Quinta do Paco Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 2k behind us, and I couldn't hold his wheel. Not a problem ... Fat boy section was coming up ... I love these downhills. Fell in behind the group for the last bit of the climb, oh it's nice drafting in a large pack. Once the downhill started, having to use my brakes a bit to much behind folks, saw some clear rode in a windy section,cut the corner to the guard rail on a left hander and was gone off the front like a rocket ... Did I tell you I like these downhills. ...
... that we were on 'holidays'. We laid around, slept, read, played chess, drank wine and port and ate chocolate. And for the record, I beat Pito with a stalemate. It was lovely. Exploring the valley was also a treat. Driving through the terraced vineyards on what could only be called the most windy, zig-zaggy, labyrinth of roads was an experience in itself. We visited a few villages and vineyards, drank way too much port (who knew that was possible?) and cruised along ...
... Our Lady of Remedies, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remidos, at the top of St Stephen's hill is the way you reach it via a zigzagging staircase of over 600 steps, decorated at each level by tile (azuejos) scenes. Apparently it has been a site of popular devotion since 14th century and is quite a sight on days of pilgrimage. Close by we visited a winery devoted mostly to the production of champagne - it was quite a sight to see over 3 million ...
... portions were so large that we thought we each of us was getting a meal for two. The food was simple but good. When the check came it turned out that the meals were for one – very large portion for one person.
The drive up the Douro River was very pleasant. As we got to the wine country, the terraced vineyards were really amazing. The hills are very steep and have been terraced over many centuries. Our destination was Quinta de La Rosa. ...
... 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 ...