all year

Starting Point


Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

8 - 10 days

Minimum Age *

from 4 years

Activity Level **




- relax and unwind at a cozy wine quinta along the banks of the Douro River
- explore the UNESCO listed Douro Valley on a historical train ride
- discover ancient history and the birthplace of Portugal in the historic town of Guimares
- explore and get active in the beautiful Peneda-Gerês National Park
- enjoy water activities on the Cávado River

With its beautiful nature and national parks, Northern Portugal is a great playground for outdoor adventures to be enjoyed with the whole family. Begin your tour by spending a few relaxing days on a cozy wine quinta in the Douro river valley and explore the beautiful valley by walking, cycling and on a historic train journey! You will then head North to the Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal's only National Park, where you will learn about the unspoiled flora and unqiue wildlife while exploring the national park with active and refreshing outdoor activites.


Day 1 - arrival - overnight in the Douro Valley
Day 2 - historical train ride through the Douro Valley - overnight in the Douro Valley (40km)
Day 3 - relax and enjoy cycling, walking or canoeing around the valley - overnight Douro Valley (50km)
Day 4 - Guimares - Braga - Cávado River area (180km)
Day 5 - eco-tour through around the Peneda-Gerês National Park - overnight Cávado River area
Day 6 - SUP adventure on the Cávado River - overnight Cávado River area
Day 7 - canyoning in Peneda-Gerês National Park - overnight Cávado River area
Day 8 - departure


- accommodation in family friendly quintas, hotels or guesthouses
- private car hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, accompanied 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 minimum age is based on the minimum age necessary for children to participate in most activities. Some activities might require a higher minimum age, which will specified in each individual proposal. Younger kids are of course welcome on each tour and itineraries can be tailored accordingly.

**  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.

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