Gerês’ Glacial Landscape – Geotour

family friendly
scenic views
history and culture

Duration and  availability

Full-day | 09:00 – 20:00


Private Tour
Pick-up & drop-off
Lunch + snacks + water
Conservation support
120% CO2 Compensation

Price per person

160€  | 4 people or more
175€  | 3 people
240€  | 2 people
430€  | 1 person

Pick-up / drop-off (price per tour)

free  | Braga, Gerês
150€  | Guimarães
185€ | Ponte de Lima
210€  | Viana do Castelo
255€  | Porto
Ask a quote for pick-up and drop-off at different locations

Gerês’ Glacial Landscape – Geotour

Throughout a 3:30-hour easy hike you will learn all about the geological history of Gerês.

Explore the sedimentary record walking over moraines and examining till deposits. Whatever the season, witness the beauty of the lakes or the magnitude of the cirques. Find out how geology and biology worked together to form unique landscapes, ecosystems and species.

Discover the communal shepherding traditions, irrigation systems and land management and how mankind has adapted to the mountains and shaped it in its favour, since the Neolithic era.

We will guide you through the ruins of an ancient tungsten (wolfram) mine, its buildings, galleries and stories. Learn how both sides of WWII competed in these areas to secure access to vital raw materials and how local smugglers profited with it.

To round it off, enjoy the charm of a cascade of plunge pools and giant´s kettles – and, if the weather allows it, bathe in its fresh and clear water, weather permitting.

  • Suitable from 10* to 75 years old
  • 3h30m long hike
  • Private tour
  • Available all year round
  • Duration: full day – 9:00 to 20:00


*10 is not a strict rule, if you think your child can handle the hike or you have a way to transport him/her you’re welcome to bring your kid.

  • Wear weather and hiking appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Bring swimwear – to dress up and take off on location (to avoid returning wet) -, a towel (you can rent one for 3€) and flip-flops (not essential)
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat (if relevant)
All the tours include:
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at accommodation (Braga/Gerês)
  • SUV with 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 contribution for a conservation project
  • Local compensation of 120% of the CO2 produced during the tour
  • Private tour
  • All equipment necessary for the activities
  • Insurance, both personal and liability
The tours do not include:
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 3€)
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