From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park
- Small group
- Duration: 10 hours
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We were picked up promptly at our hotel in Porto by Pedro. My sister in law and I were the only people on the tour. Pedro was well educated and during the drive we talked flora, fauna, and politics! Pedro asked us what we were interested in and I stated I was most interested in the Iberian wolf and being out in nature. Due to this interest and evaluation of our degree of fitness, he decided going to a shepherd corral was a good choice. We had an incredible hike up into the mountains to a remote bog and shepherds hit. . The hike was steep and a bit rocky, but we were in capable hands. The views were amazing. We saw wolf tracks and scat! Then a lovely local lunch with wine and more food then we could eat—bean stew, steak, bread and cheese and cod fritters. We then drove around the park a bit, seeing waterfalls and milestones. The end was great—a soak in a hot springs in Spain with a full moon, Jupiter and Venus on the horizon. This trip is highly recommended.
The trip was superb and the landscapes magnificent. When we got to the swimming pool, the wind unfortunately picked up, so our guide suggested we go to waterfalls to take advantage of the heat. He was oh so nice, and gave us great advice. Telling us the history of the park and its contemporary activity. I recommend without hesitation!
Pablo was a great tour guide. He explained all the wonderful things and said a lot about nature. We even saw wild horses and boars !!! The tour is highly recommended! thanks
It's worth the walk. The staff is very kind and helpful
Nature and culture, a great day, highly recommended.