Geres National Park tours: Soajo & Lindoso

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  • Category: Walking, Peneda Gerês National Park
  • Tour Grade: Easy View Tour Grades
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Distance: 5 kms
  • Available: all year
  • Meeting Point: Hotel
  • Minimum N.º of Participants: 1
  • Price: on request
  • Included: pick up and drop off at your accommodation, guide, insurance, picnic with local food and drinks, water bottle, snack, guided visit to Lindoso Castle, walking poles, binoculars and transportation.

ITINERARY:

Your day starts with the pick up at your Hotel at 8:00 a.m or at 9:00 a.m.

After 45 minutes you will arrive in Lindoso, a secret mountain village in the heart of Peneda Gerês National Park.

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 (espigueiros) clustered under its protection.

After visit the inside of Lindoso Castle you will walk through the narrow streets to reach I nice spot for picnic.

After your picnic we leave Lindoso we drive along a scenic route to the other side of the valley, stopping briefly to peer over the Alto Lindoso Dam.

After you will arrive to the ancient village of Soajo. In Soajo you’ll find the small granite village houses that are built around the main square, with its pillory. A short walk through the village shows you the Town Hall building, the Church of São Martinho do Soajo and the ruins of an old mill.

You will finish your tour at the Soajo common threshing floor, formed by 24 stone granaries, built between the 18th and 19th centuries.

If is warm we can visit the local lagoons to swim and relax!

Drop off at your hotel.

Difficulty:

Easy level - 5 kms small walks in the central area of Soajo and Lindoso.

Moderate level – 5 kms walking through the Soajo watermills + 8 kms walking 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).

Optional services:

  • On request we can offer a vegetarian or vegan picnic as well as products without gluten. Therefore, we would like to ask you, while you book a tour, let us know about anyone’s possible food restrictions.
  • Accommodation: different kinds of accommodation is available in the Peneda Geres National Park, contact us in order to learn the alternatives.

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