• Full of outdoor experiences
• Explore the National Park
• Breathtaking landscapes
• Observation of flora and fauna
• Local gastronomy
• Dive in incredible natural lagoons.
• Visit the local villages
feel, discover, taste, & enjoy
The hiking allows us a deeper contact with the history and biodiversity that makes the Gerês National Park, one of the most interesting tourist spots in Portugal. Caves and cracks carved in the rocks by the nature over thousands of years, waterfalls, lagoons and protected species are some of the strengths that add value to this activity.
Gerês has always symbolized the harmony between Man and Nature, in a permanent sharing of activities and feelings, of the people allied to Nature of the inhospitable granite mountains shaped by time. The water flows crystalline by the streams and the pure air involves the great diversity of the fauna and the flora providing a continuous movement of calm and pleasure.
The region that integrates has a granite and mountainous predominance, with altitudes that reach the 1545m, in the Pico da Nevosa, in Terras de Bouro. Part of the mountain ranges that constitute it, have undergone interventions of the Man, in continuity, since the Neolithic time.
It is one of the largest natural attractions in Portugal, due to the rare and impressive landscape beauty and ecological and ethnographic value and the variety of fauna (ibex-ibéricos, bucks, garranos, wolfs, birds of prey) and flora (pines, yews, oaks and various medicinal plants).
It includes sections of the Roman road that linked Braga to Astorga, known as Roman Geira.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is a protected area of Portugal, created in 1971, in the environment of Peneda-Gerês, to enable the conservation of the soil, the water, the flora, the fauna and the landscape in a vast mountainous region of about 70,000ha.
Its territorial perimeter covers the vast forest territory that extends from the Serra da Peneda to the Serra do Gerês – hence its name -, also includes the Serra do Soajo and the Serra Amarela, being crossed by two great rivers, the Rio Lima and Cávado.
Since 1997, this protected area forms with the Spanish Natural Park of the Baixa Limia – Serra do Xurés, the Gerês-Xurés Cross-Border Park and the Biosphere Reserve of the same name, being considered by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve.