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From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

4.8 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: PortoLocals

From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Activity provider: PortoLocals
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From US$ 79.17 per person

Explore the Gerês National Park and its amazing waterfalls. Take an 8 to 10-kilometer hike into the heart of the Park and have a refreshing dive into the clear waters of the Park's natural pools.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a hike in Gerês National Park
  • Relax and swim in one of the park's natural pools
  • Stop to see waterfalls and take in stunning views along the way
Full description

Head to Gerês National Park on this day excursion from Porto. Stop for coffee along the way, before arriving at the park. Embark on a guided scenic hike that takes you past 10 magnificent natural pools. Enjoy a refreshing swim along the way, a perfect respite from the summer heat.

Once you reach the heart of the Park, admire the views of the stunning 7 natural pools and have a dive in the clears waters of the park. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings, before returning to Porto.

  • Insurance
  • Round-trip transportation between Porto and Gerês National Park
  • Experienced guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • In the summer, Gerês can be a bit hot, be prepared for temperatures of up to 30 degrees celsius
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate. It will be canceled if the minimum is not met
  • For lunch you need to bring your own food and drinks
  • At the pools, there is not much shade, please bring a hat and sunscreen
  • Ensure you can walk in uneven terrain for about 3 to 4 hours
  • From November to May, the hike will be 10 kilometers long
  • From June to October, the hike will be 8 kilometers long
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

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The trip was superb and the landscapes magnificent. When we got to the swimming pool, the wind unfortunately picked up, so our guide suggested we go to waterfalls to take advantage of the heat. He was oh so nice, and gave us great advice. Telling us the history of the park and its contemporary activity. I recommend without hesitation!

September 7, 2021

Incredible experience!!! The best hiking trip I’ve been on here in Portugal. Not too tough, less uphills than we imagined, beautiful views and our tour guide Miguel just made the whole day seem like a perfect adventure with telling us historical facts, funny jokes and great out of tune singing :D now for real, he was very interactive and entertaining! Definitely recommend this trip if you enjoy hiking and want to see the hidden wonders of Portugal!

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July 31, 2021

4 because perfection does not exist, but it was a most pleasant moment: breathtaking landscapes, a warm and welcoming guide (Miguel), a final in the lagoon where the water is fresh but bearable and pure . This experience therefore creates good times for you that will not be erased any time soon. Share them with family and / or friends without any reservations.

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September 15, 2020

Product ID: 168810