Peneda-Gerês National Park Day Trip From Porto

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Our Day Tour of Peneda-Gerês National Park

This full-day, 4×4 guided tour will take you deep into the heart of Peneda-Gerês, Portugal’s only national park., revealing its many treasures while navigating the challenging terrains with ease.

A kaleidoscope natural paradise of breathtaking landscapes, from crystal-clear lakes to cascading waterfalls along with the diverse flora and fauna, Peneda-Gerês also boasts an intriguing tapestry of historical and cultural landmarks, making it an unmissable destination for both nature lovers and history enthusiasts.

What Is Included In Our Peneda-Gerês National Park Day Trip?

Transfer From Porto To The Heart Of The Park

As the sun rises, we depart from your hotel in our 4×4 vehicle, ready to venture into the heart of Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Our first stop is at one of the park’s panoramic viewpoints. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking grandeur of Peneda-Gerês. Take a moment to drink in the stunning vistas – the forest-clad mountains stretching to the horizon, punctuated by shimmering lakes and rushing rivers.

From here, we descend into the forest, following ancient trails that echo with centuries of history. As we navigate through the verdant woods, you’ll notice the flora’s rich diversity and might even spot some of the park’s wildlife, such as wild horses grazing peacefully in the meadows.

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Trek and Hot Springs

shot taken from the ground showing the beauty of peneda geres national park
Peneda-Gerês National Park Hike

As we continue deeper into the park, we follow the path of the ancient Via XVII, a Roman highway that once connected Braga in Portugal to Astorga in Spain.

This relic of history is remarkably well-preserved, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s distant past. As we tread along the centuries-old path, your guide will share tales of Roman legions and tradesmen who once traversed this very route.

A short trek from the Roman road leads us to one of the park’s natural gems – the hot springs. Known for their therapeutic properties, these thermal waters offer a delightful respite. Watch as the steam rises from the serene pools, nestled amidst the lush greenery, creating a picture of perfect tranquility.

Canyoning Adventure

Peneda-Gerês National Park, Canyoning, Portugal
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Canyoning, Portugal

Embrace your adventurous spirit with a thrilling canyoning experience in the heart of Peneda-Gerês National Park. Our expert guides will lead you on a journey that blends adrenaline and natural beauty in equal measure.

The adventure begins with a safety briefing, ensuring that even beginners feel confident as we embark on this exciting expedition. Equipped with helmets and harnesses, we descend into the canyon, where sparkling waterfalls cascade into crystal-clear pools. Experience the exhilaration of rappelling down rock faces and diving into the refreshing waters below. The surrounding cliffs, covered in lush vegetation, amplify the sense of adventure, making you feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

Every twist and turn of the canyon reveals new wonders. Natural slides carved into the rocks by centuries of erosion add a fun element to our journey. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming and relaxing in the secluded pools.

The canyoning adventure is not just a thrill ride; it’s also a unique way to explore the hidden corners of Peneda-Gerês National Park. By the time we reach the end of our route, you’ll have gained a profound appreciation for the power and beauty of nature.

Fabulous Spain/Portugal trip through Emily! We booked with Emily solely after reading these reviews for a 2 week trip to Portugal and southern Spain. Never met her prior. She and her team exceeded our expectations. Every detail of the trip went smoothly and her planning was perfect for our group. Lots of guided tours intermingled with just the right amount of free time. We challenged Emily and her team with 3 generations of travelers from 18 months to upper 60's and she handled our group perfectly, such as baby seats in cars and cribs in hotel rooms. Our trip included Lisbon, Porto, Sevilla, and Madrid with day trips to Cordoba, Rhonda and and a small "white city." All in, we would highly recommend Guided Spain Tours, Emily and her team for any travel in Spain and Portugal. She also does Morocco but we didn't have time for that.
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Wildlife Spotting and Photography Tour

Wild Horses, Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal
Wild Horses, Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

For nature enthusiasts and photography lovers alike, our wildlife spotting and photography tour offers a chance to encounter the diverse fauna of Peneda-Gerês National Park and capture unforgettable images.

Accompanied by a local guide with an intimate knowledge of the park’s ecosystems, we’ll set off in search of the myriad species that call this place home. From the semi-wild Garrano horses to elusive roe deer, golden eagles soaring overhead to the vibrant butterflies fluttering amidst the flowers, Peneda-Gerês is a wildlife lover’s dream.

Your guide will not only help you spot these creatures but also share insights into their behaviors, habitats, and the vital roles they play in the park’s ecology. For photography enthusiasts, your guide will provide helpful tips to capture striking wildlife and landscape shots, enhancing your photographic skills while preserving the memories of your visit in vivid detail.

The tour moves at a leisurely pace, giving you ample time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. As we walk through dense forests, along crystal-clear rivers, and across sweeping meadows, the park’s landscapes provide a picturesque backdrop for your wildlife encounters.

Return to Porto

In the early evening rejoin your private driver as we conclude our tour as we started – at your hotel in Porto.

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Our full-day, 4×4 guided tour of Peneda-Gerês National Park offers a unique blend of nature, history, and adventure, designed to immerse you in the park’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.

Whether you’re marveling at the panoramic vistas, following ancient Roman paths, rejuvenating in hot springs, or observing wild horses in their natural habitat, every moment is a memory in the making.

We look forward to welcoming you on this journey and sharing the unspoiled beauty of Peneda-Gerês with you. So why wait? Contact us today, and let’s plan your adventure into Portugal’s wilderness together.

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