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HIKE & SWIM in Gerês National Park

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 579 reviews.Porto, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Adriano

10.5 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

COVID-19
To comply with safety measures transport everyone needs to use a mask at all times while inside the car.

PROGRAM.
Gerês National Park is situated one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee.

What we will do...

From June to September

We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles) hike which will take us to 10 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided in 2 stages, 4.5 km (2.3 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where we will stay for around 1 hour to dive in the amazing natural pools (depending on people willingness we can stay a bit longer) and then the other 4.5 km (2.3 miles) back to the starting point. The path is in an uneven terrain but without steep slopes.
We can consider this hike

Difficult: for people not used to walk in the city for at least 10 km

Medium: for people Used to Hike for 10 km in the countryside

Easy: For people Used to hike for more than 10 km in an uneven terrain with steep slopes.

After the hike we will have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before our way back to Porto city.

Arrival to Porto will be around 6:30 PM.
COVID-19
To comply with safety measures transport everyone needs to use a mask at all times while inside the car.

PROGRAM.
Gerês National Park is situated one and half hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee.

What we will do...

From June to September

We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles)…

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What's included

  • Transport
    This trip will take 1.5 hours driving each way, so 3 hours in total. if you...
  • Equipment
    Insurance
From £46
/ person
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Meet your host, Adriano

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 579 Reviews
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My name is Adriano and I'm from Madeira Island.
I lived in this amazing island until my 18 years old, when i had to moove to Porto to do my studies and where I started my hiking experiences more than 15 years ago.

Always passionated for hiking, I organized my first hiking excursion by myself to my friends when I was only 13 years old. A bit crazy due to the difficulty of it, but we did well and since then I never stoped.

Last year I opened 2 hiking experiences on AIRBNB in Gerês National Park, Porto and in 1 years I got more than 600 reviews :) .

Due to the success of it, i asked 2 friends, Miguel and Tito, to be my co-hosts and help me with that, which allows me now to come back to Madeira and open a hiking experience in the place I born and that I know so well.

Hope you can join us and love it as others did ;)
My name is Adriano and I'm from Madeira Island.
I lived in this amazing island until my 18 years old, when i had to moove to Porto to do my studies and where I started my hiking experiences more than 15 years ago.

Always passionated for hiking, I organized my first hiking excursion by myself to my friends when I was only 13 years old. A bit crazy due to the difficulty of it, but we did well and since then I never stoped.

Last year I opened 2 hiking experiences on AIRB…
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Where you'll be

Our first Stop will be in midway for a coffee, and strech our legs, this because we know you are in Holidays, so we will not annoy you with so much time inside a car :).

Gerês National Park, because is just the best natural place in Portugal and this hike in particularly because anyone can do it and there is the pools which is just amazing in the summer for a swim in the nature to refresh from the warm temperatures.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 579 reviews.

Brian
September 2020
Thank you Megel for such a wonderful day in the hills and in the lagoons. My daughter and I both agree it was the highlight of our holiday in Porto. You made it a wonderful day. Thank you again. Brian and Alice
Елена
September 2020
The route is not difficult by itself, the views are truly amazing and the guidance is really thoughtful. There is enough free time to enjoy beautiful lagoons filled with refreshing water. Don’t forget to buy snacks!
Daria
September 2020
Thank you for the amazing experience :). It was a real pleasure for us to hike today and the views are incredible. Also, thank you for so quick response and the readiness to have our group in such a short notice.
Giada
September 2020
Wonderful hiking and swimming experience! Would recommend to anyone who is spending a few days in Porto to get away from the city.
Audrey
September 2020
Si je ne m'abuse, nous avons été accompagnés par Miguel (?). Il a été adorable avec nous ! Il est venu nous chercher à notre logement. Il est super accueillant, parle un nombre incalculable de langues, a beaucoup de culture, etc. Il est une attraction touristique à lui seul ! Adrianno est également très réactif aux messages. La randonnée n'est pas bien difficile et haut largement le coup ! Nous sommes restés presque 3h sur place. Nous avons donc vraiment pu profiter du cadre paradisiaque. Nous recommandons vivement !
Si je ne m'abuse, nous avons été accompagnés par Miguel (?). Il a été adorable avec nous ! Il est venu nous chercher à notre logement. Il est super accueillant, parle un nombre inc…
Marrit
September 2020
We went hiking last week with Miguel! It was a lovely, adventures experience. Miguel knew a lot also about Porto so it was nice to get more information! The lagunes we visit were amazing, the water was a little cold but that was not a problem! We enjoyed it very much and highly recommend! Thank you
We went hiking last week with Miguel! It was a lovely, adventures experience. Miguel knew a lot also about Porto so it was nice to get more information! The lagunes we visit were…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Transport will be limited to 5 people in a 9 Seat Van, to comply with Covid Safety measures.

What to bring

Water and food for the day

Towel, Sunscreen and Swimming suit (In case you would like to swim)