Each day breakfast will be taken in the Hotel before leaving for the day’s program.
We will usually leave the Hotel between 9.00 am and 9.30am.
On our return to the Hotel each day we will have time to relax and change before dinner which is usually taken at 7.30pm.
Each evening the guide will give a preview of the next day’s program.
Day’s program is subject to alteration due to weather and local conditions.
Penhas Douradas to Nave da Mestra
A glorious mountain walk from Penhas Douradas to Nave da Mestra, a historic refuge in heart of the mountains and returning to Penhas Douradas.
A walk to visit the valley of the rio Mondego, Portugal’s longest river.
This high fertile valley is home to sheep from whose milk the famous Queijo da Serra is made.
In summer golden fields of rye line the river banks hiding isolated farms and tiny chapels.
We recommend a visit to Guarda, 40 km distant (about 1 hour’s drive) and Portugal’s highest city.
The drive is incredibly spectacular enabling us to see more of these fantastic mountains.
A walk down the valley from Manteigas following the rio Zêzere. At times following a ridge with dramatic views and then returning along the valley with an opportunity to visit the attractive village of Sameiro and enjoy a break in the local café.
For much of the way a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees will shade our way.
A walk up to Torre. This walk climbs the highest point on mainland Portugal.
Dramatic paths lead up to the summit giving spectacular views.
This walk is not too long and for those who wish a fuller day there will be an optional walk to Varanda, surely one of finest viewpoints in the entire mountain range.
Clients who do not wish to do the second part of this walk could be transported to Penhas da Saude to explore the area and use the cafés.
A walk that will start and finish at Torre. A beautiful walk, with great views, that makes the most of this dramatic, rocky landscape. We visit many of the small lakes that abound in this area and are able to appreciate the head of the spectacular Loriga valley.
After breakfast transfer to airport.