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Peneda-Geres National Park, 8-day Self-guided walking tour from Pitões das Junias, Portugal

Follow the advice of a local and certified mountain guide and embark on a fun and exciting 8-day self-guided walking tour through the remarkable beauty of Peneda-Geres National Park.

Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy gorgeous views of the stunning mountain scenery.

  • Explore at your own pace and spend more or less time on what you prefer.

  • Unwind and enjoy regional cuisine at the hotel each night.


Come discover the stunning scenery and unique culture of the Peneda-Geres National Park in an amazing and fun 8-day self-guided walking tour!

The wonderment begins right as you arrive in Porto, where our arranged transportation will pick you up and ferry you off north into the national park. The scenic drive through Portugal’s highlands will whet your appetite for the adventure to come.

Even though none of our guides will be with you, giving you the freedom to explore how you want and see what you want, our highly detailed itinerary and travel arrangements will provide you with all the necessary information to have a fun and fulfilling trip.

Over the course of your stay, you will head out on a series of hikes, taking you to various different parts of the National Park, all of which yield amazing views.

Since people live in the national parks here, you will also get the chance to explore their culture and learn some of the history of this region. Follow a smugglers path as well as explore an ancient Celtic (yes, that’s right, Celtic) settlement.

At the end of each day, retire to the hotel where you will enjoy modern conveniences, such as wifi, and dine on local cuisine each night.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for the trip of a lifetime in Peneda-Geres National Park!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 8-day self-guided walking tour of the West Algarve in Carvoeiro, Portugal!


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Meeting point

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport




Day 1: Arrival

Fly into the international airport in Porto and transfer to Pitões da Júnias, which takes about three hours.

Day 2: Moorlands

Spend the day walking through the rolling moorlands all the way to the Spanish border. Pass by the monestary of Santa Maria
das Júnias and a nearby waterfall on the way back.

Day 3: Pitões Valley

Head through a wooded valley along shaded paths down to the Barragem de Paradela, a large lake in the eastern region of the park.

Day 4: Day off

Enjoy a free day. We recommend heading to the mountain town of Montalegre.

Day 5: Spain and Tourém

Hike into Spain and visit two remote villages before crossing the border back into Portugal and visiting Tourém.

Day 6: Smugglers Route

Follow the old smugglers route into Spain around the Albufeira
de Sallas, a local lake, and return by taxi.

Day 7: Capela de São João

Hike up to the Capela de São João and enjoy astounding views of the park. Head over to a nearby ancient village, originally built by the Celts.

Day 8: Departure

Head back to the airport.

About the guide

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We are Portugal's most trusted walking and cultural company and have been providing services to clients from all over the world for more than 10 years.

All of our trips are fully customisable. We can always work with you to put together exactly what you had in mind. We will listen to you and take care of all the planning and logistics using our local expertise and contacts.

Based on experience, we know that many groups like to mix their activities with some more leisurely aspects, such as good food and cultural highlights. We are happy to put that together for you as well.

Contact us for a truly memorable experience in Portugal!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1990 each

Group of 2

EUR 995 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Please note that all trips require a minimum of two participants. Above price is for a twin or double room. For a single room the price is €1105. Extra nights are available upon request.

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