Hotel Regua Douro
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- Free parking
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I have to say i am very impressed with the scenery we are getting to see on our rides. Today was a fairly easy day, just one climb, We covered 90k, in 3:16 of riding time, with and average speed of 27.55. :) maxed out at 62 ... Myself and another rider Neil set out about 15 minutes before everyone else (Leslie and Ann hoped a ride to the summit of today's climb) . Neil and I thought we would get caught before the summit, and I was, he got an Ego Boost when we saw the ...
... departed for the very small town of Favaios on our return to the ship. The highlights were the small local museum featuring wine and bread making, and a visit to a bakery where we observed the baker making fresh bread. And of course we sampled it, to be sure that it tasted as good as it looked.
Believe it or not, we were able to stuff down yet another meal at dinner!
... between ports while we were 'up the hill' sightseeing.
Today we visited the Baroque Sanctuary of our Lady of Remedies in Lamego. The first chapel was established at the top of the hill in 1361. The first stone for the current shrine was laid in 1750, and completed in 1905. Many religious pilgrims climb the 686 steps from the level of the town to the shrine...on their knees. (Don climbed the ...
... grottos, some made into small chapels. It was a fun couple of hours or so.
Back in town, we peeked in a few churches (I'm on the lookout for Azulejos.) The lanes of old town are a pleasure to stroll through. I enjoyed the sight of the wonderful balconies, often made of fancy metalwork flowers often draped over the sides of them.
... 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 ...