Gerês

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Activities in Gerês


 

Mountain Bike Rental

In an eco-friendly way, we try to join adventure and discovery, without disturbing nature’s peace. We propose to our clients a pleasant mountain bike ride along irregular paths, hidden by nature and its density. Give yourself the chance to explore Gerês in a different, fun and healthy way, knowing every corner of the mountain and invigorating body & mind.  

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Waterfalls Tour (4h)

Half-day tour (4h) to visit the hearth of Peneda-Gerês National Park. The route was idealized to encompass the major points of interest of Gerês mountain, combining breathtaking views with unique waterfalls and lagoons shaped by time.  Includes short walks. Advised: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, towel, swimming suit and camara.  

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Tour: Castles and Granaries 1 Day

One day tour to visit the Reserva Transfronteiriça Gerês-Xurês. The cross-border Biosphere Reserve of Gerês-Xurés was declared by UNESCO in 2009 and it encompasses two protected areas (Portugal and Spain) - apart by a borderline, but united by its natural morphology and culture. This park’s marriage forms a natural unity with a very high biodiversity level and cultural heritage. Tour through Gerês, Amarela, Soajo, Peneda and Xurês mountains, visiting its main attractions. Our local guides will add a special insight to your tour, telling you stories about this unique place. Lunch included. Advised: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, towel, swimming suit and camera.  

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Tour: Gerês – Pitões das Júnias 1 Day

One day tour to get to know Planalto da Mourela in Montalegre. In this tour you’ll see typical Portuguese mountain villages where time passes by slowly in the farming fields. We’ll visit Alto Barroso, a place known by its lovely people, its Friday 13 celebrations and its traditional chouriço (smoked sausage).  Our local guides will help you to discover this peculiar region and its cultural traditions. Lunch included. Advised: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, towel, swimming suit and camera.

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Tour: Gerês Nature 1 Day

One day tour to visit Peneda-Gerês National Park, classified as Biosphere Reserve. Lunch included. Peneda-Gerês National Park was the first protected area to be created in Portugal and it’s the only national park within the country due to the richness of its natural and cultural heritage, where ecosystems are kept untouched, with reduced human intervention. The Mata da Albergaria and all the Gerês’ mountain itself, have a biome that is unique in Portugal. Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to visit typical mountain villages, where life has its own rhythm.  Lunch included. Advised: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, towel, swimming suit and camera.  

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Tour: Sistelo 1 Day

One day tour in one of the "7 Wonders of Portugal"! Sistelo won this title in 2017, in the category of Rural Villages, standing out for its endless agricultural terraces. These have created a peculiar landscape and example of human resilience in adapting to the environment. This tour will pass through mountain areas, rural areas and remarkable villages in the history of Portugal. It includes stops with short walks by Ecovia do Vez and the opportunity for a swim. Lunch included. Advised: Appropriate clothing and footwear, sunscreen, towel, swimming suit and camera.

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Paintball Kids

Paintball Kids is an activity suitable for children! Now the younger ones can already experience the fantastic thrill of a completely safe Paintball game, suitable for children from 6 to 11 years old. This is an activity inspired by Paintball, but with smaller, lightweight plastic markers, these are equipment created specifically for these ages: full protective masks, lighter and safer weapons, smaller paintballs, full suit and a more adapted and fun game dynamics. They can perform a wide variety of combat simulation games: one against one, teams, point counting, territory defense, flag capture, etc.

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Archery @ Gerês

Focus on the target and forget everything else! Test your precision skills and enjoy this moment to relieve some stress without great physical effort. Archery is an activity that demands calm, concentration and serenity. Using a bow and multiple arrows, hit the target to score as many points as possible. Minimum age: 6 years old.  

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Climbing and Rappel

Enter the game of body contact with Gerês’ massive granitic rocks and take your flexibility, focus, dexterity and agility to the limit. The natural environment is your ally on the ascent to the top. Since this is a modality where obstacles must be surpassed, we put at your disposal the most modern equipment and specialized monitors to ensure safety at all times.  

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1 Day Horseback Ride

Our professionals are thrill to share our history and adventurous experiences, leading you through natural wonders such as the Castelo’s Mount and to see Garranos, a wild pony that freely grazes in the mountain. In this tour, you’ll admire breathtaking views, waterfalls, roman road, the beautiful Vilarinho das Furnas Dam and the marvellous mountains villages. Lunch included.  

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Adventure Camp @ Gerês

Venture yourself into heights overcoming rope bridges with several difficulty levels. Undertake all your flexibility, skills, focus, dexterity and agility in a circuit of 20 bridges designed to exceed your limits. Since this is a modality where obstacles must be surpassed, we put at your disposal the most modern equipment and specialized monitors to ensure safety at all times.   At the end of the challenge there’s a slide of 30m.  We have also high rope course special for children!   Minimum 2 people.

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Climbing and Rappel Artificial

Climbing and abseiling are practiced on a 6-meter high artificial wood wall. Excellent option, especially for the youngest.  We made the ascent to the top of the platform practicing climbing, after being at the top of the platform we made the reverse way, we descended in rappel. Initiation to Climb and Rappel, easy difficulty. 

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Outdoor Orientation

Don’t get lost anymore and become an orientation expert! Orientation offers an opportunity to face new challenges and to learn new skills. To get the most out of it you must work cooperatively. The participants will have to find the best trajectory with the support of a map and a compass, surpassing natural obstacles that might appear. Along the way, compulsory passages will have a marker (prism) with a plier to mark the player’s card as a proof of its passage. Prior experience is not necessary, just a desire to explore the great outdoors. It can be performed at night, by request.

