Serra da Estrela Natural Park, 8-day Self-guided walking tour in Portugal

Following the advice of a local and certified guide and create your own self-guided hiking adventure through the stunning scenery of Serra da Estrela Natural Park.




Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy breathtaking views of stunningly beautiful landscapes.

  • Explore idyllic villages that look like they have come right out of the past.

  • Dine on traditional Portuguese cuisine each night in the hotel's restaurant.


Have you ever wanted the freedom to explore a new and unique place while letting someone else deal with all of the logistics? Well now here is your chance in the gorgeous Serra da Estrela Natural Park!

Situated in the center of the country, nestled among its inner mountain range, the region’s untamed beauty makes it one of the most sublime parts of all of Portugal.

Its low-key nature means there won’t be throngs of people crowding each mountain pass, like other parts of this scenic Iberian destination.

Following the advice of one of our certified and knowledgeable guides, you will be able to take yourself on this incredible self-guided walking tour through the stunningly scenic natural park.

We’ll take care of all the logistics, such as arranging where you will stay and transportation. This way you can spend all your time out and about, enjoying this beautiful part of the world.

Serra da Estrela Natural Park really is a special place. Sheep and goats are a staple of the region, meaning there is plenty of cheese to sample and clothing to see. There’s even a unique breed of sheep dog here.

Take your time and explore the numerous mountains and valleys, enjoying a stunningly beautiful and unique view each day. For a more detailed itinerary check below.

And remember, take it at your own pace, so you can soak in the beauty of the region. You’re your own guide and there’s nobody to keep pace with except your traveling companions!

Each night, you will stay at the lovely little hotel listed below. With wifi and amazing food cooked to order each night, it is a great place to unwind at the end of a full day of hiking and exploring.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this amazing opportunity to head out on an unforgettable 8-day self-guided walking tour through the beautiful scenery of Serra da Estrela Natural Park!

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Price per person

Group of 1
1650 EUR

Group of 2
825 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 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 €1.010. Extra nights are available upon request.


  • Day 1Arrival

    Arrive at the hotel and settle in. Get a good night’s sleep for the beginning of the trip tomorrow.

  • Day 2Torre

    Take the taxi out to Torre, the highest point in mainland Portugal, and hike back to Manteigas along the paths of Espinhaço de Cão and Nave de Santo António.

  • Day 3Rio Mondego

    Head out via public transport to Sitio do Vale and walk back through golden fields of wheat and sheep. Take some time to stop and enjoy the famous Queijo da Serra, which is made here.

  • Day 4Day off

    Take the day to explore on your own. We recommend heading to Guarda, Portugal’s highest city, which is only 40 kilometers away.

  • Day 5Manteigas Valley

    Walk down into the valley from Manteigas and follow the Rio Zêzere. Enjoy spectacular views from the shade of coniferous trees as you make your way back to the town.

  • Day 6Penhas Douradas to Nave da Mestra

    Hike from Penhas Douradas to Nave da Mestra, a refuge tucked high up into the mountains and boasting great views. Make your way back after enjoying your time out.

  • Day 7Loriga valley

    Hike a circuit through the valley that starts and finishes at Torre. Enjoy great views of the forests, valleys and lakes that dot the landscape as you go.

  • Day 8Departure

    Say goodbye to this beautiful landscape as you transfer back to the airport and return home.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Hotel Berne, Manteigas


About the Guide


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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