“(...) It is not the scenery that the eyes behold: it is a whimsical nature. (...) a geological poem. It is absolute beauty.”

Miguel Torga in Diário “XII”


The Casa do Lobo à Serra is located in Sedielos, a parish of Peso da Régua (14 km / 20 minutes away) located on the border with the town of Mesão Frio (7 km / 10 minutes away). Both towns sit on the right bank of the river, at the beginning of the Demarcated Douro Region (RDD). .

This region, renowned for its wines - Port (DO), Douro (DO) and Regionais Durienses (IG) - extends along the Douro river valley for about 120 km, from Mesão Frio to Freixo-de-Espada -à-Cinta. It is the oldest demarcated and regulated wine-growing region in the world, dating back to 1756 and currently covers 250 000 ha, of which only 48 000 are used for wine production.

Due to its climatic and geographical characteristics, the Douro Region is subdivided into three sub-regions: Baixo Corgo (from Mesão Frio to Covelinhas and Armamar), Cima Corgo (until São João da Pesqueira) and Douro Superior (from Ferradosa to Barca d'Alva and Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta).

The Casa do Lobo à Serra is situated within Baixo Corgo where, unlike the rest of the Superior Douro subregion, the temperatures are more pleasant and it rains more frequently. Due to greater rainfall and deeper soils, among other factors, this subregion is more fertile, as the vines take on greater importance, occupying about a third of its area.

The Alto Douro region, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001, comprises only 10% of the vast Douro Region, with an area of 24 600 ha spreading along the slopes of the Douro River and its tributaries Corgo, Varosa, Távora, Torto and Pinhão. It was distinguished for its perfect representation of the scenic beauty of Demarcated Douro Region.

Due to their proximity, some points of interest are worth mentioning, such as the Beira Douro region, which is located within the geographical limits of the Demarcated Douro Region and encompasses the towns of Tarouca, Moimenta da Beira, Sernancelhe and Penedono, as well as parts of Lamego, Armamar, Tabuaço and S. João da Pesqueira. Inside this region, there is one of the most recent Portuguese wine regions, the Távora-Varosa Demarcated Region.
The geography and the climate are two of the most captivating aspects of the Douro, marked by the sweeping landscape, where the terraced vineyards are like real-life paintings that will take your breath away and can be enjoyed all year-round.
It is the combination of all these factors that make the extraordinary Port, Douro and Regionais Durienses wines possible. But it's not only wine that makes this region special. Its valleys are also ideal for growing olives, almonds and other fruit species, especially apple, orange, cherry and peach.





SThere are many places of interest in this vast region, so we chose to highlight those in the Alto Douro region, with special emphasis on those closer to Casa do Lobo à Serra (for more details click here

Peso da Régua

S. Leonardo de Galafura’s Viewpoint (640 m)
Bagaúste Dam
Santo António Viewpoint (Parish of Loureiro)
Douro Museum
Port Wine Manor House
Azulejo panels depicting the Douro’s toil
Senhor da Agonia do Cruzeiro’s Chapel
Peso da Régua’s metallic bridge, docks and Douro riber bank
S. Tiago’s Plaza, chapel and picnic park (Parish of Sedielos)
Águas Santas and Mesa dos Mouros (Parish of Sedielos)
Aldarete Community Village (freguesia de Sedielos)
Poiares’ Mother church
Muro’s Archaeological Site – Vilarinho dos Freires

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Mesão Frio

Quinta do Côtto
S. Silvestre’s Viewpoint (520 m)
Senhora da Piedade’s Viewpoint e (Parish of Oliveira)
Varatojo’s Franciscan Friary
S. Nicolau’s Church
Rio Teixeira River beach’s windmills (Mesão Frio)
Sacred art Museum (Parish of Vilamarim)
Cidadelhe’s old castlee

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S. Marta de Penaguião

Quinta de Mateus’s Palace
S. Dinis’ Viewpoint (450 m)
Vila Real’s Cathedral
Pillory of Vila Real
Panóias Sanctuary
Clérigos Church

