I am both excited and daunted by this trip i hope to do in May.
So the advice I've been given is to go all the way to Pocinho. Get off wait for return trip, perhaps stop in Pinhao then catch next trip back to Porto. So 6 plus hours on the train. Is there an alternative?
I know you can do a short boat ride at Pinhao rather than heading all the way to Pocinho but would you still see the prettiest parts of the river that way. Is it prettiest from boat or train?
I'm guessing there is no other public transport from these riverside towns to link up with other towns on the way back to Porto. Also is it worth a stroll and lunch around Pinhao. it seems that there is a bit of a wait until the next train comes through to Porto? I intend to get the train leaving at 7.15 from Campanha. Thanks all