Peneda’s 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

155€  | 4 people or more
170€  | 3 people
235€  | 2 people
420€  | 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

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.

  • Suitable from 10* to 75 years old
  • 5h00m 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 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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