THE BEST OF GR 50 PENEDA GERÊS NP 

WALK AT GR 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL SECTIONS

8 DAYS | SELF-GUIDED | CHALLENGING | FROM €650

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.

ITINERARY 

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. 

Overnight Peneda

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 CHILL OUT  AND TOUR  

Chill out morning at Campo do Gerês. Our guide will meet you just before lunch for a private tour. After a nice picnic, a short walk to visit one of the emblematic waterfalls. Fafião and Cabril are also mandatory stopping points before reaching Outeiro. 

Overnight Outeiro

DAY 6 STAGE OUTEIRO TO PITÕES DAS JÚNIAS

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 

*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, topographic map

  • B&B, country cottages and hotels

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Transfers

  • Luggage transfer

  • Private tour local guide

  • Picnic lunch

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granite mountain landscapes

  • Unique rural heritage

  • Cultural diversity

  • Iberian Wolf territory

  • Wild rivers

  • Waterfalls 

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