8 days & 7 nights

Mountain villages, the granite pearls of Peneda-Gerês National Park. Shaped by millenarian battles Man vs Nature, this rural heritage is the result of all the resistance and perseverance of Man over natural elements. Following the rhythm of mountain way of life, we start with transhumance, travelling from “brandas” and “inverneiras”, revealing the strong links of communitarian of the villages in the Serra Amarela. Then we follow towards the North-East of National Park to discover the magical villages of the Barroso lands, at the limits of Serra do Gerês.


Rural heritage, local life, wolf associated heritage, watermills, religious heritage, granite granaries, XII century monastery, traditions, gastronomy, mountain landscape.



Day 1 | Arrival Castro Laboreiro

Day 2 | Laboreiro Valley | Castro Laboreiro

Day 3 | Peneda Mountain charms | Peneda

Day 4 | Serra Amarela | Germil

Day 5 | Millenary Forest | Campo do Gerês

Day 6 | Life at the Border | Tourém

Day 7 | Pilgrims footsteps | Pitões das Júnias

Day 8 | Departure*

*extension: Porto city tours available on request

GRADING: Moderate day walks
JOIN US: From March to October



Roadbook (Driving directions+map+walking notes)

GPS Tracks

24/24 Support

Accommodation / 7 nights (B&B)


Other info:

  • Passport: Yes for non-EU citizens
  • Essential Equipment: Walking shoes, warm jacket or sweater in May and October, sunhat, suncream, daypack to carry your belongings on walks, waterproof jacket, water bottle: while mineral water is available at the hotel and shops, it’s safe to drink the local tap water, so remember to bring refillable water bottles and keep hydrated during the day.