Gerês

Peneda’s Glacial Landscape Geotour

Includes

Pick-up & drop-off
Lunch + snack + water
Insurance
Conservation support

 

Duration and  availability

Full-day | 09:00 – 20:00
Spring / Summer
Autumn / Winter

Price

115€/pax  | Porto
110€/pax  | Guimarães
105€/pax  | Braga
family friendly
scenic views
history and culture
adrenaline

Peneda’s Glacial Landscape – Geotour

Discover all about the glaciers that covered this mountain during the last ice-age through the many records you’ll be able to recognize in the landscape.

During this fantastic 5-hour hike come across well-preserved moraines and thick lodgement-till deposits, estimate the weight of massive erratic blocs, wander around the plateau and deduce the ancient ice-flow direction just by looking at roche-moutonnée.

If the weather is kind to us, enjoy a unique view over all the mountain ranges that constitute the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Notice how the people occupying these tough territories used Geology to their advantage and made changes to the landscape to serve different purposes. Explore small villages settled on cirques’ slopes and stone fenced fields, dispersed over fine-graded materials on their floors.

Complete the tour visiting Our Lady of Peneda (a 18th century sanctuary built over a 13th century shrine) which will offer an incredible example of how the landscape can become part of the religious rite.

Specifics
  • Suitable from 10* to 75 years old
  • 5h00m long hike
  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Maximum group size: 6
  • 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.

Recommendations
  • Wear weather and hiking appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat (if relevant)
Background
All the tours include:
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at accommodation
  • 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 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:
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Swimwear
  • Towels (you can rent one for 2€)
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