Donkey trekking in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is located in Northern Portugal and was created in 1971. It is the only National Park in Portugal and consists of the Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês mountains.
It is home to Iberian wolves, goats, deers and wild horses that still live in the remote areas of the park. Aside from the wild animals, domesticated animals also inhabit the park and are easily seen, such as cattle with long horns, goats and indigenous sheep. The history of the National Park is reflected in the local heritage: castles, granaries and seasonal settlements are all testimonies of human civilization over the years.
With its granite landscape, oak forests, traditional villages, streams and valleys, the Peneda-Gerês National Park offers great sceneries for nature lovers.

This trekking is suitable for adults and for families with children from 3 years. You don´t have to worry about carrying your children and your picnic, because our donkeys will carry them for you.

Destination: Portugal, Europe

Self Guided

Duration: 7 days

Departure: march 1 - november 15

Price: for 2 adults 824,00 eur per person in double room / for 2 adults + 1 child 824,00 eur per adult, 470,00 eur per child / for 2 adults + 2 children 765,00 eur per adult, 470,00 eur per child

Prices Include:
  • 6 nights in private rural houses with private room, WC and fully equipped kitchen;
  • 6 breakfasts;
  • Private transfer from Porto airport/city to Parada do Lindoso;
  • Private transfer from Soajo to Porto airport/city;
  • Local hiking maps;
  • Rental Garmin GPS device with tracks for each hiking day;
  • Luggage transfers between hotels (day 3 and day 5);
  • Accommodation and food for our donkey;
  • Transportation of the donkey from our farm in Montaria to Lindoso and return to Montaria (day 1 and day 7);
  • 5-day donkey rental (one donkey)
  • Saddle and saddle bag for donkey to carry the picnic or a child
  • Local assistance on phone
Prices Do not Include:
  • lunches and dinners
  • insurance
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”

Itinerary

Day 1
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Arrival in Peneda–Gerês National Park

Day 2
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Parada watermills

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7 176 176 3

Day 3
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From Parada to Lindoso

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7 438 351 4

Day 4
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Serra Amarela, wildlife and lagoons

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11 254 254 4

Day 5
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From Lindoso to Soajo

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14 536 403 7

Day 6
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Path of Bread and Faith in Soajo

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8 209 209 4

Day 7
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departure

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