8D/7N Unique Hikes

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Ref 103: Hiking program with a medium-high difficulty level 8Days/7Nights 


Includes:

- 7 nights in a double room w/ breakfast, in a 4* Hotel

- 5 days of guided trails

- 1 free day

- 5 buffet lunches

- Transfer from/to the accommodation to/from the starting/ending point of the trails

- Discount voucher for other activities

Additional Information

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DAY 1: Arrival

Accommodation in a 4* Hotel.

DAY 2: Germil – Serra Amarela trail – 8 km journey - Difficulty level: Medium - 5 h

After breakfast, transfer from the accommodation to the starting point.

Circular trail with ecological and cultural value. This itinerary starts and ends at the Village of Germil, in Serra Amarela foothills. Its main attractions are the paving slabs, the Wolf Pitfall, mills, granaries, crop terraces and oak woods. Stunning panoramic views.

Transfer to accommodation - 4* Hotel.

DAY 3: Serra Amarela / Vilarinho das Furnas trail – 18 km journey - Difficulty level: High – 7 h

After breakfast, transfer from the accommodation to the starting point. 

Historical and cultural trail, with great landscapes. Starting at Brufe and ending at Campo do Gerês, its points of interest are the submerged village of Vilarinho das Furnas, the Wolf Pitfall, stone blocks, megalithic necropolis, brandas (typical mountain villages) and shepherd shelters. This trail goes through the ridge and southern hill of the mountain, with stunning views upon Serra do Gerês. It’s a living proof of the highlanders’ community life and of the ancient human occupation, from the Neolithic era until today.

Transfer to accommodation at a 4* Hotel.

DAY 4: Portela de Pitões - Cela trail - 14 km journey Difficulty level: High - 5 h

After breakfast, transfer from the accommodation to the starting point. 

Linear trail with ethnographic, geologic and fauna observation, which takes place at Serra do Xurês. Its main attraction is the beautiful abandoned village of Salgueiro, with its characteristic mountain architecture. The sumptuous panoramic views reach Serra de Laboreiro and the reservoirs of Conchas and Lindoso.

Transfer to accommodation - 4* Hotel.

DAY 5: Free day

Accommodation in a 4* Hotel.

DAY 6: Carris / Virgem do Xurês church trail – 22 km - Difficulty level: High – 8 h

After breakfast, transfer from the accommodation to the starting point.

Trail along the magnificent glacial valley of Homem River, through an ancient path full of lagoons and waterfalls, which leads us to the highest peak of the National Park mountains. Here we can admire sublime landscapes that reach as far as the eye can see and, if we’re lucky, we might even see roe deers and wild goats. We’ll return through the Spanish side - Serra do Xurês, through a very ancient path that will takes us to the Virgin Chapel in Torneiros.

Transfer to accommodation - 4* Hotel.

DAY 7: Teixeira Valley / Arado Waterfall – Serra do Gerês trail – 8 km journey - Difficulty level: Medium - 5 h

After breakfast, transfer from the accommodation to the starting point.

The Teixeira valley trail takes place in Serra do Gerês, along a path with corrals and fantastic landscapes. It starts in a forest path near Pedra Bela, which is connected to an old foot trail that guides us through the hearth of the mountain until we reach the superb Teixeira Valley and then descend to the iconic Arado waterfall, our ending point.

Transfer to accommodation - 4* Hotel.

DAY 8: Check-out 

Minimum of 4 participants for this package.

Highlights

Peneda-Gerês National Park
Xurés Nature Park
Mines of Carris and Sombras
Germil wolf pitfall
Primitive ranger houses
Village of Salgueiro
Teixeira Valley

Route

  1. Campo do Gerês (PT)