From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

From $77.08 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up in Porto is available for an additional €5 (must be requested in advance).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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.
Includes
  • 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

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • You must be able to easily walk a distance of 8 kilometers
  • In the summer, Gerês can be a bit hot, so please be sure you can handle 30C temperatures
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate. It will be canceled if the minimum is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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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

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!

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August 6, 2020

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.

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August 2, 2020

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