Wine tourism is not as developed in the Dao as it is in the Douro Valley, but more and more quintas, or estates, are now set up to receive visitors.
Sparsely populated and known for its excellent cheeses, wines and woolen goods, Serra da Estrela comes as a wonderful surprise to visitors.
Portugal is a rewarding destination, yet much of it remains under the radar. On this trip, our editor explores central Portugal, including the Dao River Valley.
Central Portugal has maintained its traditional small-scale agriculture, so the quality of its produce is superb. Here are seven restaurants our editor enjoyed.