We planned to spend a few days travelling away from the coast. The Moinhos seemed to us to be a good starting point, nor far from Porto, and a base to explore the historical surroundings. What a surprise we had! It started with a friendly phone call giving us directions to get there. (And needed, it is straight forward to find). When we got there, we truly felt like guests, not like paying customers. We got wonderful suggestions about what to see and do nearby, and a real interest in getting to know each other, and a friendly atmosphere. I must now underline the value of the "roadbooks". The host/owner has compiled his knowledge of the region in a set of day-trip itineraries. After a nice chat to understand what we were interested on, we were recommended to take the Douro river trip, including the schedules for the boats, trains and farm visits, and the castles tours. We still have very found memories of the days we spent there, and will definitely visit the Moinhos again!