Explore Gerês – Portugal’s only national park! Visit a famous waterfall and enjoy spectacular views. This is a world where human activity integrates harmoniously with nature, preserving ancient values and traditions.
Visit a spa village
Enjoy incredible views
See the famous Arado Waterfalls
Level 3: Average physical condition.
Approx: 7 hours
Comfortable walking shoes, hat and coat. The tour includes walking along a mountain road. The itinerary can be adjusted in case of fog or strong rains (subject to weather conditions).
This adventure visits amazing sites, including the famous Arado waterfalls and the Pedra Bela viewpoint, with its incredible view over the surrounding landscape.
A 4WD vehicle picks you up at the pier and takes you to Peneda Gerês parkland, covering 703 km2 (270 sq mi). While visitors can still find ecosystems in their natural state with little human interference, this is a humanised landscape. After seeing the waterfall and enjoying the view from Pedra Bela, we break for a delicious picnic.
On the tour we will also make a photostop at the Gerês Spa Village which dates back to Roman times, but it was during the 18th century that Dom João V ordered construction of the first thermal baths.
We then continue towards Caniçada Lake – another idyllic location in the park. Take advantage of this one last photo stop before we return to the pier.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
Walking information: In/out of 4WD vehicles, walking at stops, approximately one-half mile, including some steps.Total walking time difficult to estimate. Total driving time approximately 2h30, plus driving in the park.