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Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park
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Gerês Nationa Park is situated one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park. Because we don't want to annoy you with so much driving, we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee (not included).   Once in Gerês National Park, we will cross the park to visit the most amazing spots as the astonishing waterfalls and viewpoints from this beautiful park as walking a bit in order to feel in true contact with Nature and breath this fresh air ;) On our way we will have time to visit Gerês Village, known for the termal waters for a few snacks (not included) and relax a bit. After this stop we will be on our way back to Porto, and on the way we will have a stop in Braga to visit the amazing Monastery and church sittuated in the highest hill of Braga which  gives you an astonishing view to the city. Arrival to Porto will be around 18:30 :)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Gerês Nationa Park is situated one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee. What we will do... From June to September We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles) hike which will take us to 10 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided in 2 stages, 4.5 km (2.3 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where we will stay for around 1 hour to dive in the amazing natural pools (depending on people willingness we can stay a bit longer) and then the other 4.5 km (2.3 miles) back to the starting point. The path is in an uneven terrain but without steep slopes. We can consider this hike Difficult: for people not used to walk in the city for at least 10 km Medium: for people Used to Hike for 10 km in the countryside Easy: For people Used to hike for Hike for more than 10 km in an uneven terrain with steep slopes. After the hike we will have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before our way back to Porto city. Arrival to Porto will be around 6:30 PM.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Gerês Nationa Park is situated one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee. What we will do... From June to September We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles) hike which will take us to 10 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided in 2 stages, 4.5 km (2.3 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where we will stay for around 1 hour to dive in the amazing natural pools (depending on people willingness we can stay a bit longer) and then the other 4.5 km (2.3 miles) back to the starting point. The path is in an uneven terrain but without steep slopes. We can consider this hike Difficult: for people not used to walk in the city for at least 10 km Medium: for people Used to Hike for 10 km in the countryside Easy: For people Used to hike for Hike for more than 10 km in an uneven terrain with steep slopes. After the hike we will have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before our way back to Porto city. Arrival to Porto will be around 6:30 PM.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 58705P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Insurance to all participants
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Rua das Taipas 50, 4050-093 Porto, Portugal - All pick ups in our meeting point will be free of charge - Pick ups at any other location in Porto area can be requested for an extra 10 euro fee. It need to be requested until 12 hours before the experience starts.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Insurance to all participants
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Rua das Taipas 50, 4050-093 Porto, Portugal - All pick ups in our meeting point will be free of charge - Pick ups at any other location in Porto area can be requested for an extra 10 euro fee. It need to be requested until 12 hours before the experience starts.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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Katharina S
1 contribution
Perfect day trip
Sep 2021 • Friends
We had a great and funny guide who took us to the National Park.
The walk to the lagoons was nice and not to exhausting and the lagoons were really beautiful.
Written September 13, 2021
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Milotjuh
Rotterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
Brilliant day outside the city!
Aug 2020
Had a great time! Miguel is a very animated and fun guide, sharing lots of fun stories and such along the way. The park itself is very impressive.. majestic, scenic views. There's also a quaint village (where u start your hike). There you will also find a small bar and restrooms; so you can have a coffee and buy some food/drinks before setting off. It was very, very hot on our day; nevertheless, I think most people who are more or less active (and wearing appropriate clothing/shoes) will manage fine on this hike. Swimming in the lagunes is lovely; could have stayed all day, if it were up to me. There are other people there as well (mostly Portuguese locals actually), but because you get there relatively early in the day, you'll be able to find a good spot for your towel. Our group had a great click as well, and we made plans to meet up the following days as well. Definitely recommended!
Written August 6, 2020
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Soile Y
2 contributions
Nice hike in mountain nature
Sep 2019
Swimming in fresh water was fabulous, walking along the path and sceneries also. The path was not a piece of cake in some parts.
