Walking holiday Gerês National Park Portugal

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  • Category: Walking, Family Tours, Peneda Gerês National Park
  • Tour Grade: Moderate View Tour Grades
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Distance: 12 kms
  • Available: From February to November
  • Meeting Point: Parada
  • Minimum N.º of Participants: 1
  • Included: Guide, insurance, walking poles, binoculars, bottle of water, picnic lunch with local food

Walking holiday Gerês National Park Portugal - 5 days (guided or self-guided, long or short distances).

Immerse yourself in Portugal's wild landscape on 5 day centre based walking holiday in Soajo, Gerês National Park.

In the north of Portugal, Peneda-Gerês National Park lies between northeast Minho and Trás-Os-Montes regions. This protected area is known by its beautiful sights, diversified wildlife and flora. It also shelters more than 100 granite villages that, in many ways, have changed little since Portugal’s founding in the 12th century.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - Arrive in Soajo

Soajo is one of the most secret villages in Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Soajo is dominated by a cluster of espigueiros and life here is intensely traditional.

If you arrive earlier you have have the option to explore Soajo granaries and the local restaurants on foot.

Overnight at Soajo

DAY 2 - Circular tour around Soajo

Uphill first on old paths you reach the hamlet of Adrão. Then you walk through the village on the way back to Soajo.

The last part of the hike you explore the old watermills in Soajo mountains.

Short hike: 7 kms

Long hike: 16 kms

Overnight at Soajo

DAY 3 - Circular hike around Parada do Lindoso

Leaving Parada you follow the ancient shepherd paths to the middle of Serra Amarela, one of the main mountain ranges in the National Park. During this track you can explore the wildlife in the mountains wild horses and wolves still living there. During this hike you enjoy a great view over Spain and Lindoso.

Short hike: 12 kms

Long hike: 18 kms

Overnight at Parada

DAY 4 - Lindoso to Soajo

Leaving Lindoso you descend to cross the Rio Lima via an impressive hydro-electric dam. You walk along ancient tracks and paths. Today’s route takes you through picturesque villages, farmland and forest. You will witness a disappearing way of life. Much of this landscape was farmed in the past – numerous terraces, water channels, barns and grain stores attest to this heritage.

Short hike: 12 kms

Long hike: 15 kms

Overnight at Soajo

DAY 5 - Departure.

Included on guided walking holiday:

  • 3 guided walks;
  • picnic lunches during the hiking tours;
  • insurance;
  • walking poles;
  • binoculars;
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in standard hotels;
  • Transfer from Porto airport/city to first hotel and return transfer (Soajo to Porto airport/city);
  • Baggage transfers between the hotels;
  • Garmin GPS device with tracks, walking booklet and local maps;
  • Support line.

Included on self-guided walking holiday:

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in standard hotels;
  • Transfer from Porto airport/city to first hotel and return transfer (Soajo to Porto airport/city);
  • Baggage transfers between the hotels;
  • Garmin GPS device with tracks, walking booklet and local maps;
  • Support line.

Optional services:

  • Do you want more walking days? Ask us to add more walking days to this tour!
  • Self guided or guided walking holiday in the Douro Valley (on request);
  • Extra nights during the holiday (on request);
  • Extra night in Porto (on request);
  • Extra activities (on request).

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