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Porto & Peneda-Gerês National Park

From $1,360.00
8 Days & 7 Nights

Porto & Peneda-Gerês National Park

  • Follow pilgrim paths, shepherd trails and Roman roads
  • Jagged mountains, high plateaus, glistening lakes and untouched forests
  • Experience warm hospitality in isolated highland villages
  • Explore the medieval coastal town of Viana do Castelo
  • Wine tasting in the historic cellars of bustling Porto
Discover the untamed beauty of northern Portugal on this self-guided walking tour in Portugal's only national park. After exploring Ponte de Lima in the Minho region, enter the park and follow shepherd trails, pilgrim routes and Roman roads, connecting you from one remote mountain village to the next. Weave through rolling green hills, untouched forest and terraced vineyards, with views over crystal clear lakes and surrounding mountain ranges. Along the way, you'll encounter ancient architecture, age-old farming practices and self-sufficient communities, where traditions have been kept alive by the locals for centuries. After a good dose of fresh mountain air, explore the medieval coastal town of Viana Viana do Castelo before finishing in the bustling city of Porto, where wine cellars, restaurants, coffee shops and rooftop bars line its winding cobbled lanes.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ponte de Lima Day 2 Transfer to Castro Laboreiro; circular walk 7.5 miles / 12.5 km Day 3 Walk from Castro Laboreiro to Peneda 9 miles / 15 km Day 4 Walk from Peneda to Lindoso 11.5 miles / 18.7 km Day 5 Circular walk from Lindoso 13 miles / 21.5 km Day 6 Avelar to Soajo walk; transfer to Viana do Castelo 11.5 miles / 18.5 km Day 7 Explore Viana do Castelo; travel to Porto for wine tasting Day 8 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 6kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 6kg is equivalent to 4.5 ham and cheese sandwiches from the store. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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Why Macs

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Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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