National Park Mountain Villages

Cultural Tour

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    Explore Iberia

    Explore Iberia

    We are a small and independent tour operator, at heart a family business, ​born in 2018 from the dream of three friends, Isabel, Marina and Bruno. With more than 20 years guiding throughout the North of Portugal, Azores and Galicia, we acquired a deep knowledge and strong bonds with these destinations, allowings us to hand pick to all our guests the best itinerary possible. 

    To us, travel means genuinely getting under the skin of a country and its culture. It’s tasting the local food, meeting the local people, experiencing a place like a local and living meaningful moments. 

    Our desire was create and share a responsible adventure travel alternative to the Northern Portugal, Galicia and the Azores, three beautiful destinations that are part of our life!

    • 6 Days
    • Flex-guided Tour
    • Portugal

    The perfect place for your  walking holidays away from the big cities. Peneda-Gerês is the only Portuguese National Park, located on the Northern Portugal. The landscape diversity and the unique rural heritage make this remote mountainous park a great destination to explore step by step. Iberian wolf territory, transhumance villages, granite massifs, pilgrim footpaths, wild rivers are some highlights that you can find on your Peneda-Gerês.

    Price Includes

    • Team Meet&Greet
    • Tailormade Route Notes
    • Private guide tour local guide
    • GPS tracks, topographic map
    • B&B, Country Cottages and hotel
    • 24/7 phone support
    • Private transfers eco-driver
    • Luggage transfer
    • Entrance fees


    • Granite mountain landscapes
    • Unique rural heritage
    • Cultural diversity
    • Iberian Wolf territory
    • Wild rivers
    • Border castles
    • Gastronomy

    Day 1Peneda Gereês National Park | Castro Laboreiro

    Meet with a member of our team for a briefing and a short introduction walk.

    Overnight Castro Laboreiro

    Day 2Laboreiro Valley

    The landscape diversity and the cultural richness are some highlights of the day. Initially following Mountain trails and after the old transhumance paths, this is the perfect walk to introduce the mountain lifestyle at Peneda-Gerês National Park.  If the weather allows why not go for a swim at the natural river lagoons.

    Overnight Castro Laboreiro

    Day 3Peneda Mountain

    Embark on a journey through the magnificent Peneda Mountain. Follow the old shepherd trails and centenary pilgrim footpaths and explore this amazing granite landscape. Discover the Iberian Wolf territory and explore the rural heritage associated to the transhumance.

    Overnight Soajo 

    Day 4Germil

    Our local guide will join you for the day walk. The mountain village of Germil is the starting point of the day at Serra Amarela. Using the old stone paths you will travel back in time, while crossing the village narrow streets in direction to the mountain. The amazing view over the Lima Valley and the ancient wolf trap are some walk highlights.

    Overnight Campo do Gerês

    Day 5Campo Do Gerês and Mata Albergaria

    Another day another landscape at one of the most undisturbed natural areas of the National Park. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes over Vilarinho da Furna and Albergaria forest.

    Overnight Campo do Gerês

    Day 6Departure