Gerês National Park is situated at one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park,. In order to visit this Park we will leave from Porto at 8:00 and we should be there at 9:30, just on time for a coffee in an amazing Spot with the Gerês lagoons as background. After this stop we will keep our way to the heart of the park for our hike. This hike has a 9km distance in a hard terrain with slopes (please check the image) This hike will be Easy - For people used to hike in uneven terrain with some slopes in tracks with more than 15 km (9.5 miles) Medium - (...) until 10 Km (6.5 miles) Dificut - (...) until 5 Km (3 miles) In this hike we will climb from 746m (2447ft) to 1110m (3641ft), here we will reach to the astonishing Teixeira Valley where shepards where taking the cattle to be feeded durning the spring and summer. Here we will have a deserved picnic with this beautiful view (we will take some food for the picnic however we always suggest you to bring some as well to share among all of us) After this break we will keep our hike,, at this point we will start going down and on the way we will pass in the Arado waterfall and then get to the car. In the end, and depending on time and will of everyone, we can still spot in a typical caffee for a last drink before come back home. Arrival to Porto around 18:30.
I'm Adriano and together with my hiking friend Miguel, we are the hosts of this amazing experience in Gerês National Park. Always passionate about nature and hiking, I started hiking since I was born in Madeira, place where I’m from. When I moved to Porto, I met Miguel, and together we started exploring Gerês National park a true paradise just one and a half hour by car from Porto, a place still untouched by tourists, reason why I'm sure this will be an incredible adventure in the nature . Today with airbnb, we decided to host this experience for you, hope you can join us ;)
Cheese, typical bread and ham from the region, accompanied accompanied with green wine, a typical fizzy wine from this region
From Porto to Gerês and from Gerês to Porto
We will a stop in Gerês Lagoon for a small break from the drive and to enjoy this beautiful lagoon . In this experience you will get the chance to get to the heart of the park and visit the amazing Waterfalls and astonishing views in the park. Afer the hike, if time permits, we will stop in a typical restaurant for a few snacks (not included)
Meeting Point will be in the Clérigos Tower at 08:00 AM. If you need me to pick you up in your hotel, please let me know in advance. Insurance is included for all participants. Please be sure you are in good physical conditions (not heart diseases, asthma...)