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Guided Luxury Walking Tour in Serra da Estrela

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Walk through the magnificent Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in Continental Portugal. Extraordinary glacial lagoons, deep valleys, and beautiful rivers. You will definitely be astonished by this trip.

This is a privileged and unique territory in the middle of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. You can enjoy a diversified, attractive and well-preserved landscape with places of great beauty and tranquility. Serra da Estrela is the only Portuguese mountain region where the glacial action left unique visible marks such as polished rocks, boulders, glacial lagoons and deep U-shaped valleys such as the Zêzere Glacial Valley. Water is a key element in this region.

 Day 01 - Arrival to Coimbra

Transfer from Coimbra to Manteigas. At the heart of Serra da Estrela, you will enjoy the unique Hotel we have to offer and hike the trails around it.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 02 - Walking Tour 1: Zêzere Glacier Valley (14 km | 8 mi)

This is a path of incredible beauty through the U-Shaped Zêzere Glacial Valley. In the final part of the Route, you will have a steep climb to Torre, the highest point in continental Portugal (1993 m | 6538 ft).

Return to Manteigas.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 03 - Walking Tour 2: Torre - Loriga hiking trail (11 km | 7 mi)

After breakfast, there's the transfer to Torre. The Hiking trail from Torre (1993 m | 6538 ft - the highest point of continental Portugal) to Loriga (830 m | 2723 ft) is one of the most spectacular trails in Estrela Mountain range area. On this mountain trail, you will pass through water dams, huge rock formations, and boulders.

Return to Manteigas.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 04 - Walking Tour 3: The Coal hiking route (20 km | 12 mi)

The Coal Route is part of the Manteigas history. This trail, besides crossing the "Penhas Douradas" (Golden Rocks). The privilege of getting to know these sites is complemented by the "Vale das Éguas" (Mares Valley), the water mirror of "Vale Rossim" (Rossim Valley), the "Charca do Perdigueiro" (Pointer Lagoon), the incredible landscape over the "Vale Glaciar" (Glacial Valley) and the accumulation of mountains that spreads until Spain.

Return to Manteigas.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 05 - Walking Tour 4: The Boar and the Inferno Well (13 km | 8 mi)

The Boar Route will allow you to see the humanized landscape with a panoramic view over the Manteigas village. You will cross magnificent forests, climb to the top of the Leandres stream and enjoy the view of the "Inferno Well" waterfall.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 06 - Walking Tour 5: The Moors Corridor Route (19 km | 12 mi)

The Moors Corridor Route is gifted with an unsettling mystical beauty with full biodiversity. On this trail you can visit the extensive and impressive ridge of the Moors Corridor (therefore its name), the ancient threshing grounds, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, St. Lawrence Chapel, the quartzite outcrops, the magical Covão Bridge and other delightful places.

Overnight in Manteigas.

 

Day 07 - Coimbra

Transfer to Coimbra. Between the sea and the mountains, Coimbra, due to the University is, above all, a land of student bohemia and familiarity. Here you can visit many historical monuments such as beautiful convents, monasteries, churches, and aqueducts. Also noteworthy are the various renowned museums the city has.

Overnight in Coimbra.

 

Day 08 - Departure

Transfer to Coimbra train station.

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Duration
8 Days

7 accommodations with breakfast

5 picnics

6 dinners

Van support

1 A2Z driver-guide

Snacks and fresh fruit

Airport transfersLocal transfers

Maps and documentation

GPS tracks (using the app "Ride with GPS" on your phone)

Museum fees

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Portugal A2Z Walking & Biking

Rua Mina do Lenhite  L9 nº60 R/C Esq
2415-524  Leiria
Phone 911 122 293
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Updated: June 24, 2020

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