Written October 14, 2019
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Adriano F
Thanks a lot for your review, is extremelly important to us, however is extremelly important that people choose this experiênce for the hike as well, and not only for the swim. This because as a walk is difficult as a hike in the mountain is very easy. Is importand to familiar with a hike and what a hike is. Best Regards
Written October 15, 2019
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Eva R
1 contribution
Very nice trip
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a great day in the Nationalpark and met very kind People :) the hike was easy and we had enough time to explore the beautiful waterfalls. We can absolutely recommend this Tour!
Written September 10, 2019
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SorenSozzaD
London, UK6 contributions
Hidden gem of a day out
We booked this tour last minutes as were impressed by the reviews. So happy we did.
It was a good 90 minute hike along the mountain tops in Geres National Park to reach some beautiful pools.
Views along the way were amazing, though watch your footing as the ground is loose with rock in places. When hot weather it gets roasting up in the mountain and there is no shade; bring a hat and clothing to cover limbs if sensitive to lots of sun. The lagoon pools were stunning and fresh; deep enough to dive or jump into and easy to climb out of, though be ware the rock can be slippery, so walk slowly.
Such a beautiful place to visit and when warm a lovely sun trap for a couple of hours.
Hike back was a lot warmer due to the afternoon sun, though along the trek there is a fresh water fountain to refresh.
Our guide Miguel is fun and a bit nuts, but very courteous to all travellers. He impressed on us over and over there was no rush, though the pace to beginning was fast he was happy to go at the slowest walker's pace.
One of the most beautiful places I have ever been and very happy with our tour with Miguel. Definitely would recommend this tour!
Written September 3, 2019
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Taylor
1 contribution
Amazing hike
Aug 2019 • Solo
Great planned day trip! The guys were fun, outgoing, and knowledgeable. They were very accommodating to everyone, and gave good insight to other things to do in Porto and Portugal. Best day trip yet in Portugal!
Written August 28, 2019
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Lindsay_Lancashire
London, UK25 contributions
Great way to spend the day!
May 2019 • Friends
Our guide Miguel was brilliant. Very scenic trek through the park, the natural pools were great for swimming in and the bar at the end was a lovely end to it all. A great day out to do something a little different and get out of the city of Porto for a while, to explore the countryside. I think it's great value for money, too. Thank you!
Written June 3, 2019
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Sarah W
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Such a unique experience!
May 2019
My friend and I travelled to Portugal for a long weekend and this was the highlight of our trip! Our guide was great-so friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the hike and even enjoyed jumping into the cold swimming pools. This is not something you get to do everyday and the scenery is beautiful- I definitely recommend it!
Written May 7, 2019
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G.Krekels
Brasschaat, Belgium17 contributions
Gerês National park adventure!
Beautiful National park!!! We had a great very nice guide “Tito “ who gave us a wonderful experience! Its a must if you visit Porto!
Written September 23, 2018
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Sabrina B
Helsingborg, Sweden13 contributions
The greatest adventure
I can only talk about my experience.. I'm not so much of a hiking person but this was just amazing. I loved every moment of hiking and swimming in natural pools. This is the best thing I have done in portugal for my 7 days trip and I did a lot things so I heartly recommend it. I met so many great people and the guide Adriano was just amazing. He took good care of everyone and made this adventure extra special. My recommendation is to drink a lot of green wine when u are in the small village because u will never drink a better wine again 😏
Written September 4, 2018
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Great walking tour!
Diana guided us throughout Porto history, places and fun facts with super nice vibes, giving us the chance to inter
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A wonderful day
José-Adriano is a fantastic tour guide and the pace of the entire outing was perfect. The van was comfortable and o
alaska2
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Fantastic trip. Great value
We booked online on the spot in Porto and were picked up at our hotel by Miguel who accommodated all seven of us in
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Mrs.A.Wood
Had a lovely trip to Douro valey.Lovely views where amazing.Wine tasting experience was very interesting.No rushing
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