The Douro River is a river which rises in Spain in the province of Soria, presents about 927 km long and is considered the third most extensive of the Iberian Peninsula.
It´s a river which rises to 1.600 meters above sea level in the Cantabrian mountain and that at some point it was necessary to control the abundance of water.
n the international Douro there are five dams that control water throughout most of its length.
In Portugal there are three, they being the dam of Mirando do Douro, Picote and Bemposta.
The construction of these dams has made possible the navigation on the Douro River and consequently the demand for these trips shot with tourism.
However, talk of this river is not simply characterize it, affirm their extension or find out which local wherever he goes, is to speak of its history, the people that makes it so special and what wonderful tourist activities that can practice, to find out more about this fantastic river is the Douro.
Currently you can already enjoy an excellent cruise between bridges with fado, making the trip between Régua, Porto and Pinhão, traveling one week to Barca d’Alva in the Douro and among many other boat trips, which will certainly be in memory for beauty the Douro River.
For those who like to venture a little further, the nautical activities by boat on the Douro River with departure and arrival at Pinhão are an excellent bet, enjoy the refreshing waters of the river aboard a boat, do water skiing, wakeshate, with stops at middle of the trip to enjoy the silence and the ripple of the river, where you can also make some dives.
It is undoubtedly an experience not to be missed.
But if you think you have experienced the most radical activity in the Douro River, your wrong, Jet Boating is known as one of the most successful activities of so-called adventure tourism, providing thrills and incredible images
“Expect the Unexpected”
This is true concept that is well accepted by all those who experience this adventure.
Each trip for adults has a cost of 35.50 € and children from 8 to 16 is priced at € 25.50.
Throughout the course of the River Douro, lift up the regions according to the World Heritage classification, it is termed as the historic center of Porto, Guimarães, the Alto Douro Wine Region and the prehistoric site of rock art Fozcoa.
The Douro River is a river with a lot of history, secrets, wealth and treasures that belong not only to his people but to the whole world, because we have already gone through this river civilizations and nomadic everywhere.