Peneda-Gerês National Park

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Peneda-Gerês National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park 4x4 Tour with Lunch

    1. From Porto: Peneda-Gerês Park 4x4 Tour with Lunch

    Explore one of the most unknown treasures in Portugal and discover the nature of Gerês-National Park during a small group tour. The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer. Leave your accommodation in Porto in the morning and travel to the Gerês National Park in an air-conditioned Land Rover. After around 90 minutes, arrive to the heart of Gerês. Imagine fantastic green lagoons where you can swim and relax, hear the sound of the waterfalls and see amazing rainbows. Visit an old village, where you will meet the locals and enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch with local green wine (included). Continue to one of the most beautiful and unknown lagoons in Gerês National Park: the blue lagoon. Explore remote areas of the park and enjoy the breathtaking valley. During your exploration, if you're lucky, you might even see the wild horses (Garra...

    Voor ons was deze tour het hoogtepunt van ons bezoek aan Portugal. Schitterende natuur, heerlijke lunch. Onze zeer betrokken en enthousiaste gids Luis heeft ons een onvergetelijke dag bezorgd. Een echte aanrader!

  • Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

    2. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Kayak & Waterfall Trek w/ Lunch

    Discover one of Portugal’s hidden treasures on a 10-hour excursion to Gerês National Park. Enjoy a day of hiking, kayaking and savoring local food. The itinerary can be altered to make the best of the weather conditions in winter and summer. Travel to the park in an air-conditioned van. After around 90 minutes, you’ll reach the lake, where you’ll begin your tour by kayaking in the it‘s calm waters. Afterwards, relax on a sandy beach and try to stand up paddle before returning to your vehicle. Stop at a local restaurant with amazing views of Rio Cavado, where you will taste local food and wine. In the afternoon you will find a waterfall and lagoon, where you can swim and relax. Visit the old village of Fafiao, and learn more about Portuguese lifestyle in the countryside.

    It was amazing, wow, started off being picked up from our hotel which was great. We had a ride of 1.5 hrs, which was still entertaining thanks to Emanuel was great, charismatic fun and informative. We got there and kayaked and paddle boarded it was so amazing peaceful and fun enjoying stunning views thanks to the know of Emanuel. We followed on to an amazing Portugese Lunch which was delicious and various, they even catered for the dietary options of the whole group some of which were gluten free and vegan. After this we went a but offroading which was fun and drove to this secret water fall swimming spot which was breathtaking. We then were driven back to our hotel in porto. All in all a big credit to this amazing experience was Emanuel he made it fun and memorable for all of us. Such a character, thank you so much Emanuel! Emma and James!

  • From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

    3. From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

    Head to Gerês National Park on this 10-hour excursion from Porto. Stop for coffee along the way, before arriving at the park. From June to September, enjoy an 8-kilometer hike that takes you past 10 magnificent natural pools (from November to May, the hike will be 10 kilometers long). Stop to enjoy a refreshing swim along the way. Once you reach the heart of the Park, enjoy a picnic as you admire the stunning views around you. A small picnic will be provided, but if everyone brings something to share, it will be more of a feast.  After taking in the views and fresh air, you’ll return to Porto.

    The experience was amazing! It was adventurous and fun :) Miguel was hilarious and very knowledgeable!! Well done to the team :) we had a great time ! Highly recommended!!

  • Peneda-Gerês National Park Full-Day Tour

    4. Peneda-Gerês National Park Full-Day Tour

    Explore the natural history, ancient heritage and beautiful nature of Peneda-Gerês National Park on a day trip from Porto, Guimarães or Braga. Following pick-up from your hotel, drive to the lush woodlands to hike through the only national park in the Norte region of Portugal. Marvel at the mountains as you hike in a small group for a more intimate experience. Walk along centuries-old paths that cut through the woods and reach amazing viewpoints along the way. Encounter the remains of ancient settlements and of the Roman Geira road from Braga to Astorga. Swim in the clear waters of the mountain waterfalls or soak in hot springs used by the Romans, depending on the weather. See newborn baby horses in the woods or marvel at the colors of the fall leaves, according to the season.

    Just an amazing day. We can only recommend it. A lot of things to learn, to discover with the guide. We were not used to take a guide, but for this time, it was very helpfull to find what to see and where to go. Just go and enjoy!

  • From Porto: Small Group Day Tour of Geres National Park

    5. From Porto: Small Group Day Tour of Geres National Park

    Explore the only national park in Portugal. You will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 09:00 before heading toward Gerês. During the tour, discover the most amazing spots in Gerês, including the famous Tahiti Waterfalls, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and the Pedra Bela viewpoint, where you can enjoy an incredible view of the surrounding landscape. Your guides have local knowledge and will take you on a safe trip deep inside this natural paradise. Enjoy a picnic in a remote idyllic location before heading back to your hotel.

