Peneda-Geres National Park is the only national park in Portugal. Covering 271 square miles, this expansive preserve contains many natural and historical treasures including striking waterfalls and long stretches of the Roman Geira, a colonial Roman road that once connected Roman kingdoms between Portugal and neighboring Spain.
Your tour will take you into this lush paradise to admire the beautiful lakes, mountains, flora and fauna. Soak in panoramic valley views of tiny fields with stone walls then go down into the small villages for a special glimpse of traditional Portuguese life.
Keep an eye out for espigueiros, small cross-topped houses built by the early settlers to store corn from mice and natural elements. Along the way, you will stop and enjoy a picnic lunch full of sumptuous local delicacies as the sounds and beauty of nature surround you.
Throughout the tour your expert guide will share the area's rich history and culture and point out items of interest. Be sure to bring your camera! Reserve your spot now to spend a relaxing day exploring this national treasure.
Please Note: Your 7-hour tour includes transportation, lunch and an expert guide. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring insect repellant. Due to the active nature of this tour guests should be in good physical condition, free of heart and respiratory problems, stand and walk unassisted and able to climb 70 stairs. No wheelchair access.
Reviewer: Susan Osterwoldt
We enjoyed our day out, saw some beautiful scenery, our guide was young and friendly. We were a bit disappointed in what we thought was a lack of knowledge on the part of the guide, especially with respect to some interesting and unusual rock formations either in the park, or near the park. We thought these were of great geological interest, we couldn't remember where else in the world we had seen something similar, but the guide had no information at all about them, which was really disappointing. We also visited a wolf trap in the park, and I thought the guide was vague about when this would have been built, and used by local people. He said about 100 years ago, but we thought that was too recent. And he didn't sound that confident with his answer. His English was also a bit difficult to understand at times, but he is young, I know it will improve.