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Peneda-Gerês National Park walking vacation in Portugal

Enjoy fresh mountain air, magnificent scenery and observe traditional agricultural practices in the isolated rural communities of Portugal’s only national park. Discover shepherd’s shelters, a medieval castle, a Mountain sanctuary, a traditional wolf trap, an enormous dam, oak forests, wildflowers and crystal-clear waterways. Explore picturesque yet authentic villages in the foothills of the Amarela Mountains where tiny terraced plots and vineyards surround clusters of granite cottages. You’ll see evidence of age-old farming practices such as stone grain stores and the ancient water mills that were essential for grinding corn and wheat in these remote, self-sufficient communities. Follow ...Read more >
From 695 excluding flights

Highlights of Northern Portugal

We’ve selected our favourite experiences from some of our other tours in three very different parts of Northern Portugal, namely the Douro Valley, Peneda-Gerês National Park and the coastal Minho area to give you an intoxicating taste of this diverse region. Your Northern Portugal adventure begins with 2 days spent walking through the beautiful Douro wine region. Next, you’re off to the wilder, rugged beauty of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. From the mountains, you’ll head to the historical town of Caminha, at the very tip of Portugal, to walk to the charming riverside city of Viana do Castelo.Read more >
From 1,080 excluding flights

Atlantic route coastal hiking vacation in Portugal

Spend a week exploring the beautiful and diverse coastline north of Porto on this gently-paced self-guided coastal trail. Discover historical towns, traditional villages, fishing communities and delightful beaches and countryside. The northwest coast of Portugal is known as the Costa Verde or Green Coast thanks to the abundance of vegetation that backs onto it and the not-so distant mountains of the Minho countryside. As you head north from Porto on this 8-day self-guided walking vacation, you’ll experience the ever-changing coastal landscape of wide sandy beaches, rocky coves, pebble beaches, pleasant seaside towns and fishing villages. You’ll also spend time in the small historical city ...Read more >
From 665 excluding flights

Portuguese Camino de Santiago walking vacation

With this self-guided program, you can follow the Portuguese way to Saint James (Santiago) in total autonomy and freedom. Don’t worry with the details, and enjoy this unforgettable experience. We organize the accommodation and all the paperwork. Walk with the reliability of our road-book and the security of our emergency support. For added convenience we also offer the service of luggage transportation between the hotels. From the old town of Oporto to the medieval town of Santiago de Compostela, crossing the beautiful regions of northern Portugal and Galicia, the Portuguese Way of Santiago is an unforgettable journey.Read more >
From 895 excluding flights

Portuguese Camino walking vacation

From Valença, you’ll cross the border formed by the River Minho and head north through Galicia to the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela. Compare the former rival towns of Valença and Tui before entering wooded countryside on your way to historical Galician towns and cities such as Redondela, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis and Padrón. On the way, you’ll pass through countless hamlets and villages where time appears to have stood still and locals still use traditional methods to cultivate their crops. This route offers plenty of opportunities to taste the fresh produce, including mussels from the Ria de Vigo and oysters in Arcade, and locally produced wine as you follow this well-worn ...Read more >
From 530 excluding flights

Easy Camino de Santiago hiking vacation

If you’d rather take your time over your Camino de Santiago and enjoy your surroundings, our Easy Camino is designed with you in mind. Stage lengths range from 7 to 18 kilometres (4.3 to 11.2 miles) per day so that you will have time and energy to explore the places you visit instead of punishing yourself with a more demanding itinerary. Setting off from the medieval border town of Tui, you will cover the distance required to qualify for your pilgrim passport (compostela). The 116 km journey is divided into 9 walking days that take you through gorgeous forests, fields and villages in the Galician countryside as well as interesting towns and cities such as Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas ...Read more >
From 730 excluding flights

Portuguese Coastal Way to Santiago walking vacation

Walk along sandy beaches and through historical coastal towns of northern Portugal, the rugged Galician coastline and beautiful beaches of Baiona before joining the central Camino in Redondela. After visiting the 12th century Porto Cathedral, spend the first part of your Camino by the ocean as you head to the attractive town of Vila do Conde, famous for its lace-making and naval history. Pass through the seaside towns of Povoa da Varzim, Esposende and Vila Praia da Âncora, all of which offer great seafood, especially octopus. Delve into the architecture and culture of Viana do Castelo and visit the hilltop Santa Luzia basilica. The last town in Portugal is Caminha, strategically located ...Read more >
From 970 excluding flights

Douro Valley self guided walking vacation in Portugal

This rewarding self-guided walk through the dramatic vine-filled landscape of Portugal’s most scenic wine region offers spectacular views of the terraced hillsides, rivers and valleys of the Douro Valley. Head into the heart of the Douro wine region to explore the patterned slopes and valleys of this World Heritage landscape. Witness some of the year-round activity involved in tending the vines and terraces as you walk from village to village along unpaved roads and footpaths, pausing for al fresco lunches and visits to local wine estates. You’ll receive a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and delicious meals at our carefully selected country houses and hotels. Your Douro walking ...Read more >
From 1,090 excluding flights

Portuguese Camino and Costa Verde walking vacation

Get a unique insight into the history, gastronomy and landscapes of this little-known but richly rewarding corner of Portugal. Walk some of the Portuguese Way of St. James then discover the joys of the Atlantic coastline. Few visitors to Portugal get to fully appreciate beautiful green landscape, unspoilt coastline and the deeply rooted and fascinating culture of the Minho region. Start walking in the charming riverside town of Ponte de Lima in the direction of the holy city of Santiago de Compostela on part of the ancient Way of St. James. At the fortress town of Valença do Minho, follow the River Minho west then walk south along the Atlantic coast to return to historical Viana do ...Read more >
From 670 excluding flights

Portuguese Coastal Camino walking vacation, last 100km

If you start your Camino in Baiona you will have the opportunity to walk the Coastal Camino for the first couple of days, before you reach the main route and continue to Santiago. Baiona, both a tourist destination and an active fishing port, is located in the south of the Rias Baixas region, and is protected from the open sea by a breathtakingly beautiful bay. Baiona is a coastal town that was the focus for trade in the region until the spectacular development of Vigo that took place at the end of the 19th century. Movement on the Vigo estuary is marked by commercial and fishing vessels, all under the watchful eye of Baiona, located alongside Cape Silleiro. The town’s most attractive ...Read more >
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