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MINHO

ALTO MINHO COUNTRYSIDE CHARMS

ONE WEEK SELF GUIDED INN TO INN

 

The Minho region never fails to captivate with its unique and vibrant beauty. With the pure blue of the Atlantic, the majestic granite mountains, and the serene rivers cutting through lush green fields, it's a landscape painted with vivid colors. Embark on a walking holiday from the verdant fields of the Lima Valley to the expansive ocean, where every step unveils a new wonder. Don't miss indulging in the region's rich gastronomy and savoring the delightful Vinho Verde wines along the way.

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D1 WELCOME » TRANSFER TO SISTELO

Your journey begins with a pickup from Porto Airport, ensuring a smooth transition to your exploration of Alto Minho region. Your stay will be in Sistelo, a charming village nestled in the mountains and surrounded by green terraced fields.

Night Cottage

D2 SISTELO | 9 KM + 450/-450

This enchanting village is renowned for its "socalcos," terraces intricately built into the mountain slopes, overlapping one another and fortified by substantial stone walls. The distinctive landscape, rich rural heritage, and vibrant local life compose the unique and captivating essence of this easy walk.

Night Cottage

D3 RIO VEZ VALLEY | 20 KM +150/-400

Embark on a scenic hike along the picturesque River Vez Eco-Trail. The trail follows the course of the river, revealing the beauty of the surrounding nature. As you traverse this path, the tranquil ambiance is complemented by the soothing sound of the flowing river. End the day exploring Arcos de Valdevez, a medieval village.

Night hotel

D4 PENEDA GERÊS NATIONAL PARK TOUR | 8KM +380/-380

Join our guide for a day of exploration in the National Park, starting with a hike in a mountain village and explore some of the park’s highlights. Transfer to Ponte de Lima, a charming town, often referred to as the oldest town in Portugal. Known for its picturesque medieval bridge over the Lima River, dating back to the Roman era.

Picnic lunch + Night hotel

D5 PONTE DE LIMA WALK* & VINHO VERDE WINE TASTING | 8KM +30/-20

Today's walk will be tranquil, along the banks of the Lima River, leading to a “Quinta” that produces Vinho Verde. Enjoy a nice tapas lunch with a tasting and tour. Transfer to the coast.

Night hotel or cottage

D6 COASTAL WALK | 18KM +20/-20

A tranquil coastal walk to Viana do Castelo. Along the way, there are some surprises, such as prehistoric rock engravings and old windmills.

Night hotel

 

D7 VIANA DO CASTELO

Discover Viana do Castelo: a charming coastal city in Portugal. Explore its historic streets, enjoy fresh seafood, and take in stunning views. Dive into its maritime history and vibrant culture.

Night hotel

 

D8 DEPARTURE

After breakfast, end of our services

For a more sustainable journey, we suggest that the trip between Viana do Castelo and Porto be made by train or direct bus to the airport. (1h).

This tour was designed by our local guides, Isabel and Marina. 

Like what you see but want some changes? No worries! Just let us know what you're envisioning.

We'll tailor this itinerary to match your unique interests, preferences, and schedule, crafting your dream vacation.

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