Hiker's Journey to Portugal

Pilgrim Trails, Castle Towns, and Douro Valley Vineyards


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Alexandra Claro

Departure Dates: September 7-16, 2022, October 3-12, 2022

Alexandra was born in the central mountains of Portugal, the heart of the country. She is an avid world traveler, but says "home is where your heart is," and hers is in the history, culture, and landscapes of her native land. "Traveling allows us to know the world, ...

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Jorge Ruben Martins

Jorge Ruben was born in Luanda, Angola, but was raised in Portugal from an early age. His abiding passion is nature, from the highest peaks (he loves to climb mountains) to under the ground (he's also a speleologist). In addition to Portugal, Jorge Ruben has trekked ...

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Skye McDonald

Departure Dates: October 3-12, 2022

Skye McDonald was born and raised in Scotland in a small village called Scone, the ancient crowning place of the kings and queens of Scotland, and is now based in the Highland capital of Inverness. She has worked as a Trip Leader in 27 countries since the millennium ...

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David Monteiro

Departure Dates: September 7-16, 2022

David Monteiro was born in Mindelo, Cape Verde, an archipelago on the west coast of Africa, and moved to Portugal with his family when he was a child. After working as a CPA for more than 20 years, he felt the need for a change and began to lead hiking, mountain ...

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Patricia Raczkowski

Patricia Raczkowski was born in Canada of a Spanish mother and Polish father and has lived in Spain since she was ten months old. Her first taste of the mountains came in high school, when she went on monthly hikes with the nuns from her school in Madrid, and she ...