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By Samantha Coles | February 27 2019
Wellness is about balance, and there’s no better way to unwind after a strenuous hike than with a glass of red wine. Surrounded by acres of vineyards and pristine gardens full of fruits, herbs and vegetables, Six Senses Douro Valley overlooks the Douro River, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Explore the pretty terrain by foot with a private guide (the hotel’s resident dog, Aqua, will more than likely join you) to learn about the history of the area and take a peek at the historic villages and farms nearby.
Then unleash your inner child with a visit to the magical forest — a towering century-old tree has a bell fixed high in its branches, so you can climb up to the top and ring out your success; the views over the valley are sublime.
Back at the resort, be sure to visit the wine library for a tasting session of the best ports and wines or, if you’re a teetotaler, try your hand at brewing
your own kombucha.