Walking in the Serra da Peneda
Guided Walking Holidays - Wilderness Parks of Northern Portugal
The Peneda-GerÊs National Park is high country of outstanding
natural beauty. Here the air is clear and the waters pure. This park
contains some of the most beautiful and varied scenery found in
the whole of the country and you’ll find an abundance of rare wild
flowers, birds of prey, wild horses and other wildlife. Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays.
Our two-centre holiday is centred in the Serra da Peneda and is
designed so you visit the most spectacular parts of these mountains.
Our varied walks circle dramatic crags and granite landscape of
Meadinha and follow ancient trails down the lush river Peneda valley.
Our first centre is in the mountain village of Castro Laboreiro
dominated by its ancient castle. Isolated traditional villages with high
mountain meadows and rolling moorland stretch to the frontier with
Spain to the east. Yet walk out of the hotel to the west and we are
amongst towering granite crags and hidden wooded valleys.
We walk across the mountains to our second centre in the
remote sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Peneda. Our hotel, once the pilgrims’ hostel, has been imaginatively converted into a high quality
hotel. Set with a backdrop of trees, crags and waterfalls, the grand
stairway of the sanctuary descends into the valley below.
The somewhat remote location has protected the park
landscape. You’ll not only enjoy the beauty of the region, but also
visit many of the ancient hamlets dotted about the countryside.
You might also like to take a look at our one week holiday Portugal's Emerald Coast
holiday or why not extend your stay by combining both one week holidays and discover Portugal's Northern Highlights