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Vila Real

Palácio e Quinta de Mateus
S. Dinis’ Viewpoint (450 m)
Vila Real’s Cathedral
Pillory of Vila Real
Fragas de Panóias
Clérigos Church

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S. Cristóvão do Douro’s Viewpoint (280 m)
Sabrosa’s old castle
S. Francisco’s chapel
Pillory of Provesende

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Quinta da Avessada
Casal de Loivos Viewpoint (430 m)
Conjunto Arquitetónico do Santuário do Senhor de Perafita
Homem do Douro’s tribute statue
Roman bridges of Carlão Sanfins do Douro
Viewpoint (750 m) and Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Sanfins do Douro
Pinhão’s railway station and its renowned Azulejo panels

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Boa Vista viewpoint (851 m) (Serra das Meadas)
Museum of Lamego
Cathedral, Castle and Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Monte de Santo Estevão)
S. Pedro de Balsemão’s chapel
Ribeiro Conceição Theatre (public interest building from the 18th century)

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S. Domingos Viewpoint (720 m)
S. Miguel Mother Church
Casa Grande de Gogim – Solar dos Condes
Goujoim’s old castle

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Quinta do Seixo
Quinta do Panascal
Alto da Escrita Viewpoint(769 m)
S. Pedro das Águias Monestary
Barcos Mother Church
Nossa Sra. da Conceição Church

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S. João da Pesqueira

Quinta de Cidrô, Quinta das Carvalhas
S. Salvador do Mundo Viewpoint (460 m)
Nossa Senhora das Neves Viewpoint (700 m)
Praça da República

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Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Quinta da Ervamoira
Santa Bárbara Viewpoint (441 m)
Côa Natural Park, Foz Côa’s Rock Art Site, Côa Museum
Castelo Melhor’s Castle
Numão Castle

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Aldeias Vinhateiras

The Wine Villages Network encompasses the towns of Salzedas and Ucanha (Tarouca - Beira Douro), Barcos (Tabuaço - Cima Corgo), Provesende (Sabrosa - Cima Corgo), Favaios (Alijó - Cima Corgo) and Trevões, which are villages of historical, architectural and environmental significance and showcase the various stages of Douro’s rise to fame.

For more details on the points of interest of each village, please visit www.aldeiasvinhateiras.pt

Casa do Lobo à Serra’s distance from the wine villages is (approximate figures taking into account car travel):
Salzedas - 42 Km via A 24 and EN 226, 50-minute drive in average;
Ucanha - 38 Km via A 24 and EN 226, 45-minute drive;
Barcos - 40 Km via EN 222, 50-minute drive;
Provesende - 53 Km via A 24, 1-hour drive;
Favaios – 57 Km via A 24, 70-minute drive;
Trevões - EN 222 and EM504, 75-minute drive.
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Many itineraries can be traversed in order to enjoy the region’s landscape, as well as the historical and cultural heritage of the region, among which are the following (for more details visitwww.mesaofrio.com.pt/guias-turisticos/guia-turistico -do-douro.php):

Port Wine Routes- Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior

Cister Vineyard Routes - Amongst vines and chestnut trees

Olive Oil Routes – From the capital of the Manueline to the Rock Art of Vale do Côa, at the heart of Trás-os-Montes, in a land of wines and outstanding olive oils

NIn the town of Peso da Régua there are two itineraries: Mountain Circuit - Northwest Area of the Municipality (+/- 30 km in 3h) and Circuito das Varandas, overlooking the Douro - Northeast Area of the Municipality (+/- 30 km in 3h))






Several local tourism agencies offer a wide range of programs that allow you to experience unforgettable moments in the Douro region:

Boat trips (including Rabelo boats and sailboats), aircraft flights, train rides, off-road trails or horse-riding

Quinta tours with wine tasting


Food experiences

Grape harvest experiences

Wine Tasting Workshops

Water activities (kayaking, water skiing)