THE BEST OF GR 50 PENEDA GERÊS NP 

WALK AT GR 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL SECTIONS

9 DAYS | SELF-GUIDED | CHALLENGING | FROM €550

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. With an extra walk between Portugal and Spain, exploring Gerês-Xurês Transboundary Park. 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, Soajo, Campo do Gerês or Fafião.

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 AMEIJOEIRA TO CASTRO LABOREIRO

This is a diverse walk along Laboreiro valley, passing by medieval bridges, oak forest and clear water streams. The perfect walk to start a walking holiday, always following the GR50.

Overnight Peneda

DAY 3  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 4 STAGE  PENEDA TO SOAJO

The walk along Peneda River is quite special. Going up slowly, passing through several settlements like Tibo until the top, where an amazing view compensates the climb effort. The descent to Adrão is made by old granite footpaths. Transfer to accommodation.

Overnight Lindoso

DAY 5 STAGE LINDOSO TO GERMIL

Leaving the village behind, this will be a day at the mountains, crossing part of Serra Amarela. Mountain landscapes, old shepherd’s shelters and the beautiful Ermida village are some day highlights.

The landscape starts to change as we approach Germil. From here, terraced mountains surround the small granite villages. Transfer to accommodation.

Overnight Campo do Gerês

DAY 6 GERÊS-XURÉS TRANSBOUNDARY PARK

A different walk, between Portugal and Spain, exploring the charms of this Transboundary Park. Crossing the unique Mata de Albergaria and ending at natural hot springs. 

Overnight Vila do Gerês

DAY 7 STAGE CAMPO DO GERÊS TO VILA DO GERÊS 

This stage links two villages along ancestral paths and trails that local communities used to access the mountain's resources. The route is framed in a mountain environment, covering one of the elevations of the Gerês mountains, marked by the Lamas landmark, at an altitude of 958 meters.

Overnight Vila do Gerês

DAY 8 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.

Overnight Fafião

DAY 9  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

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granite mountain landscapes

  • Unique rural heritage

  • Cultural diversity

  • Iberian Wolf territory

  • Wild rivers

  • Waterfalls 

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