Northern Portugal: A Green Oasis for Nature Lovers
written by Gabriella Opaz | 14th March 2016
On this full-day tour, you’ll not only explore the waterfalls, cliffs and rivers that make Gerês Natural Park exceptional, but you’ll do so with local, and very passionate, English speaking guides. Gerês is a stunning labyrinth of regenerating oak forests, undulating green valleys, peat bogs, 300 million year old granite mountains and tranquil waters of the Homem River. It also happens to be the only National Park in Portugal and touches one of our favorite wine regions, Vinho Verde.
Vinho Verde is the northern most wine region in Portugal, famous for its crisp and refreshing whites that pair beautifully with local specialties such as presunto (cured ham), chourico (paprika seasoned pork sausage), queijo (cheese) and caldo verde (kale soup) – all of which you’ll try!
If you’re a nature lover who adores jaw-dropping scenery, dips in crystal blue waters and cozying up to the locals while cooking up traditional cuisine, then you’ll love this Tour! Mind you, this is just the start! If you’re needing a nature tour anywhere in Portugal, let us know! We’re happy to oblige!
“It’s not easy to plan a wine trip, especially for a group that expects a high level of wine communication, education, and experience. Ryan Opaz and the team at Catavino exceeded all expectations in my first visit to the Douro. The knowledge base they represented, the contacts they have, and the professionalism they exhibited is of the highest caliber. Beyond that, and possibly most importantly, Ryan was simply a blast to travel with.”
You’ll have the opportunity to lunch among the locals, speak with farmers and shepherds, and break bread with traditional bakers. You’ll have access to natural, unspoiled treasures, dive into pristine waters, hike beautiful mountains and revel in the only National Park in Portugal. Join us on a 4×4 tour in the wilderness, and experience things that simple words cannot describe.
|8:30am||Pick up at your desired location in Porto|
|Explore the stunning nature of Peneda-Gerês National Park in a 4X4 jeep|
|Hike to hidden waterfalls where you’ll dive in clear blue waters|
|Discover a tucked away village where you'll bake bread with locals|
|Enjoy a Traditional Portuguese lunch with seasonal foods|
|Hike to natural mountain springs and jump off stunning cliffs!|
|Viewpoint of the entire Gerês Valley - perfect photography moment!|
|8:00pm||Drop off at your home|