DAY 1 Arrival to Peneda-Gerês NP - Castro Laboreiro
Welcome to one of the most remote areas of the Park and the heart of local traditions. If you arrive in time, walk up to the castle ruins to catch a first amazing view over the National Park mountains.
Local accommodation in Aldeia de Pontes or Laboreiro Village.
DAY 2 Castro Laboreiro trails: 16 km
The diversity of the landscape and the cultural richness are some of the highlights of the day. Initially following mountain trails and old paths, you will discover the Laboreiro Valley. While crossing the typical granite villages and oak forests you will be able to have a close look at the local way of life. And if the weather allows, why not go for a swim in the natural pool of the river Laboreiro?
Hiking distance: approx. 16 km I Level: moderate.
Local accommodation in Castro Laboreiro dorp of Aldeia de Pontes, same as on day 1. Breakfast included.
DAY 3 Peneda Mountain - Soajo: 12 km
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.
Hiking distance: approx. 12 km I Level: moderate.
Accommodation in Soajo | Eira da Lage or Casa do Adro.
DAY 4 Mountain villages valley - Lindoso: 8 km
Explore the historical heritage and traditions of this beautiful mountain village. The area of Lindoso is well-known for its “espigueros”, granite granaries that date back a few hundreds of years. Take your time to relax on the banks of one of the natural river pools.
Distance: approx. 8 km I Level : Easy.
Accommodation: same as on day 3.
DAY 5 Departure day or extension
This sample itinerary in the Peneda-Gerês national park can be extended or adapted any way you like, a well as what concerns the length of the hikes, the accommodations, locations and activities. The main goal of these sample itineraries is to give you an insight in all possibilities.
You can extend your stay in the National Park, the surrounding villages of Ponte da Barca or Ponte de Lima, cultural cities as Braga or Guimeraes, or why not end at an Atlantic beach in Viana do Castelo or in the vibrant city of Porto?
Please contact YŪGEN tours for custom-made proposals. We will be more than happy to assist.