From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
Had a great time! Miguel is a very animated and fun guide, sharing lots of fun stories and such along the way. The park itself is very impressive.. majestic, scenic views. There's also a quaint village (where u start your hike). There you will also find a small bar and restrooms; so you can have a coffee and buy some food/drinks before setting off. It was very, very hot on our day; nevertheless, I think most people who are more or less active (and wearing appropriate clothing/shoes) will manage fine on this hike. Swimming in the lagunes is lovely; could have stayed all day, if it were up to me. There are other people there as well (mostly Portuguese locals actually), but because you get there relatively early in the day, you'll be able to find a good spot for your towel. Our group had a great click as well, and we made plans to meet up the following days as well. Definitely recommended!
If you’re in Porto, it’s a must. Can’t recommend it enough. It’s a lovely walk and hike to the Seven Lakes, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Adriano is a brilliant guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He also has more than one exciting surprise along the way. Be warned, chances of breaking out in spontaneous karaoke are real.