Exploring Portugal's gorgeous rural landscapes, our hikes bring us into the craggy Serra da Estrela mountains, through Douro wine country, across the fragrant forests of Peneda-Gerês National Park, and along part of the Camino Portugués pilgrim trail. Along the way, we'll taste wines in a family-owned quinta, explore 13th century castle towns, take an incredibly scenic train ride along the Douro River past age-old vineyards, and of course, try the velvety port wines. Our lodging is a delight, including a charming converted wine warehouse in picturesque Pinhão and a 17th century manor house where the Count of Calheiros himself welcomes us!
Arrive: Porto, Portugal
Depart: Porto, Portugal
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Days 1-2 (2 nights)
Located at the foot of the Serra da Estrela mountain range, this small, family-run hotel overlooks the quiet town center in the pretty village of Manteigas. The staff is welcoming and the hotel's restaurant is the top place to eat in town. For cooling down after a day of hiking,...
Days 3-4 (2 nights)
Originally a wine warehouse, the Vintage Hotel is located right on the river in the tiny town of Pinhão. Each guestroom has its own private balcony with views of the river while the rest of the property offers beautiful public spaces both inside and out...
Ponte da Barca, Portugal
Day 5 (1 night)
Castro Laboreiro, Portugal
Days 6-7 (2 nights)
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
Day 8 (1 night)
Day 9 (1 night)
The Pestana Porto, set in the heart of Porto's Old Town, occupies part of a block of 16th, 17th, and 18th century former wine warehouses that is recognized as a World Heritage Site. Spacious guestrooms have French-style windows and doors with views across the waterfront to the Port wine warehouses....
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"This was a very enjoyable trip that provided interesting cultural features as well as a good range of challenging hikes."
Chapel Hill, NC
"The perfect amount of hiking, cultural immersion, and comfort—having a bus whenever tired feet needed it was great!"
"Portugal is a lovely destination and we very much enjoyed the trip."
"This is a comprehensive, well-designed, and expertly executed journey through Portugal. It provides beautiful hikes, unique experiences, and interesting insights into this enchanting country."
Laguna Beach, CA
"It was a very satisfying blend of substantive hiking in interesting, off-beat locales and cultural activities that provided a glimpse into the people and life of the country."
New York, NY
"This trip was amazing! One of the best. The varied hikes, accommodations and foods was like having a new surprise around every corner!"
"This was one of the best designed WT trips I have ever taken, with a great balance of hiking and cultural experiences."
"Another wonderful Wilderness Travel trip, with hidden gems in the rural countryside and well thought out touches at every turn. Full of pleasant surprises!"
"This was my first Wilderness Travel adventure and what a rich, enlightening, varied, educational, fun experience it was. Every aspect was managed to the detail and the trip was perfectly balanced with an emphasis on hiking but so many additional learning, cultural, and historical opportunities. It was one of the best trips of my lifetime and I have been on ~20 active, adventure trips with other organizations. I am a huge fan of Wilderness Travel. I especially enjoyed and appreciated the quality and challenge of the hikes and in particular our guide David. Great job! Great company! Amazing experience."
Hermosa Beach, CA
"A good variety of experiences—cultural, social, culinary, nature—that allowed an excellent introduction to northern Portugal."
"Really good trip with a nice balance of hiking and culture."
Chapel Hill, NC
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.