Golden by name and golden by nature, Douro Valley is a treasure to discover…

Set in the most beautiful locations across the world, Six Senses resorts are all about connecting to your destination. With their release of a new range of experiential videos, we thought we’d take a closer look at the range of unique things to see and do at some of our favourite Six Senses resorts.

First is Six Senses Douro Valley, located in the rustic yet indulgent heart of Portugal’s world-famous wine region. Ideal for those who love nothing more than savouring the finest flavours of European cuisine, and feeling rejuvenated by the natural beauty of the countryside, see our Six Reasons to stay at Six Senses Douro Valley.

1. It’s a wine-lovers paradise

If you are serious about your wine, Douro Valley should be high up on your travel Wishlist. The rolling valleys make up the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, though this doesn’t mean the viniculture is set in the past. The Six Senses Douro Valley Wine Library and Terrace sits at the heart of the resort where you can taste a diverse offering from local vineyards, accompanied by a heavenly tapas selection. You can also join in with oenology courses and visits to the wineries where you can meet the winemakers and even become a winemaker for the day. You’ll be a verified vino-expert by the time you are done!

2. The harvest season is stunning

Taking place between September and October every year, the annual harvest is an exciting time to visit Douro Valley. The valley is a true vision of beauty during this season; the colours of the vineyard dazzle under a golden hue while the wineries buzz with activity as grapes are picked and prepared for the wine-making process. Stay at Six Senses Douro Valley and you can help stomp on the grapes in the stone lagares, and make your own footprint on Portugal’s finest wines.

3. You can explore the Douro Valley

The Experiences Team at Six Senses Douro Valley make it easy to explore the region. Take a cruise along the lazy river and enjoy lunch or dinner with a port tasting session as you admire your surroundings from the water. If you prefer to keep active, you can arrange for a walking tour with a private guide, or take an electric bike out for a scenic ride along the banks where you can discover the historic picturesque villages, churches and vine terraces.

4. There is adventure to be had

Six Senses Douro Valley can arrange exclusive adventures to feed your appetite for adrenaline and help you to see the Douro Valley from a unique perspective. For a challenge, the River Cabrum Falls offers a breathtaking scene for canyoning off the beaten track, while mountain biking can also be arranged along the rural pathways. Alternatively, scale the tree-tops with tree-climbing day, and see the views from a birds-eye perspective.

5. Dining

Douro Valley is not only suited to foodies thanks to its impressive wine and port collection. Six Senses Douro Valley boasts its own organic herb and vegetable garden on the estate, ensuring the freshest local ingredients to be served in The Restaurant; here, you will find an open cooking station where you can also take a cooking class and learn how to prepare Portuguese cuisine.

6. The Views

Set high up in Douro Valley, Six Senses Douro Valley boasts beautiful views among the layers of vine trees. Set in a historic manor house combining the signature nature-inspired style of Six Senses with traditional accents from a past era, you will be set amid the beautiful UNESCO-listed site, perfectly capturing the romance of this majestic destination.

Feeling Inspired?

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