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From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

1. From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Spend the day walking through Geres NAtional Park, just an hour and a half from Porto. Immerse yourself into the heart of the park, explore the grounds, and enjoy a coffee. Hike for 10 km to the 7 natural pool, spend some time admiring the natural beauty, and head back to the starting point. THE HIKE: We will have a 10 km (6.2 miles) hike which will take us to 7 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided into 2 stages, 5 km (3.1 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where we will stay for around 1.5/2 hours to dive in the amazing natural pools (depending on people's willingness we can stay a bit longer) and then the other 5 km (3.1 miles) back to the starting point. The path is on an uneven terrain but without steep slopes. HIKE DIFFICULTY: Difficult: for people who are not used to walking. Medium: For people who are used to hiking for 10 km in the countryside Easy: For people who are used to hiking for more than 10 km on uneven terrain with steep slopes. LUNCH: For lunch, you need to prepare your own food as there's nothing around where you can eat. Please bring lots of water as it might be very hot. GROUP SIZE: From 8 to 15/pax maximum. After the hike, we will have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before our way back to Porto city. The meeting point will be at Rua das Taipas nº 50, Porto. Arrival in Porto will be around 6:30 PM

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

2. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a full-day excursion to Gerês National Park. Experience the beauty of this unique landscape thorugh a day of of hiking, kayaking, and swimming. Savor local food with the included traditional Portuguese lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your door in Porto and travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. Reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking over its calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to the van. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, and refill with mouth-watering local cuisine paired with delectable wine. In the afternoon, visit a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour.

Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

3. Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

Enjoy a unique experience that will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful nature routes in the water in a Kayak: the Açudes section. Discover the route that connects Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. Cross safely fast dams with a low degree of difficulty, inserted in a pollution-free valley, allowing you to enjoy nature in its pure and relaxing state. During this experience, you will be accompanied by a monitor in the water and a support vehicle outside the river, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and pros.

Peneda-Gerês National Park Full-Day Tour

4. Peneda-Gerês National Park Full-Day Tour

Explore the natural history, ancient heritage and beautiful nature of Peneda-Gerês National Park on a day trip from Porto, Guimarães or Braga. Following pick-up from your hotel, drive to the lush woodlands to hike through the only national park in the Norte region of Portugal. Marvel at the mountains as you hike in a small group for a more intimate experience. Walk along centuries-old paths that cut through the woods and reach amazing viewpoints along the way. Encounter the remains of ancient settlements and of the Roman Geira road from Braga to Astorga. Swim in the clear waters of the mountain waterfalls or soak in hot springs used by the Romans, depending on the weather. See newborn baby horses in the woods or marvel at the colors of the fall leaves, according to the season.

Viana do Castelo: Vez River SUP with Transfer Options

5. Viana do Castelo: Vez River SUP with Transfer Options

Explore one of most beautiful natural spots along the Vez river by stand up paddleboard. Take in the views of a pollution-free valley that will allow you to enjoy nature in its most pure and relaxing state. You'll be accompanied by a professional guide, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and professionals. Among the several routes available, the one most suitable for your experience will be selected, guaranteeing a lot of fun and safety.

Gerês National Park: E-Bike Tour

6. 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.

Peneda-Gerês National Park: Extended Mountain Hike

7. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Extended Mountain Hike

Step inside wolf territory to experience the joys of nature at its very best. Depending on the season and your interests the tour guides can suggest a number of different and varied routes. In all cases, they guarantee you will reach a mountain summit and enjoy the many spectacular views across the wild open landscapes. Discover a variety of landscapes of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, from steep valleys to smooth plateaus and from rocky summits to serene meadows. Explore the far reaches of the area far from the crowds, with increased chances of seeing the wildlife in their natural habitat. Discover several landmarks of traditional communitarian shepherding which has been practiced for thousands of years. Challenge yourself and be rewarded with this magnificently gratifying day.

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What people are saying about Braga

Great hike, the opportunity to see something else of Portugal, when you don't have a car. The guide is very nice, and what a pleasure to be able to swim!

This trip is really worth it! Nature is overwhelming and swimming in the natural pools is pure fun and refreshment! Go for it!

Awesome hike, good to get rid of the city noise. Our guide was very friendly and sociable! 100% recommended!

Very nice hike, rich in landscapes and explanations. Thanks to our guide who made this hike sensational

Super friendly hiking guide. I felt safe at all times. Wonderful nature. Thanks.