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,. Gerês is the only National Park in Portugal and and unlike other parks in the world, this one is inhabited, this is because the park was created only in 1971 and there were people living there since 6000 BC. 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 visit the most known waterfalls and view points. In order to visit each one of those spots we will have 3 walks of arounf 2 km each. In the end of the day we will have walked around 8 km. At 2:00 PM we will have a stop in typical restaurante for some snacks in a typical restaurant accompanied with green wine, a local wine which is becoming extremelly known in Portugal and worldwide due to its freshness. Arrival to Porto will be around 6:30 PM.
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
In this experience you will get the chance to get to the heart of the park and visit the amazing Waterfalls and view Points Afer the visits to these amazing spots, we will go to an amazing restaurant for a few snacks (not lunch), with green wine The wnd of the day will finish in Bom Jesus de Braga, world heritage site by UNESCO,. Here will climb the hill in the oldest water elevator in the world.
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.