Regions

Center, North

Starting Point

Porto, Lisbon

Best time to travel

March - October

Recommended Length

10 -12 days

Best for

Off the beaten track

Activity Level **

3/5

NORTHERN PORTUGAL ADVENTURE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- traditions, heritage and outdoor adventures around the Serra da Estrela mountains
- explore stunning nature and rare wildlife in the Douro Internacional Nature Park
- relax and learn about Douro wines at a beautiful wine quinta
- canyoning and SUP adventures in the Peneda-Gerês National Park

Out tour to the central highlands and the Northern nature parks will let you discover some of Portugal's beautiful mountain scenery while enjoying fun and thrilling outdoor adventures in unspoiled nature. Hike in the Serra da Estrela mountains, discover the beautiful wild landscape and wildlife around the Douro Internacional Nature Park, unwind at a beautiful Douro Valley wine quinta and burn off some steam in Portugals only National Park Peneda-Gerês

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival - overnight at a quinta in the Serra da Estrela Nature Park area
Day 2 - hiking in the Serra da Estrela Nature Park - wine tour and tasting - free time at the quinta - overnight in the Serra da Estrela Nature Park area (180km)
Day 3 - mountain biking or river rafting in the Caramulo mountains - overnight in the Serra da Estrela Nature Park area (130km)
Day 4 - eco and bird watching boat tour in the Douro Internacional Nature Park - overnight in Miranda do Douro (280km)
Day 5 - hiking in the Douro Internacional Nature Park - overnight in Miranda do Douro (40km)
Day 6 - Douro Valley - wine tasting and tour at a Douro quinta - overnight at a Douro wine quinta (180km)
Day 7 - Free morning at the quinta - SUP on the Cavado River - overnight in the Peneda-Gerês National Park area (150km)
Day 8 - Peneda-Gerês National Park adventure tour - overnight in the Peneda-Gerês National Park area (140km)
Day 9 - Canyoning in the Peneda-Gerês National Park - overnight in the Peneda-Gerês National Park area (70km)
Day 10 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard middle-class hotels, quintas and/or guesthouses
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.