Serra D´Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditions

Serra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbreadSerra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbreadSerra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbreadSerra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbreadSerra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbreadSerra D' Arga waterfalls, watermills and traditional cornbread

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  • Category: Walking, Serra D'Arga
  • Tour Grade: Easy View Tour Grades
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Distance: 4 kms
  • Available: all year
  • Meeting Point: Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Caminha, Ponte de Lima
  • Minimum N.º of Participants: 1
  • Price: from 60,00€ per person
  • Included: Pick up and drop off at accommodation, transportation, guide, walking poles, insurance, portuguese cornbread experience, picnic lunch with local food and drinks

Leave the busy city for a day and book a trip with Descubra Minho to discover the natural beauty that is Serra D’Arga Nature Reserve (1 hour from Porto city center), its wonderful 7 lagoons, visit watermills that are still working today and even… make your own cornbread!

Itinerary:

8:00 a.m or 9:00 a.m – Pick up at your accommodation.

- Visit to Ferida Má - a nearby waterfall and lagoon in the Serra D’Arga Nature Reserve.

- Visit to Montaria mountain village and walking tour through the watermills and the 7 lagoons of Serra D’Arga (during this tour, if you only wish, there is time for you to have a swim in the lagoons).

12:30 a.m – Picnic lunch with local food and vinho verde (honey, homemade cornbread, chouriço, ham, fruit of the season, water, orange juice, wine and a local liquor)*

After our picnic lunch we will visit a farm in Montaria village where you can learn the secrets of making homemade cornbread after which you will be able to make your own cornbread.

Afterwards, while the bread gets ready in the oven, we will visit the inside of a still working watermill and learn about the corn cycle – all the steps of how corn becomes the bread.

The tour ends at the farm tasting your freshly made hot cornbread with honey, jam, tea and coffee.

5:00 p.m or 6:00 p.m – Drop off at your accommodation.

Walking easy level: 5 kms walking tour through the seven lagoons.
Walking moderate level: 5 kms walking through the seven lagoons + 4 kms walking through the Montaria watermills.

Special offer: discount for groups!

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.
  • 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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