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Gerês National Park - Nature & Emotion

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  • Location: Gerês
  • Duration: 10H
  • Seats available: -
  • Min. capacity: 2

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG) is a protected area in the far north of Portugal. It develops between the regions of Minho, Trás-os-Montes and Galicia (Spain), and affects the territory of Terras do Bouro, Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca and Montalegre. This huge green area, with around 70,000 ha, where 240 species of vertebrate fauna and 1,100 of flora cohabit, together with the Spanish Baixa-Limia park, form the Gerês-Xures cross-border park. The diversity of the biosphere is distinguished/preserved by UNESCO (2009) as a world reserve.

The PNPG is subdivided into 4 mountain ranges - Peneda, Amarela, Soajo and Gerês, and is cut by two large rivers - Lima and Cávado, in addition to the numerous tributaries that originate in the mountain itself. There are more than 500 sites of historical and archaeological interest in the park, with special emphasis on the Roman Geira and milestones - the ancient path that led legionaries between Bracara Augusta and Astorica Augusta.

Christian devotion is also very present in some of the park's small rural villages, with emphasis on the sanctuary of S. Bento da Porta Aberta (2nd largest pilgrimage center in Portugal) and Nossa Senhora da Peneda, whose sanctuary is an exact replica of the grandiose sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga.

From untouched nature to hidden waterfalls that guide us to beautiful lakes, the PNPG offers the most impressive landscapes in the region, and certainly the most immersive experience in the north of the country! On our tour, we'll discover small wonders on easy hikes, see secret waterfalls, bathe in crystalline waters and even get to know the territory of the Iberian Wolf.

Come and discover this paradise!


Itinerary resume

09:00am - Pick up

10:30am - Caniçada Lake - Kayak/Paddle board experience (optional)

11:30am - Gerês village - Kartcross tour (optional)

12:00am - Arado river/fall 

12:30am - Sightseeing 

01:00pm - Lunch / Free time

02:30pm - Small hike Roman path 

04:30pm - Vilarinho das Furnas

05:00pm - Fafião - The land of the wolf 

07:00pm - Return to origin 

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Obs. Depending on the chosen activities, this tour may have variations on times and routes.

Spoken languages:
  • en English

  • pt Portuguese

  • fr French

  • es Spanish


Regular Tour  |  +Kayak  |  +Kartcross

Professional driver/guide
Pick up/drop at your accommodation (PortoBraga or Guimarães)
Bottled water in the van
Wi-Fi in the van
Personal accident and liability insurance 

+ KayakPaddle Board (optional) = 1h experience

+ Kartcross (optional) = 1h experience


* Despite this experience rates easy on physical demand, is not recomendable for travellers with:
- Back Problems
- Expectant Mothers
- Serious Medical Conditions

* This tour is done in any weather condition, and has mainly outdoor component. According to weather forecast, ensure you bring:
Comfortable / Technical shoes
Fresh clothes / Swimsuit / Towel
Waterproof clothing / Rain protection


* Lunch break will be free time. You can accept our guide's suggestions, or simply enjoy in private.

* Kartcross (optional) fare is calculated for double occupancy


If you wish accommodation pick up, kindly provide address/name on checkout "Additional info" fields.

Standard meeting points:

R. dos Biscaínhos 105, 4700-415 Braga
Largo República Brasil 33, 4810-531 Guimarães
Praça da Liberdade 126, 4000-069 Porto 

Cancelation policy

Cancellation by the client
Up to 48h before = 100% refund
Less than 48h = 30% refund

Cancellation by Portugal Autêntico
All times = 100% refund

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