GERÊS SHORT BREAK
WALK AT GR 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL SECTIONS
3 DAYS | SELF-GUIDED | MODERATE | PRICE ON REQUEST
There’s no better collection of trails than those that wend their way through Peneda Gerês National Park. We hand-picked for you the best sections of this GR 50.
Experience true Peneda Gerês hiking on this partially inn to inn walking holiday along the GR50 trail from Castro Laboreiro Plateau to Gerês Peaks. Cross mountains and valleys, enjoying the mountain local life and rural traditions while you pass through some of the most emblematic villages like Castro Laboreiro, Peneda, Germil, Pitões das Júnias, Tourém or Soajo.
DAY 1 CASTRO LABOREIRO
Meet with a member of our team for a briefing and a short introduction walk.
Overnight Castro Laboreiro
DAY 2 STAGE CASTRO LABOREIRO TO PENEDA
A diverse stage that connects Laboreiro and Peneda Valleys. Forest, wild streams, centenary bridges and at the end Peneda Santuary. A great walk to start this holiday.
DAY 3 STAGE PENEDA TO ADRÃO
The walk along Peneda River is quite special. Going up slowly passing through several settlements like Tibo until the top, were an amazing view compensates the climb effort. The descent to Adrão is made by old granite footpaths. Transfer to accommodation.
Overnight Soajo or Entre Ambos os Rios
DAY 4 STAGE ERMIDA TO BRUFE
Morning transfer to Ermida (30min), at Serra Amarela. The landscape starts to change. As we approach Germil the incredible wolf trap won't pass unnoticed. Germil is one of our team favorite villages. From here the mountain terraces craved in the mountains surround the small granite villages. Transfer to accommodation.
Overnight Campo do Gerês
DAY 5 STAGE ERMIDA (GERÊS) TO FAFIÃO
A journey between villages, with mountain landscapes. Some of the highlights are a passage through the beautiful waterfall Rajada, Cabana de Pinhô, Lagoons of Rio Fafião and Fojo do Lobo de Fafião. If time permits, be sure to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Arado or Fafião rivers.
DAY 6 STAGE OUTEIRO TO PITÕES DAS JÚNIAS
Chill out morning. Afternoon transfer. This stage is between Outeiro and Pitões das Júnias is along granite paths and trails, passing through the Beredo valley and its amazing oak forest, having as a Gerês mountains as background.
Overnight Pitões das Júnias
DAY 7 STAGE PITÕES DAS JÚNIAS TO TOURÉM
The last stage will take you to the remote village of Tourém, crossing the Spanish border for a few kms. The landscape change is amazing and the perfect closure for this hiking holiday at Peneda -Gerês National Park.
Overnight Pitões das Júnias
DAY 8 DEPARTURE
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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.
Tailormade Route Notes
GPS tracks, topographic map
B&B, country cottages and hotels
24/7 phone support
Private tour local guide
Granite mountain landscapes
Unique rural heritage
Iberian Wolf territory