Hiking

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Hiking

Designed specifically for true lovers of the pure, hidden and challenging nature, of Serra da Estrela and Gardunha. Are walks and hiking trails in the Covilhã area, with emotions “under the skin” for all those who consider that walking in nature is a synonymous of a great lifestyle and, at the same time, a factor in discovering the landscape, natural and cultural richness of this region. region, so rich in natural heritage.

Only in this way can we truly understand our natural reference spaces. Step by step, we’ll explore the glacial lakes, the glacial valleys and enter the path of the last mountain shepherds and herds.

See the 2024 winter hiking program here, by registration.

Custom hiking trips

“You choose everything, we guide…All the year”

Specifically targeted to true lovers of the pure, hidden and challenging nature. Moments with great emotions are granted for those who walk in nature and make this a lifestyle, at the same time, a factor in discovering the scenic, natural and cultural richness of this region, which is so rich in natural heritage. Only in this way can we truly understand our natural reference spaces.

Step by step, we will discover hidden scenes, proving that the interior of Portugal has relics that need to be shown, revealing a multifaceted country and that brings together everything that a hiker wants on his journeys.

Various difficulty levels, different distances, themes to choose from. Everything can be customized.

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Hiking Programs for groups/hikers

“All-Inclusive Multi-Day Programs…All Year”

“High, immense, enigmatic, haughty, mysterious, remote”… (Miguel Torga) is how Serra da Estrela has been nicknamed in recent times. Sea of ​​alpine tranquility, deeply marked by altitude and glaciations, birthplace of the Mondego, Zêzere and Alva rivers, this Portuguese giant is home to the BIGGEST natural park in the country.

Made of granite and marked by schist, known as the kingdom of snow and wolf, local cattle, glacial lakes and high-altitude pastures, glacier valleys, cheese and looms, Serra da Estrela hosts an important list of flowers and landscape, as well as five priority habitats.

Our experience and knowledge about hiking trails da Serra da Estrela allows us to create programs for groups and hikers, choosing the best options according to the defined objectives and specificity of the group.

Linear or circular hiking routes. Half day hikes, one day or several days hikes. Crossings and ascents.
We can also present proposals with food and/or accommodation and/or transport.

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last minute hikes

“Programs Anytime…All Year”

We present 6 trails of half day, accompanied by a local and natural guide, who want to share their passion for Serra da Estrela.

  • Route 1 – “In the heart of granite”, Penhas da Saúde. (Extension: 6.50 km / Difficulty: easy)
  • Route 2 – “In the kingdom of snow”, Ski Resort. (Extension: 7.00 km / Difficulty: medium)
  • Route 3 – “In the land of shepherds”, Verdelhos, Covilhã. (Extension: 7.00 km / Difficulty: medium)
  • Route 4 – “The golden forests”, Manteigas. (Extension: 5.00 km / Difficulty: easy)
  • Route 5 – “The boreal forests”, Manteigas. (Extension: 6.50 km / Difficulty: medium)
  • Route 6 – “Cascatas da Estrela”, Cortes do Meio (Length: 7.00 km / Difficulty: medium)

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