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Canyoning Tour in Portugal

1. Canyoning Tour in Portugal

Are you tired of the day-to-day? Are you looking for a burst of adrenaline? This is the ideal activity for you! Canyoning Adventure is one of the most challenging experiences you can have on the Portuguese mainland! This is where your emotions will be brought to the red, with up to 60 meter rappels, guided rappels to 30 meters in height and more than 40 meters long, with optional jumps that can surpass 11 meters. Find all of this in the longer canyoning routes from mainland Portugal. To accomplish this canyoning, for security reasons, it is a prerequisite to have done the Tobogã Canyoning Middle Level at least once and be considered by the Guidelines as "ready" to the next level of difficulty.

Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

2. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle and the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Your first stop is Sé, the 12th century cathedral built by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa. Then you will head to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a hilltop pilgrimage site. The 581 steps that the pilgrims climb up to the top of Bom Jesus are one of the most glorious stairways in Portugal. After a visit to these landmarks of faith in the country you head back to Porto.

Peneda Gerês National Park: Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

3. Peneda Gerês National Park: Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Let yourself be enchanted by the historic villages, breathtaking views, and mysterious forests of Peneda-Gerês National Park. Enjoy a 60-km course dropping 1400 meters in elevation along the way. Start in Vilarinho das Furnas and get a great view of its dam framed between the Serra Gerês and Serra Amarela. Continue to Albergaria Forest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich biodiversity. Visit Portela do Homem near the border at 822 meters of altitude. Discover the river with its waterfalls and natural pools full of crystal-clear water. Head to Lindoso, one of the most beautiful mountain villages of Alto Minho. See its 13th-century castle, which defended Portugal during its conflicts with its neighbor. Enjoy a great view of the Lindoso Reservoir and see the old granaries. End your tour at Tobogã Base, located at Entre Ambos-os-Rios.

Gerês National Park: E-Bike Tour

4. Gerês National Park: E-Bike Tour

On this tour bike through about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of trails in the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, pass through mountains and valleys, and discover some charming mountain villages like Sobredo, Lourido, and Ermida. The combination of bulky tires, dynamic frames, and powerful electric motors amplifies the mountain bikes you will use and will aid you in your experience. Electric bikes allow you to explore more of the most beautiful trails near Peneda-Gerês National Park in less time without getting too tired to pedal.

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What people are saying about Braga

A very worthwhile experience with a knowledgeable and personable guide who appreciated, that in a 9 hour day, a little free time is great. Living in the Algarve, I was extremely taken with the towns of Braga and, particularly, Guimaraes - it's Portugal but a "real" Portugal - green and verdant as opposed to hot and arid - loved it and highly recommend taking the Cooltour's offering - I have also done a city tour of Lisbon with them and was equally impressed with their professional approach to guided tours.

We were picked up at our hotel by Rodrigo Costas. As we drove to Braga and Guimares, he shared the fascinating story of Portugal. He was incredibly informative, attentive and helpful. He made the entire day a total pleasure. The authentic Portuguese lunch was amazing! And we were able to try green wine. One of the best parts was it was a small group. We highly recommend using this company and their knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining guides.

The guide Nuno Peixoto was very passionate and knew everything about Porto, wine and food. Where and what to eat, EVERYTHING! Very nice tour in general, amazing wine and meal. Again, super nice guide! (Worth mentioning, cause it’s the guide that makes the trip!)

Excellent tour. Sergio is terrific. Love all the history. Great lunch with the waiter Daniel. Highly recommend this tour!

The highlight of our trip! Absolutely beautiful, fantastic guides, and a ton of fun. Highly recommend.