Alijó is a town and municipality in the Alto Douro wine region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, northern Portugal. This area is the centre of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world: the Alto Douro Wine Region, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The municipality includes the town of Pinhão.

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Alijó (uh-LEE-zhoh, /ɐ.ɫɨ.ˈʒɔ/) municipality has 11,942 residents (2011), while the civil parish of Pinhão (pee-NYUHNOOW, /pi.ˈɲɐ̃w/) has 648.

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Regional train of CP - Comboios de Portugal
Independência catamaran, Barcadouro

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Most travellers will arrive through Francisco de Sá Carneiro airport in Porto.

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Map of Alijó

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Pinhão is easily navigable on foot.

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Taxi are available and can be found in the Pinhão Train Station.

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View from Casal de Loivos viewpoint
Gustave Eiffel Bridge in Pinhão
  • 1 Casal de Loivos viewpoint (Miradouro de Casal de Loivos), Pinhão.  
  • 2 Gustave Eiffel Bridge (Ponte Gustave Eiffel, no Pinhão). Designed by Gustave Eiffel.  
  • 3 Pier (Cais Fluvial), Pinhão.  

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Rabelo boat in Pinhão
Tasting at Quinta do Bonfim
Douro Historical Train

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Pinhão to Pocinho - This is the most beautiful section of the Douro Line and certainly one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world.

  • Douro Historical Train, +351 221 052 503, . Traveling by historic train along the Douro River is like taking a trip back in time. The 5 historic wagons cross the valley between Régua and Tua with a stop in Pinhão. This trip is unique, for the beauty of the landscape classified by UNESCO as World Heritage, the animation aboard a group of music and traditional songs from the region accompanied by a toast with a glass of Porto Ferreira. The Douro Historical Train operates between June and October every year. €42.50.

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  • 4 Restaurante Rabelo, Estrada Nacional 323, Pinhão, +351 254 730 230.
  • 5 Casa dos Ecos (Echoes' House), Pinhão, +351 935 452 975, . The pop-up at Casa dos Ecos showcases the best of seasonal Douro produce, bringing together two celebrated names from Portuguese cuisine and wine – renowned fine wine and Port producers, the Symington family, and Michelin-starred chef, Pedro Lemos.  

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Sandeman Wine Shop
Quinta do Noval wine shop

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  • 2 Quinta da Galeira, Pinhão, +420 778 452 756. Check-in: 15:00 – 21:00, check-out: 07:00 – 12:00.

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The Vintage House Hotel

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