Pinhao Things To Do
Every town in Portugal presents unique opportunities for adventure and sight seeing. Here are a few suggestions on what to do while visiting Pinhao, Portugal.
The alcoholic drink of Port is made in Pinhao, which means “Porto.” When visiting Pinhao you owe it to yourself to learn about the native drink. If you’ve never had port before it is a fortified wine with a higher alcohol content. You can sample port at several of the local vineyards that produce it and some will give tours. Talk to your hotel about which vineyards are offering tours as this can vary based on the season you visit.
Pinhao is full of rolling hills. These hills cascade down into several local waterways, giving incredible views throughout the city. Many of the hills have also been partitioned into staircases in order to increase grape production for port. The unique, step-like appearance of some of these hills gives an even more unusual visual appearance.
Rent a Car
Driving yourself around this small village is a treat in itself. There isn’t much traffic and many of the roads twist and curve around the hills, so the driving here can be very fun. Every new turn seems to bring out brand new visuals to take in. The vineyards are especially beautiful to drive around thanks to the historical buildings on top of the hills. Bring a camera or even bring your paint and drawing supplies. It is a peaceful destination to set up a chair and create your own art of the countryside.
This is the thin beach pressed up against the river. There’s not a lot of sand, but it is still a nice place to relax. The “docks” are little more than wooden planks fixed together, so if you choose to walk across be careful (or you might get wet). There are hardly other people around, so when you’re out by the water you’ll only really hear the water lapping against the riverbed and the occasional chirp of birds.
Around the railway station in town you will come across a series of 24 different murals. These paintings represent different important events in the history of Pinhao. Take a short stroll through the station and enjoy these works of art.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Pinhao, Portugal.