During this trip you will explore two hidden villages (Soajo and Lindoso) inside of Peneda Gerês National Park, the only National Park in Portugal. This is a combination of driving and hiking.
9:00 a.m or at 10:00 a.m - Pick up from your hotel in Porto, Braga or other place;
After 60 minutes you will arrive in Soajo, a secret mountain village in the heart of Peneda Gerês National Park. In Soajo we will follow the walking trail "Paths of Bread and Faith" during this hike you will explore the Soajo watermills and the old shepherd shelters in Soajo mountain.
We finish the hike nearby a lagoon, where you can relax and swim before picnic lunch.
After picnic we leave Soajo and we drive along a scenic route to the other side of the valley, stopping briefly to peer over the Alto Lindoso Dam.
After crossing the dam we arrive in Lindoso. Lindoso boasts an impressive castle dating back to the 11th century, overlooking the border with Spain and the valley of the Lima river. From its ramparts you can get a fine view of the sixty granaries from the 18th century (espigueiros) clustered under its protection.
After explore Lindoso we drive back to your hotel.
Easy level - 5 kms walking trail in Soajo.
Moderate level – 5 kms walking trail in Soajo + 7,5 kms walking trail through Lindoso and Serra Amarela (Yellow Mountain).
What should you bring for this tour:
Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers and camera (optional).