Crossing Gerês

Crossing Gerês Mountain – 3d (Hiking)

Includes

Pick-up & drop-off from Braga/Arcos de Valdevez
Lunch + snack + water
Insurance
Conservation support

 

Duration and  availability

3 Stages | 3 days
Spring / Summer
Autumn / Winter

Price

480€  | Crossing (3d)
190€  | Each Stage
family friendly
scenic views
history and culture
wilderness

Crossing Gerês Mountain (Hiking)

Cross the entire Gerês mountains hiking through shepherds’, smugglers’ and pilgrims’ trails on an unforgettable experience in this harsh territory. 

We tailored this mountain crossing to allow you to discover the most remote areas in Gerês’ amazing geodiversity, as well as to increase your chances of wildlife encounters. You’ll reach peaks and explore riverside paths, while observing the variety of landscapes of eastern Peneda-Gerês National Park. 

You’ll be accompanied at all times by an experienced guide, who will share his knowledge on the area, as well as guarantee a safe and relaxed hike, and ensure that you enjoy the most of this wonderfull UNESCO’s Biosfere Reserve. 

A second guide will always be close by and will also make sure you get to the starting point of your hike and are transported back to your accommodation at the end of each stage. 

Explore the entire Gerês mountains during 3 days and 40 km (25 mi) on a fulfilling adventure in these wild, dramatic landscapes. 

Stage by Stage

You can choose to do this crossing at your own pace. Freely choose 1 or more stages, according to your availability, fitness level and interests. For example: you can choose 4 stages in a row or every other day; 3 Saturdays in a row; a few stages this month and some the next month, or even next year... you decide. 

Each stage is a full-day tour on its own, meaning it always includes guides, pick-up and drop-off in Braga or around the area you will be hiking, packed lunches, snacks, water, insurance and photos. 

Relax, everything is taken care of. 

Specifics
  • 4 stages with long hikes (from 5 to 10 hours)
  • Suitable for everyone from 12 to 75 years old
  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Maximum group size: 5
  • Available all year round
  • Duration of each stage: full day – 9:00 to 20:00
Recommendations
  • Wear weather and hiking appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Depending on the stage, bring swimwear – to dress up and take off on location (to avoid returning wet) –, a towel (you can rent one for 2€) and flip-flops (not essential)
  • Bring a small backpack and hiking poles (you can rent a pair for 2€)
  • Bring sunscreen (if relevant)
Background
All the tours include:
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at accommodation
  • SUV equipped with air conditioning + all seats facing forward
  • Toddler/child car seats available (9 to 36 kg)
  • Lunch, snacks and water
  • Photos and videos
  • Specialized local guide with first aid training and carrying a first aid kit
  • A second guide handling all the logistics
  • A 2,00 € contribution for a conservation project
  • Small-group tour
  • All equipment necessary for the activities
  • Insurance, both personal and liability
The tours do not include:
  • Accommodation*
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 2€)

*We can help you find a nice place to stay – for 10,00€, we’ll send you between 3 to 5 options; just share the kind of accommodations you prefer (hotel, hostel, house), the type of room (single, double, shared) and your budget per night.

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