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PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHERN PORTUGAL

TWO DESTINATIONS WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED...

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The Park was created in 1971 and forms part of the National Network of Protected Areas, administered by the Institute for the Conservation of Nature, Biodiversity and Forestry (ICNF). The area is officially classified as a National Park (the only protected area in Portugal granted this classification) due to the existence of relatively extensive ecosystems which have not been significantly affected by man. The park features considerable biodiversity and natural values of interest to conservation. It covers an area of 70,000 hectares spread over 5 municipalities: Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Terras de Bouro and Montalegre. Geographically, the reserve covers the plateaus of Castro Laboreiro and Mourela, between which lie the uplands of Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês. The region has a significant human presence and is home to around 9,000 people. Farming and livestock breeding, once the population´s main source of income, have given way to new economic activities with a focus on tourism, heritage and cultural sectors.

THE UNIQUE AND AUTHENTIC NORTHERN PORTUGAL

"The region is crossed by the River Douro which enters Portugal between the ravines and mountains of the interior to flow through the entire World Heritage landscape where the Port and Douro wines are produced. It is from here that the wine is sent to the lodges at Vila Nova de Gaia, as the cruises touring the region make their way upriver.In this area of mountains and natural parks, the region’s heritage is seen in its castles, such as the one in Guimarães, and the shrines and churches which are the stage for pilgrimages in the summer. You will find the Baroque architecture of Northern Portugal in its stone and gilded carvings side by side with rural chapels. In its cities, which retain a human scale, such as Viana do Castelo, Braga, Lamego, Chaves and Vila Real, and in the manor houses and stately halls, you will find the genuine Portuguese people, who like to share their table, their customs and traditions. In Porto and Northern Portugal, the joy and gratitude for all we have and are is experienced in the most spontaneous way." www.visitportugal.com +351 258452250 | info@go2nature.pt  | www.go2nature.pt


PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK AND NORTHERN PORTUGAL

TWO DESTINATIONS WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED...

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PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK FROM END TO END                        

HOLIDAY TYPE: WALKING | GUIDED | GROUPS 4-12| 7 DAYS

DISCOVER From the extreme Northwest to the extreme Northeast, there is an incredible culture and landscape to discover. Starting in the heart of the transhumance to the old stories of the contraband routes, this journey through the Peneda-Gerês National Park will be full of adventure a new discoveries. From milenar oak tree forests, lakes, border castles, wolf footprints, old monasteries there is a lot waiting for you to explore.

Heritage/Culture

FOCUS

Peneda-Gerês

LOCATION

7 Days

LENGTH GRADING

Moderate day walks

JOIN US

From March to October

HIGHLIGHTS

PRICE PAX

Rural heritage, local life,Peregrines footpaths, wolf associated heritage, watermills , religious heritage, granite granaries, XII century monastery, local traditions, gastronomy, mountain landscape, national park.

6 pax - 925 Euros 7/8 pax -880 Euros 8/9 pax - 890 Euros 9/12 pax - 765Euros Single Room Suppl. 276 Euros

DAY BY DAY Day 1 | Arrival Porto (OPO) Airport transfer to Castro Laboreiro Day 2 | Laboreiro Valley Day 3 | Peneda Mountain charms Day 4 | Millenary Forest Day 5 | Life at the Border Day 6 | Pilgrims footsteps Day 7 | Transfer to Porto * *extension: Porto city tours available on request

INCLUDES Tour Leader Accommodation / 6 nights (APA) 6 Dinners / drinks not included 5 Packed lunch Entrance fees All transfers

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NORTHERN PORTUGAL FAMILY GETAWAY

HOLIDAY TYPE: FAMILY | SELF GUIDED|6DAYS

DISCOVER From the Peneda-Geres mountains to the green valleys that extend to the sea, the Alto Minho region has the perfect scenery for a trip on wheels. Exploring beautiful riverside cycling paths ride your way to the Atlantic, More than beautiful scenery, this is a journey through the culture and heritage of an authentic and unique region. Riverside villages, centenary manor Houses, border castles, golden sand beaches are some of you tour companions. The profile of the route is mostly flat, with no major ascents and descents. HIGHLIGHTS Rural heritage, border castles, Atlantic coast, Montedor lighthouse, coastal forts, gastronomy, wine tasting, Minho Valley, Camino Santiago, nature, birdlife, fishing ports, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo.

heritage/landscape

FOCUS

MINHO REGION

LOCATION

6 Days

LENGTH GRADING

EASY

JOIN US

From March to October

PRICE PAX 2 pax - 860 Euros 3/4 pax -685 Euros 5/6 pax - 575 Euros Single Room Suppl.135 Euros

DAY BY DAY Day 1 | Transfer Porto/Ponte da Barca Day 2 | Mountain river Stage 1: 25 km Day 3 |Ponte da Barca to Ponte de Lima Stage 2: 24 km Day 4 | Viana do Castelo to Caminha (Atlantic trail) Stage 3: 25 km Day 5 | Vila Nova de Cerveira to Monção Stage 4: 32km Day 6 | Departure to Porto * *extension: Porto city tours available on request

INCLUDES transfer from and to Porto luggage transfer 24/24 support roadbook and GPS | self guided 5 nights hotel  | double/twin room   5 dinners   4 packed lunch

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PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK MOUNTAIN VILLAGES                     

HOLIDAY TYPE: WALKING | SELF GUIDED | 8 DAYS

DISCOVER Mountain villages, the granite pearls of Peneda-Gerês National Park. Shaped by millenarian battles Man vs Nature, this rural heritage is the result of all the resistance and perseverance of Man over natural elements. Following the rhythm of mountain way of life, we start with transhumance, travelling from “brandas” and “inverneiras”, revealing the strong links of communitarian of the villages in the Serra Amarela. Then we follow towards the North-East of National Park to discover the magical villages of the Barroso lands, at the limits of Serra do Gerês.

