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.
Arrival in Porto
Arrival in Porto. Transfer to Manteigas.
Torre to Manteigas Walk
Our walk begins at Torre the highest point in mainland Portugal.
We walk back to Manteigas following a dramatic path along the Espinhaço de Cão and then walking down the glacial valley from Nave de Santo António back to Manteigas.
Nave da Mestra Walk
A glorious and iconic high mountain walk from Penhas Douradas to Nave da Mestra, a historic refuge in the heart of the mountains and returning down the ancient “charcoal” route to Manteigas.
Poço do Inferno Walk
A beautiful walk through one of the more wooded areas of the Park.
We visit ancient villages high in the hills and the cascade of Poço do Inferno before descending through chestnut forests into Manteigas.
The Beech Route Walk
This trail is the same one shepherds use to take their animals to the pastures through the magnificent beech forests. We can enjoy splendid landscapes, panoramic views over the mountains and the wonderful scents of wild herbs.
Vale Rossim Walk
Our walk begins by visiting one of the high mountain lakes, Vale de Rossim. We walk through the mountain settlement of Penhas Douradas where we can visit one of the most dramatic viewpoints over the Manteigas Valley before descending the wooded slopes into Manteigas.
Mondego Valley Walk
A walk to visit the valley where the rio Mondego, Portugal’s longest river, begins its journey to the sea.
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 descend from this high valley to the attractive village of Sameiro where we can enjoy a break in the local café.
After breakfast transfer to the airport.