The Best of Gr 50 Peneda Gerês National Park

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!

    • 8 Days
    • Self-guided Tour
    • Portugal

    There’s no better collection of trails than those that wend their way through Peneda Gerês National Park. We hand-picked for you the best sections of this GR 50.

    Experience true Peneda Gerês hiking on this partially inn to inn walking holiday along the GR50 trail from Castro Laboreiro Plateau to Gerês Peaks. Cross mountains and valleys, enjoying the mountain local life and rural traditions while you pass through some of the most emblematic villages like Castro Laboreiro, Peneda, Germil, Pitões das Júnias, Tourém or Soajo.

    Price Includes

    • Team Meet&Greet
    • Tailormade Route Notes
    • GPS tracks, topographic map
    • B&B, country cottages and hotels
    • 24/7 phone support
    • Transfers
    • Luggage transfer
    • Private tour local guide
    • Picnic lunch


    • Granite mountain landscapes
    • Unique rural heritage
    • Cultural diversity
    • Iberian Wolf territory
    • Wild rivers
    • Waterfalls

    Day 1Castro Laboreiro

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

    Overnight Castro Laboreiro

    Day 2Stage Castro Laboreiro to Peneda

    A diverse stage that connects Laboreiro and Peneda Valleys. Forest, wild streams, centenary bridges and at the end Peneda Santuary. A great walk to start this holiday. 

    Overnight Peneda

    Day 3Stage Peneda to Adrão

    The walk along Peneda River is quite special. Going up slowly passing through several settlements like Tibo until the top, were an amazing view compensates the climb effort. The descent to Adrão is made by old granite footpaths. Transfer to accommodation.

    Overnight Soajo or Entre Ambos os Rios

    Day 4Stage Ermida to Brufe

    Morning transfer to Ermida (30min), at Serra Amarela. The landscape starts to change. As we approach Germil the incredible wolf trap won’t pass unnoticed. Germil is one of our team favorite villages. From here the mountain terraces craved in the mountains surround the small granite villages. Transfer to accommodation.

    Overnight Campo do Gerês

    Day 5Chill Out and Tour

    Chill out morning at Campo do Gerês. Our guide will meet you just before lunch for a private tour. After a nice picnic, a short walk to visit one of the emblematic waterfalls. Fafião and Cabril are also mandatory stopping points before reaching Outeiro. 

    Overnight Outeiro

    Day 6Stage Outeiro to Pitões Das Júnias

    This stage is between Outeiro and Pitões das Júnias is along granite paths and trails, passing through the Beredo valley and its amazing oak forest, having as a  Gerês mountains as background.

    Overnight Pitões das Júnias

    Day 7Stage Pitões Das Júnias to Tourém

    The last stage will take you to the remote village of Tourém, crossing the Spanish border for a few kms. The landscape change is amazing and the perfect closure for this hiking holiday at Peneda -Gerês National Park. 

    Overnight Pitões das Júnias

    Day 8 Departure