We offer you a private tour to explore the secret part of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, the only National Park in Portugal. You will discover two hidden villages (Soajo and Lindoso) inside of National Park. This is a combination of nature, hiking and culture.
9:00 a.m or at 10:00 a.m - Pick up from your hotel in Porto, Braga or other location;
After 60 minutes we will arrive in Soajo, a secret mountain village in the heart of Peneda Gerês National Park. In Soajo we will follow the walking trail "Paths of Bread and Faith" during this hike we will show you the Soajo watermills and the old shepherd shelters in the mountains.
We finish the hike by a lagoon, where you can relax and swim before a picnic lunch with local/organic food.
After picnic we leave Soajo and we drive along a scenic route to the other side of the Lima valley, stopping briefly to peer over the Alto Lindoso Dam.
After crossing the dam we arrive in Lindoso.
Lindoso boasts an impressive castle dating back to the 11th century, overlooking the border with Spain and the valley of the Lima river. From its ramparts you can get a fine view of the sixty granaries from the 18th century (espigueiros) clustered under its protection.
After spending time to explore Lindoso we drive back to your hotel.
Easy level - 5 kms walking trail in Soajo.
Moderate level – 5 kms walking trail in Soajo + 7,5 kms walking trail through Lindoso and Serra Amarela (Yellow Mountain).
What should you bring for this tour:
Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen, comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers and camera (optional).