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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

On Foot Holidays - Portugal

On Foot Holidays - Portugal Overview

A self-guided hike in the hills of green Peneda. from Soajo, via Brufe with its famous Restaurant Aboncahado, and the Roman Road to Emaus, before a final walk over the hill to your converted monastery at Santa Maria do Bouro. Visit Braga and Porto too, and relax in this unspoilt part of sunny Portugal.

Walking the wild hill country

Hidden away in the golden hills and lush green valleys of the Peneda-Gerês national park are delightful villages where rural communities continue a lifestyle that is centuries old. These villages (where farmers keep long-horned cattle, fed on maize stored in distinctive granite espigueiros) are linked by old paved tracks and footpaths (which you will use) that penetrate wild uplands. There is a wonderful sense of remoteness, though you are never far from a village, and may walk for hours without seeing anyone.

Feast on bacalhau at Brufe's remarkable Restaurant Abocanhado (not included in holiday price), walk along a Roman road high above the valley, and at a magnificent monastery, now converted into a top hotel. You can add a day or two in historic Porto (best at the start, to make effective use of cheap public transport).

Six, five and four night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website: Northern Portugal

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Davo, 7 Oct 2019
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Well planned itinerary with beautiful accommodation. Comprehensive tour notes. Excellent support at all stages of the walk... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Diane, 7 Oct 2019
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Self guided walking, staying in different accomodation and meeting new people. Northern Portugal is an interesting and scenic ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Happily Anonymous, 13 Jun 2019
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Self-guided walking holiday in a national park in northern Portugal with On Foot holidays. A beautifully planned route ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Bernardo, 31 May 2019
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I'm a 50-something Australian and I took two teenage nephews on their first overseas holiday: a five-night self-guided walk ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Eliza, 20 Nov 2018
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This self guided walk took us through part of the Peneda-Geres National Park in Portugal from Soajo to Santa Maria do Bouro... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Cherrie, 25 Oct 2018
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Our 3-day hike through northern Portugal brought a sense of awe and wonder like no other. The countryside was amazing, ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Peter, 25 Oct 2018
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We did an On Foot self-guided walking holiday in Northern Portugal. The walk took us along a Roman road through the Parque ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Hannah, 20 Jun 2018
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My husband and I did a short hiking trip through Northern Portugal with On Foot Holidays. The preparation was very well ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Uluru18, 12 Jun 2018
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We walked in the remote Gerres National Park with OnFoot Holidays. The scenery is diverse and beautiful..from lush valleys,R... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Lesley, 24 Jun 2017
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On Foot were a joy to deal with. They were very knowledgeable about this walking holiday, and answered all our questions... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Davo, 7 Oct 2019
Traveller rating:

Well planned itinerary with beautiful accommodation. Comprehensive tour notes. Excellent support at all stages of the walk... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Diane, 7 Oct 2019
Traveller rating:

Self guided walking, staying in different accomodation and meeting new people. Northern Portugal is an interesting and scenic ... read more