How to Get to Covelinhas Portugal by Train

How to get to Covelinhas Portugal by train

The train from Porto – Sao Bento to Covelinhas takes around 2 hours covering the distance of over 48 miles. The trains are operated by Comboios De Portugal and the best way to get the latest updates on the train schedule is to use Omio’s Journey Planner. Trains to Covelinhas typically run 16 times a week although during holidays and weekends there may be less direct options.

Covelinhas is a charming and picturesque village located in the Douro Region. It is a quiet area with plenty of hiking opportunities and riverside ecopaths where you can enjoy the views and the vineyards. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink and visit in the town, including museums and historic churches.

One of the highlights is the Douro Museum, which is housed in the former building of the General Company of Agriculture of Douro Valley Vineyards. This was the institution responsible for establishing the Douro as the world’s first regulated and demarcated wine region. The museum exhibits a variety of information and displays on the history and culture of the region and there is even a replica of a Rabelo boat to see.

Another place to visit is the Quinta do Bomfim, which is within walking distance from the Pinhao train station. This is a winery that specializes in top-tier Port wines and they welcome visitors by appointment to explore the cellars and to sample some of their fine products.

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