The Lima Valley and Peneda-Geres National Park

Portugal

Holiday overview

Destination

Portugal


Type

Guided


Difficulty

Easy to Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 920 pp


Duration

7 nights


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This guided group walking week starts by the sea in the historical town of Viana do Castelo, moves inland to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal and ends in Arcos de Valdevez, the gateway to the Peneda-Geres National Park.

This guided group walking week starts by the sea in the historical town of Viana do Castelo, moves inland to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal and ends in Arcos de Valdevez, the gateway to the Peneda-Geres National Park. In essence we will be walking inland along the Lima valley, a beautiful tranquil place with its own unique identity which sings out from the rest of Portugal. The week offers a rich variety of walks from the dunes of the Atlantic to the mountains of the Serra de Peneda with something to please everyone.

 

Price:

£920.00 per person based on 2 people sharing.

Single supplement £140.00

 

Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double room with en-suite facilities
  • All meals (picnic lunches to be carried in rucksacks)
  • Transfers to and from Porto and throughout the week
  • Movement of luggage between hotels
  • Experienced walk leader

 

Not Included:

Flights to Porto, some drinks with meals, insurance

 

Departure Dates:

MAY 21 2017, SEPTEMBER 24 2017

Day 1 – Transfer from Porto or Porto airport to Viana do Castelo. Welcome dinner in the evening.

 

Day 2 – A walk along the Viana do Castelo coastline passing along the way the three historical forts that used to protect this area. We also visit the Bronze Age rock art preserved in the cliffs at Montedor. 14 kms/9 miles – overnight Viana

 

Day 3 – A walk through the traditional landscape of the Serra de Arga, once famous for its watermills. 12 kms/8 miles – overnight Ponte de Lima

 

Day 4 – The wetland area of Bertiandos was formed from the ancient ox-bow lakes of the river Lima and now they provide unique walking area and a home to many birds. 16 kms/10 miles – overnight Ponte de Lima

 

Day 5 – This walk that gives panoramic views over the Lima Valley as we make our way along mountain paths. 10 kms/7 miles – overnight Ponte de Lima

 

Day 6 – ‘Mezio & Ribeira de Vilela’, a walk along the borders of the Peneda National Park through traditional oak forests and tiny hamlets.12 kms/7.5 miles – overnight Ponte de Lima

 

Day 7 – A marvellous walk deep in the heart of the National Park to a small village where bartering is still the norm and all activities are controlled by the village council. 14 kms/9 miles – overnight Ponte de Lima

 

Day 8 – Transfer back to Porto in the morning