Gerês Tour from Guimarães

Gerês Tour from Guimarães

We’ll drive up and down the hills of Gerês and show you what few people ever get to enjoy. A Keen Tours day trip to Gerês offers a complete experience unfolding the History, Culture and Nature on the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Explore the mountains in a small group setting, hiking through centuries old paths that cut through luxuriant woods and reaching the best viewpoints for fantastic views.

Experience a forest included in the European Network of Biogenetic Reserves and a bit of the 318 km (198 miles) of the geira – the roman highway Via XVIII from Braga (former Bracara Augusta) to Astorga (Asturica Augusta), in Spain.

Depending on the weather, bathe in the fresh, clear waters of the mountain waterfalls or soak in the hot springs used since (at least) the romans, admire the newborn baby horses in the woods or enjoy the magnificent colour palette of the leaves falling – whatever the season, the tour is bound to amaze you.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Peneda-Geres National Park, Peneda-Geres National Park, Northern Portugal

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG), with its 700 km2, goes from the Mourela plateau to the one in Castro Laboreiro, and includes the mountain ranges of Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês.
The only Portuguese National Park presents na impressive bothanical diversity - woods, forests, riparian vegetation, peatlands and moist woods – with special relevance to the several rare and endemic species.
The PNPG is home to some of the most important oak forests in Portugal and interesting semi-natural habitats that shelter a diversity of animals with differentiated constitution: endemic (gold-striped salamander), endangered (iberian wolf), limited distribution species (whinchat)...
In the agricultural mosaic the prairies and lime meadows stand out. Rich historical and cultural heritage (megalithic necropolis, traces of Romanization, castles, granaries, ovens, mills, dams, terraces, etc.) to which must be added the curious implantation of mountain villages and the presence of well-preserved traditional architecture sets.

Duration: 9 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"All seats facing forward"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 11 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up at your accommodation in Guimarães. The pick-up schedule will be shared the day before.


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Incluye

  • Photos and videos
  • A 2,00 € contribution for a conservation project
  • Insurance, both personal and liability
  • Specialized local guide with first aid training and carrying a first aid kit
  • Bottled water - locally sourced
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch - at a local restaurant, with traditional products and Vinho Verde.
  • Snacks - fruit and local treats

No Incluye

  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 2€)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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