Serra D´Arga nature and wildlife

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  • Category: Walking, Serra D'Arga
  • Tour Grade: Moderate View Tour Grades
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 12 kms
  • Available: all year
  • Meeting Point: Montaria (Viana do Castelo)
  • Minimum N.º of Participants: 1
  • Price: on request
  • Included: guide, walking poles, binoculars, picnic lunch with drinks and insurance

This walking tour we start in Montaria village (350m) after which we will walk through ancient paths used by local shepherds to reach their shelters called brandas, located at the top of Serra D’Arga Mountain (825m). In the past the local shepherds used to stay at the top of the mountain during the summer time and they would return to the village in autumn to stay in the again until the end of spring.

Walking to the top of Serra D’Arga you will be able to admire the stunning view over the coastline of Portugal and Spain, a breathtaking 360º wide view over the whole region!

During this walk we will visit some natural spots in order to look for a quite rare Portuguese breed of wild horses called garranos who roam freely in the mountains. And because we will be walking through the wolf territory, before finishing our walk, we will also try to find the tracks left by the local wolves.

Special offer: 50 % discount for children under 15 years old and discount for groups!

What should you bring for this tour:

A bottle of water, a snack, 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.
  • Transfer from the place of stay to this tour and return: price on request
  • Accommodation: different kinds of accommodation is available in the region, contact us in order to learn the alternatives.

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