FOCUS LOCATION LENGTH

Heritage/Culture Peneda-Gerês 8Days

GRADING

Moderate day walks

JOIN US

From March to October

PRICE BASE FOR 2 PAX HIGHLIGHTS Rural heritage, local life, wolf associated heritage, watermills , religious heritage, granite granaries, XII century monastery, traditions, gastronomy, mountain landscape.

1020 Euros | Considering double room Single supplement. 306€ Available self guided version with transfers.

DAY BY DAY Day 1 | Arrival Castro Laboreiro Day 2 | Laboreiro Valley | Castro Laboreiro Day 3 | Peneda Mountain charms | Peneda Day 4 | Serra Amarela | Germil Day 5 | Millenary Forest | Campo do Gerês Day 6 | Life at the Border | Tourém Day 7 | Pilgrims footsteps | Pitões das Júnias Day 8 | Departure* *extension: Porto city tours available on request

INCLUDES Roadbook with 6 walks (Driving directions+map+walking notes) 24/24 Support Accommodation / 7 nights | double or twin 6 Dinners / drinks not inclded 6 Packed lunch Entrance ees

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PENEDA-GERÊS NATIONAL PARK BIRDWATCHING                     

HOLIDAY TYPE: BIRDWATCHING | GUIDED| GROUPS 2-6

DISCOVER Located in the extreme northeast of Peneda-Gerês National Park, with an altitude above 1000 meters, the Mourela Plateau is dominated by typical mountain areas of heath lands, dotted by large rocky outcrops, peat bogs, small agricultural plots and small woods on the lowest areas. Here we can find unique conditions for the observation of some mountain species. Surrounded by an agricultural mosaic, the villages of Pitões das Júnias and Tourém offer an extra touch of diversity for observation. The mountain rivers, lakes, peat bogs, among many other ecological niches, are just some of the diversity of existing habitats that we invite you to discover..

HIGHLIGHTS Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus),  Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio), Western Bonelli's warbler (Phylloscopus bonelli), griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) Mountain villages, rural heritage, Peneda Gerês National Park

BIRDWATCHING

FOCUS

Montalegre

LOCATION

4 Days

LENGTH GRADING

EASY

JOIN US

From March to October

PRICE PAX 2 pax - 860 Euros 3/4 pax -685 Euros 5/6 pax - 575 Euros Single Room Suppl.135 Euros

INCLUDES DAY BY DAY Day 1 | Arrival Porto (OPO) Airport transfer to Tourém Day 2 | Salas lake and Mourela Plateau Day 3 | Pitões das Júnias and Mourela Plateau Day 4 | Departure to Porto * *extenstion: Porto city tours available on request

transfer from and to Porto transfer to all birding activities specialized tour guide | birding insurance 3 nights rural hotel with breakfast | double/twin room 3 dinners 2 packed lunch

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CYCLING BETWEEN VALLEYS

HOLIDAY TYPE: CYCLING TOUR| SELF GUIDED|6DAYS

DISCOVER From the Peneda-Geres mountains to the green valleys that extend to the sea, the Alto Minho region has the perfect scenery for a trip on wheels. Exploring beautiful riverside cycling paths ride your way to the Atlantic, More than beautiful scenery, this is a journey through the culture and heritage of an authentic and unique region. Riverside villages, centenary manor Houses, border castles, golden sand beaches are some of you tour companions. The profile of the route is mostly flat, with no major ascents and descents. HIGHLIGHTS Rural heritage, border castles, Atlantic coast, Montedor lighthouse, coastal forts, gastronomy, wine tasting, Minho Valley, Camino Santiago, nature, birdlife, fishing ports, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo.

heritage/landscape

FOCUS

MINHO REGION

LOCATION

6 Days

LENGTH GRADING

EASY

JOIN US

From March to October

PRICE PAX 2 pax - 860 Euros 3/4 pax -685 Euros 5/6 pax - 575 Euros Single Room Suppl.135 Euros

DAY BY DAY Day 1 | Transfer Porto/Ponte da Barca Day 2 | Mountain river Stage 1: 25 km Day 3 |Ponte da Barca to Ponte de Lima Stage 2: 24 km Day 4 | Viana do Castelo to Caminha (Atlantic trail) Stage 3: 25 km Day 5 | Vila Nova de Cerveira to Monção Stage 4: 32km Day 6 | Departure to Porto * *extension: Porto city tours available on request

INCLUDES transfer from and to Porto luggage transfer 24/24 support roadbook and GPS | self guided 5 nights hotel  | double/twin room   5 dinners   4 packed lunch

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The Reservation Centre for the regions of the Peneda Gerês National Park was created in order to promote quality touristic accommodation, allowing visitors of the Park a direct contact with Nature, as well as to know more about the cultural patrimony, the typical food and the various activities that can be practiced here.

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Holiday catalog for Peneda Gerês National Park in Portugal. Family, Self guided, Active, Corporate, Accommodation

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Holiday catalog for Peneda Gerês National Park in Portugal. Family, Self guided, Active, Corporate, Accommodation

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