DAY 1 Arrival in Soajo
Welcome to Soajo! This small mountain village is the perfect place to set base for a few days of adventure at Peneda-Gerês National Park. From the traditional "espigueros" to the rustic stone houses, Soajo has many charming corners to explore. Our local partner will personally come over to meet and explain all tour details.
Double or twin room in Casa do Adro or similar. Casa do Adro is a rural house, constructed in the 18th century and converted into a small B&B with only 6 rooms. Breakfast is included as of day 2.
DAY 2 Peneda mountain walk
Embark on a journey through the magnificent Peneda Mountain. Follow the old shepherd trails, centenary pilgrim footpaths and explore the granite landscape. Discover the Iberian Wolf territory and the rural heritage.
Distance: approx. 12 km - Level: Moderate - self-guided with GPS tracks, roadbook and hiking maps, National Park Topographic map and 24 hour assistance (phone number).
It is also possible to request a guide or other guided walks. Please consult the tab "prices and options" for possibilities or contact YŪGEN tours.
Accommodation: same as on DAY 1, breakfast included
DAY 3 Canyoning experience
The clear water of the rivers and lagoons in this NP make this destination ideal for canyoning. You do not need to be an expert, any person who has the basic skills of walking can attend. You will descend canyons or gorges following the course of a small river and using various techniques, depending on the situation, and the characteristics of the chosen river.
The only restrictions are:
Minimum weight 25 kg I minimum height 130 cm - Maximum weight 115 kg I maximum height 210 cm
Accommodation: you will spent your last night in Soajo village, same as on day 1 &2, breakfast included
DAY 4 Lima Valley kayak or bike
Today you can choose: water or land! Explore the beautiful Lima river by kayak or by bike. Surrounded by green fields and forests the journey through the valley is full of diversity. You can choose to do a kayak tour or a guided bike tour in the valley.
Accommodation in Viana do Castelo: Hotel Laranjeira (**) or similar, depending on availability. Breakfast included.
DAY 5 Atlantic Coast surf or SUP
Viana do Castelo is a small sea-side town with a very nice historical center and well-known for its surfing waves, so why not try a surfing experience? Or some more relaxing and fun SUP (Stand-up Paddle)? Both lessons take about 1,5 hour. The rest of the day you are free to spent some more time at the beach or in the historical centre.
Today you can choose the activity you like best.
Accommodation in Viana do Castelo, as on day 4. For more information on what to see and do in Viana do Castelo, please consult "Viana do Castelo, City, Beach and Sports" on the country page of Northern Portugal.
DAY 6 Exploring the Atlantic by bike
Follow the sun and explore the Atlantic Coast from Viana do Castelo up to Caminha, a small village near the Minho river that divides Portugal and Spain.
From small enchanting villages, fortresses and sea ports to amazing beaches, there is plenty to visit on the way!
Distance: circular route from Viana do Castelo to Caminha and back to Viana do Castelo I approx. 45 km.
Accommodation: last night in Viana do Castelo, same as on day 4 and 5.
DAY 7 Departure day
This sample itinerary ends today. However, we can customize any way you like and add extensions any way you desire. Please have a look at the tab prices and options to get inspired in case you have some days left or if you like to make changes to this itinerary.
Beach extensions in Viana do Castelo or an extension in vibrant Porto city are just a few ideas. Please contact YŪGEN tours so we can create your ideal itinerary together.