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Portugal 8-day guided walking tour Level 2
The Northern region of Portugal is a surprise with beautiful landscapes, mountain, plateaus, valleys and a rich fauna and flora. These regions offer all who visit them a healthy experience of engaging with nature and enjoying idyllic environments. There are so many hidden and undiscovered treasures all over Portugal waiting for you to discover them. Walking in Portugal!
Eating and Drinking: One of the joys of Northern Portugal is the warmth of the welcome you’ll receive from your hosts. The food is hearty and wholesome, and we can guarantee that you’ll find it hard to lose weight on this walk.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Oporto ariport arrival
Today at the appropriate time, you will be met at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. There are no activities planned for this day. Overnight in Porto.
Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto, is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters and discoveries. Walking tours in Porto, visits to the city’s historical centre of world heritage and monuments of Porto. Itinerary: Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão, Avenida dos Aliados, Estação de S. Bento, Ponte Luís I, Sé Catedral, Bairro da Sé and Ribeira. Brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal with technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils. Overnight in Porto.
Walking in Castelo de Paiva. Easy / Moderate. Distance: 5 miles. Duration: 1/2 day
Our day starts at “Monte São Domingos da Serra”, a place of unique beauty, with a magnificent view over the mouth of both Arda and Douro rivers. After enjoying the view it is time to start our way until “Fojo” shaft, the first place connected to the mining industry. After a short stop it is time to follow the ancient coal mine line and discover some remains of that time. Along our walk we will be able to see Arda River and discover some wonderful landscapes until we reach the centennial “Pedorido” bridge. Our walk ends at the mines with a small snack. Overnight in Porto.
. Walking in Gondomar, Easy / Moderate. Distance: 5 miles. Duration: 1/2 day.
Our day starts at “Areja”, Lomba with a magnificent view over Douro river. After some information it is time to start our discovering some of the most beautiful landscapes of the region. Our first stop is at “lomba” beach, a place famous for its water sports. After a short break it is time to go through the village of “Lomba” until we reach “Pé de Moura”, where we will be able to see some of the typical boats used to fish. On our way back there will be time to enjoy some wonderful landscapes and a small snack at the end. Overnight in Porto.
Walking in Douro. Easy / Moderate. Distance: 5 miles
Our challenge for the day is to join us and discover some of the most beautiful treasures the Douro has to offer... After a journey of about one and a half hour the day starts at Samodães, with an excellent view over Douro river and Régua town. It is time to start our descent until the river, going along the vineyards, olive and fig trees.Our walk continues until we reach Régua town where we will have lunch. After lunch it is time to go along some of the most beautiful paths of the region until Pinhão, where we will visit the train station, famous for its tiles. To finish the day we will visit a wine estate and taste the famous port wine. An excellent way to know the Douro region. Overnight in Porto.
Braga and Guimarães. Duration: 1 day.
Guided tour in the city of Braga, known as the “Portuguese Rome”, for its concentration of religious architecture, as the oldest Cathedral of the country. Founded in Roman times, with the name of Bracara Augusta, this city has over 2000 years of history. We will visit The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro and Bom Jesus. On the afternoon we visit Guimarães. A historic town, exceptionally well-preserved and an authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town. (Optional: visit the museums and monuments). Overnight in Braga.
Póvoa de Varzim (Portuguese Way of Santiago)
The last day of the trip we have a beautiful walk on the beach. A walk with lesser degree of difficulty, which will serve to appreciate the landscape, learn the fisher community of Póvoa de Varzim and smell the sea air. Overnight in Braga.
End of the program. After breakfast, transfer to the airport (Oporto Airport)
Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.
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