    Well good. The guide was treating me like a friend. He shared all the valuable informations about the park with me but also funny and interactive. Although I was the only one on the tour, he still went through all the sights and made sure I had the best experience.

  • Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour

    6. Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour

    After a pick-up from your hotel in the morning, you will travel in a climate-controlled minivan towards the amazing Peneda-Gerês National Park. Arrive at the foot of the mountains and catch a glimpse of the wonderful Albufeira da Caniçada, where the beautiful Cávado River lies. Then, start your way up into the mountains while admiring the surrounding nature.  Enjoy the journey and admire the local fauna and flora, stop at the amazing old village, Vilarinho das Furnas, now submersed in water. Then, head to Mata da Albergaria, the most protected area in the park, for a easy hike to view some wonderful lagoons. Near Gerês village, it is time to feast on a delicious picnic lunch. Eating in one of the many available locations is a way of taking advantage of the beautiful nature.  Be amazed with the Pedra Bela viewpoint, situated 800 meters above sea level. From this height, you'll have the ...

    We had a great excursion. Our guide Hugo is very nice, he has a lot of knowledge, he arranged the tour according our interest and we could see everything what we wanted in this beautiful Peneda Geres park. Thanks a lot :)

  • Hiking and Sightseeing - Peneda Geres National Park

    7. Hiking and Sightseeing - Peneda Geres National Park

    Complete your trip in Portugal with a visit to the beautiful Peneda-Geres National Park. Experience breathtaking nature, traditional culture and the kindness of locals. Discover the mountains, rivers, waterfalls and magnificent settings on this carefully curated tour with your local guides. You will travel by 4x4 vehicle and on foot to different locations of great scenery and natural value within the park. Learn about and observe local flora and fauna and dip into incredible natural lagoons. You will break for lunch and enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine. On this tour you will have plenty of opportunities for stunning panoramic photographs and your guides will be happy to take any shots for you. 

  • Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

    8. Viana do Castelo: Kayak Tour at Lima River

    Enjoy a unique experience that will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful nature routes in the water in a Kayak: the Açudes section. Discover the route that connects Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. Cross safely fast dams with a low degree of difficulty, inserted in a pollution-free valley, allowing you to enjoy nature in its pure and relaxing state. During this experience, you will be accompanied by a monitor in the water and a support vehicle outside the river, bringing all the safety and guidance necessary for beginners and pros.

    Amazing Canoe Tour with more than kind people!! It was a pleasure, ask for Ricardo ;)

  • Peneda-Gerês National Park: Extended Mountain Hike

    9. Peneda-Gerês National Park: Extended Mountain Hike

    Step inside wolf territory to experience the joys of nature at its very best. Depending on the season and your interests the tour guides can suggest a number of different and varied routes. In all cases, they guarantee you will reach a mountain summit and enjoy the many spectacular views across the wild open landscapes. Discover a variety of landscapes of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, from steep valleys to smooth plateaus and from rocky summits to serene meadows. Explore the far reaches of the area far from the crowds, with increased chances of seeing the wildlife in their natural habitat. Discover several landmarks of traditional communitarian shepherding which has been practiced for thousands of years. Challenge yourself and be rewarded with this magnificently gratifying day.

  • Peneda-Gerês: Full-Day Premium Tour

    10. Peneda-Gerês: Full-Day Premium Tour

    Travel to the Peneda-Gerês National Park, passing by luxurious green mountains, untouched forests, and crystal clear lakes and waterfalls. On the way, you will be able to enjoy viewpoints and breathtaking landscapes.  You can discover the roots of this old civilization and the traditions kept alive by the locals at the Ethnographic Museum of Vilarinho da Furna, before sitting down to enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Following lunch, your knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will take you to one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the country, which is the Mountain Shrine of São Bento da Porta Aberta. After this visit, it's time to relax on a river beach, while enjoying a cocktail harmonized with regional flavours.

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What people are saying about Peneda-Gerês National Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 386 reviews

it was worth every penny! the tour was day-fulfilling and a little bit of everything! We hiked to amazing spots with beautiful views, had time to rest and swim. Also we had a very ambitious guide who really connected the group-members. Everything was planned very well. All in all one of the best experiences of our trip to Porto.

Was a really good Trip from Porto. We had a lot of fun! The spots for swimming were beautiful and i would recommend everyone who loves the nature to take the trip!

such a great tour!!! pedro was so knowledgeable and the waterfalls were beautiful. saw a different side of portugal

Verry Nice day,verry good guide Pedro Nice company ,good weather and Nice swim

It's worth the walk. The staff is very kind and helpful