The winter in Gerês national park!

The winter in Gerês national park!

The Gerês National Park is absolutely gorgeous all-year-round, yet to find its true, sacred and quiet magic, winter is the time to visit. Whether you are looking to get away from the concrete world and explore the outdoors during your city break in Porto, or generally prefer to avoid the crowds, then this is the place for you! Discover the wild essence of one of the most beautiful and wild National Parks in Europe during the low season – it is time for relaxation in peaceful surroundings. Pure bliss!

Only 90 minutes’ drive from Porto, the diversity of Gerês National Park is unmatched: it is filled with rainforests, mountain peaks, lakes, lagoons, streams and stunning and powerful waterfalls.

There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife in Gerês during the winter. Garranos, the wild horses living free in the park, are very easy to see, and sometimes even touch as they are very friendly animals. As a bonus, the cows, goats, sheep, dogs and cats wander around the villages to delight us on every tour!
During the tours we hike to reach waterfalls and lagoons, stop in a local village on the hills, where the time stopped in the sixties. For lunch we are given the most Traditional Portuguese Food and drink to enjoy. Afterwards we can have a lovely hike through a Roman ancient road, marked with 2,000-year-old milestones.

The centenary forest Mata de Albergaria and the amazing lake of Vilarinho das Furnas will make certain proof for you, in each step taken, why Gerês National Park is so special and why you should not miss the opportunity to explore it during you trip to Porto!
Daytime temperatures during the winter average the 18 degrees °C, and the hiking trails are from easy to moderate difficulty, so even if you travel with your family, it is something that everyone can do!

Silence, wildlife, waterfalls, lagoons and amazing colours make the Gerês National Park a really must-see for all the nature lovers and all the travellers who want to know more about the other side of diverse Portugal, outside the cities.

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