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Paintball

Paintball is a strategy game in which specific guns are used to shoot paintballs, eliminating the players of the opposing team that are struck by them. This war game will count with the participation of two teams that will confront each other on the field. The rules are established at the beginning of each game, as well as its goal. The purpose of the "confrontation" can be to eliminate the opposing team, to conquer the flag, ambush, among others, depending on the imagination of the participants.

FromEUR 23
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1 hour Horseback ride

Horseback ride through the National Park for people with or without experience. Man’s friendship with horses dates back to ancient times and there’s nothing better to explore Gerês’ beautiful landscapes than through this man-animal companionship.  Minimum of age for children: 14 years old.

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2 hours Horseback Ride

Horseback ride through the National Park for people with or without experience. Man’s friendship with horses dates back to ancient times and there’s nothing better to explore Gerês’ beautiful landscapes than through this man-animal companionship.  Minimum of age for children: 14 years old  

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Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

From the heights of a chariot pulled by Garranos (wild pony), enjoy a ride through characteristic landscapes that have as much versatility as beauty. This race’s strength and longevity will provide you an unforgettable experience with your family and friends, where you’ll be able to see some of the most peculiar spots in the area: the purity of forest density and a typical Portuguese village with a rooted history. The religious monuments and the community village of Vilarinho das Furnas aren’t neglected and, more than visual pleasure, gives you an educational way to enjoy a group activity.  

30 minutes Horseback Ride

Ideal for a first experience with horses and for a family activity. Duration: 30 minutes   Minimum of age for children: 14 years old.  

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Baptism in Horse Riding

Always wanted to ride a horse, but never had the chance! Ideal for children and for those who want a first experience with horses, this tour accompanied by monitor is ideal for first contact with beautiful animal. You will meet the horses and enjoy a short tour of approximately 15 minutes, opportunity to lose the small "fears" and interact with the magnificent animal that is the horse. This experience takes place in Campo do Gerês near the Peneda Gerês National Park entrance gate. Low difficulty activity, no experience required.

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Half-day Hiking

Choose a healthier way to explore nature and walk through it! Over millenniums, granitic rocks have been sculpted giving origin to astonishing waterfalls, caves and huge crevices, which makes of Gerês one of the most magical places to visit in Portugal. Hiking will allow you to dive into Gerês’ biodiversity and ancient history, increasing your chances to spot our protected wildlife.  Discover nature, history and culture of an unique Biosphere Reserve. Duration: 3 to 4 hours.  

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Kart Cross @ Gerês

Explore the natural beauty of the region off the beaten track, which only our local guides can show you. Ally adrenaline with sightseeing, visiting traditional villages, natural sites and transitional areas where you can see a balanced fusion between Man and nature, and its influence on the landscape over the years. The guide will take you through trails inaccessible to other types of vehicles. Automatic vehicles. Duration: 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 4 Hours & 8 Hours.   Driving license required. Minimum age: 7 years.

1 Day Hiking

Choose a healthier way to explore nature and walk through it! Over millenniums, granitic rocks have been sculpted giving origin to astonishing waterfalls, caves and huge crevices, which makes of Gerês one of the most magical places to visit in Portugal. Hiking will allow you to dive into Gerês’ biodiversity and ancient history, increasing your chances to spot our protected wildlife.  Discover nature, history and culture of an unique Biosphere Reserve. Duration: 6 to 7 hours.  

Rafting

The river is the one in charge! Rafting is defined as a recreational outdoor activity which consists in the descent of rivers in self-draining inflatable rafts. Transpose rapids, swirls and waves will be your major challenge. The participants are leaded by a monitor responsible for the group orientation along the course. To descend the river and pass through the obstacles your team work will be tested. Rhythm, union, leadership, sensory perception and even solidarity are fundamental to get the raft to go forward.   Minimum age for children: 8 years.  

Boat Tour

To know the views in a different speed (and without any physical effort), we have some boats that can be piloted by you! After a brief explanation and demonstration of how to drive the boat, you can leave to explore the river. Prices include gasoline and life jackets.  From 35 € / per boat

Ski Tube

If you enjoyed flying, this is your chance!  In ski tubes towed by high-speed boats, you can experience the adrenaline of a flight over water.  We always have some different ski tubes to choose from ones that takes several people to individual ski tubes.   Come and dive with us!   If you do not know how to swim you must notify the monitors! Only allowed to children over 12 years old. Minimum 2 people.

Canoeing Caniçada

The kayaks are a great way to discover the hidden corners of the lake. Very easy to use-suitable for beginners or experienced paddlers they allow you to quietly explore the 4 "arms" of the lake . With family or friends or even alone with nature, a canoe trip is always a good and healthy option. We have a range of kayaks single and double seaters. The double kayaks can accommodate a small child seated in the middle (up to 90 centimetres high). Sit on kayaks are the easiest for general use as they offer the possibility to jump in and out of the water – being possible to climb back on board in deep water and if you capsize you can reright the kayak and continue without having to return to the shore. Sit in kayaks are slightly more comfortable, offer a drier ride and are good if you wish to take a tour. (However, they are difficult to jump in and out of and, if you capsize they fill with water and it is not possible to reright until you are back on dry land.)   Prices from 6,00 € Group prices on request.

Canyoning

Venture yourself and test your limits in a river descent through amazing waterfalls, gorges and canyons, following several progression techniques. You will surpass grand cascades, swim in crystal blue water lagoons and dive in natural pools, always surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Get to know untouched places where nature shows its grandiosity and magic, combining the splendour of water with the beauty of the mountain. Advised: Towel, swimming suit and water.