ALTO MINHO FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA 

SLOW AND RELAXED WALKING GETAWAY

8 DAYS | SELF-GUIDED | MODERATE | FROM 500€

We hand-picked for you some of the best walks in Alto Minho, combining the mountains, valleys, ocean and a taste of the Camino de Santiago. A special mix that combines the region highlights, not missing a day walk in Galicia (Spain).  

ITINERARY 

DAY 1 ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ 

With the typical charm of Alto Minho region, luxuriant green landscapes and surrounded by mountains, Arcos de Valdevez, is the perfect place to start a hiking holiday.

Night Arcos de Valdevez

DAY 2 SISTELO AND RIO VEZ

This charming village is famous for its "solcalcos", terraces, built on the slopes of the mountains overlapping each other and supported by great stone walls. The unique landscape, rural heritage and local life are the special ingredients of this full day walking tour. 

Self-guided Walk 

Night Arcos de Valdevez

DAY 3 PENEDA GERÊS NATIONAL PARK

Join our local guide for an unforgettable walking tour at Peneda Gerês, the only National Park in Portugal. Granite Mountains, oak tree forests, clear water streams are some of the elements that will be part of this walking tour at the park.

Night Arcos de Valdevez

 

DAY 4 LIMA VALLEY

Easy a relaxed walk along the Lima river margins. Your walk end at one of the oldest villages in Portugal. Take your time to explore the village.

Self-guided Walk

Night Ponte de Lima

 

DAY 5 VIANA DO CASTELO

Morning time to visit Ponte de Lima. Afternoon, Viana do Castelo. Set between the Lima river and the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find the historic city of Viana do Castelo, a true gem.

Night Viana do Castelo

 

DAY 6 CAMINO DE SANTIAGO | STAGE VIANA DO CASTELO TO ÂNCORA

A stage overlooking the sea. It runs inland and Oceanside, passing through small rural centers such as Carreço and Afife, ending in Caminha, at the mouth of the river Minho.

Self-guided Walk 

Night Âncora

DAY 7  CROSSING BORDERS | GALICIA HIKING DAY

The crossing of the river Minho to Camposancos is made in a fishing boat. You will pass by Monte Santa Tecla, hilltop with stunning views, an Iron Age archeological site, and soon you will reach A Guarda, a colorful fishing town. Take your time to taste some seafood tapas.

Self-guided Walk

Night Âncora 

 

DAY 8  DEPARTURE

After breakfast end of our services

*Want to explore more of Northern Portugal or Galicia? Talk with us!

This holiday is available for solo travelers

 

How does this trip benefit the destination?

This tour was designed by our local guides, Isabel and Marina. The accommodations and restaurants that we use are a small scale and usually family-run businesses. All transfers are operated by a local company.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Team Meet&Greet

  • Tailormade Route Notes

  • GPS tracks

  • Boat transfer

  • B&B, country cottages and hotels

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Transfers

  • Luggage transfer

  • Private tour local guide

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granite mountain landscapes

  • Unique rural heritage

  • Cultural diversity

  • Iberian Wolf territory

  • Wild rivers

  • Waterfalls 

  • Galicia's day walk

  • Minho river 

  • Camino de Santiago stage