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From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Product ID: 168810
Explore the Gerês National Park and its amazing waterfalls. Take an 8 to 10-kilometer hike into the heart of the Park, enjoy a picnic potluck with breathtaking views, and have a refreshing dive into the clear waters of the Park's natural pools.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up in Porto is available for an additional €5 (must be requested in advance).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a hike in Gerês National Park
  • Relax and swim in one of the park's natural pools
  • Stop to see waterfalls and take in stunning views along the way
Full description
Head to Gerês National Park on this 10-hour excursion from Porto. Stop for coffee along the way, before arriving at the park.

From June to September, enjoy an 8-kilometer hike that takes you past 10 magnificent natural pools (from November to May, the hike will be 10 kilometers long). Stop to enjoy a refreshing swim along the way. Once you reach the heart of the Park, enjoy a picnic as you admire the stunning views around you. A small picnic will be provided, but if everyone brings something to share, it will be more of a feast. 

After taking in the views and fresh air, you’ll return to Porto.
  • Insurance
  • Round-trip transportation between Porto and Gerês National Park
  • Experienced guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• You must be able to easily walk a distance of 8 kilometers
• In the summer, Gerês can be a bit hot, so please be sure you can handle 30C temperatures
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate. It will be canceled if the minimum is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Utter delight

Our guide, Luis made the trip very enjoyable! He helped everyone through any difficult areas during the hike and checked to make sure we were all set to go from the jump. Also a really funny guy. This trip was a 4-5 hour hike on the mountainside and a 1-2 hours by the water, with a decent sized jump for if your feeling crazy.

September 8, 2019

If you have pain or some kind of mobility problem. Do not venture out. They have some physical effort and accessible places only if we are in perfect condition. Tired but full of gratification! I loved every nook and cranny of my guide's explanation at almost every step. Having been able to see some animals in their natural habitat and not running away is very rewarding. Well act OPorto! And especially to the guide Paulo.

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Product ID: 168810