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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 David and Rose , 21 Jun 2022
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We walked for four days - arrangements by On Foot through the Geres National Park region and along a Roman road to Santa ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by JanBob, 16 Jun 2022
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A self-guided walking holiday through remote parts of the Peneda-Geres national park, passing through spectacular scenery ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by TJB, 13 Jun 2022
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After spending a few days in the lovely city of Porto, we had 10 days' walking in the mountains of the Peneda Geres national ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Mr. R B 20, 9 Jun 2022
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We did a 7 day tour with On Foot Holidays in Northern Portugal: The Roman road to the monastery of Santa Maria. The tour ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by MB , 2 Jun 2022
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A 7 day walking holiday in Geres National Oark in northern Portugal read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by sam, 26 May 2022
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Undiscovered Portugal - wonderful varied walking through sparsely populated villages and wild flower meadows. Despite being ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Helen, 4 Nov 2021
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Wonderful walking in a revelatory landscape - northern Portugal, largely in its national park. The walking routes were ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by Pugwash, 27 Oct 2021
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Self guided walking in North Portugal with On Foot Travel - walking the old roman road between ancient villages read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by JosefinaLaViajera, 18 Oct 2021
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We walked the Soajo to Santa Maria Do Bouro route through the Penede-Geres National Park in North-West Portugal. It was ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by VerySatisfied, 12 Jul 2021
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A walking holiday in northern Portugal. The route was well planned, including varied topography and landscape. The hotel ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Portugal by David and Rose , 21 Jun 2022
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We walked for four days - arrangements by On Foot through the Geres National Park region and along a Roman road to Santa ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Portugal by JanBob, 16 Jun 2022
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A self-guided walking holiday through remote parts of the Peneda-Geres national park, passing through spectacular scenery ... read more