2 days in the Geres National Park, 2 days along the Lima Valley and 2 days along the coast, this is a new hiking holiday for people who would love to explore Northern Portugal on foot and cross the border to visit Spain. 6 days walking and exploring the greenest area in Portugal.
DAY 1 - Arrival (Bem-vindo)
Arrive at Porto airport and transfer to your first accommodation in Soajo;
DAY 2 - From Lindoso to Soajo - Peneda Gerês National Park
Transfer from Soajo to Lindoso (10 min.) Starting this walk nearby Lindoso castle you have time to visit the local castle and the 50 granaries around the castle.
Leaving Lindoso you descend to cross the Alto Lindoso dam and you will walk along the Portugal-Spain border. This route takes you through shepherd paths, traditional villages and oak forests.
DAY 3 - From Soajo to Ponte da Barca, Peneda-Gerês National Park
Leaving Soajo you follow old tracks along the mountainside, from Soajo to Ponte da Barca. During this walk you have a great panorama over Peneda Geres National Park.
DAY 4 - Ponte da Barca - Ponte de Lima (Vinho verde wine route)
Leaving Ponte da Barca, you walk alongside the peaceful Rio Lima and through vineyards. You will finish your day arriving in the oldest town in Portugal, Ponte de Lima. Today’s walk is a complete contrast to the previous two days. The path is easy.
DAY 5 - Ponte de Lima - Viana do Castelo (Lima Valley)
Leaving Ponte de Lima you walk along the magnificent avenue of plane trees by the river then mainly walk on rural tracks, through fertile agricultural land and woodland. At Passagem, where there used to be a ferry across the river, you will have the opportunitty to visit a family owned winery to taste a local Vinho Verde.
DAY 6 - Viana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Âncora (Costa Verde/ Atlantic Coast)
This walk is another complete contrast, as you walk along the Atlantic Coast northwards from Viana to Vila Praia de Âncora. On this route is you walk nearby sandy beaches and you can see some of old windmills nearby the coast.
DAY 7 - Vila Praia de Âncora - Caminha - A Guarda, Spain (from Portugal to Spain)
Today’s walk is in two distinct sections. The first takes you to the town of Caminha where your last night’s accommodation is located. You can then extend the walk by taking a ferry and crossing the border between Portugal and Spain to walk up Monte de Santa Trega (Galicia, Spain), the hill opposite Caminha, returning later by ferry.
DAY 8 - Departure (Adeus)
Transfer from Caminha to Porto airport or city center.