HIKE & SWIM in Gerês National Park

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Adriano

10.5 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes transportation and equipment

What you'll do

COVID-19
To comply with safety measures on transport everyone needs to use a mask at all times while inside the car.

PROGRAM.
Gerês National Park is situated 1h30 hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee.

What we will do...
From June to September

We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles) hike which will take us to 10 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided into 2 stages, 4.5 km (2.3 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where we will stay for around 1 hour to dive in the amazing natural pools (depending on people willingness we can stay a bit longer) and then the other 4.5 km (2.3 miles) back to the starting point. The path is in an uneven terrain but without steep slopes.

We can consider this hike:

Difficult: for people not used to walk in the city for at least 10 km
Medium: for people used to hike for 10 km in the countryside
Easy: For people used to hike for more than 10 km in uneven terrain with steep slopes.

After the hike, we will have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before our way back to Porto city.

Arrival in Porto will be around 6:30 PM.
COVID-19
To comply with safety measures on transport everyone needs to use a mask at all times while inside the car.

PROGRAM.
Gerês National Park is situated 1h30 hour driving from Porto and this is what it will take to be in the heart of the park however we will stop midway to stretch our legs and have a coffee.

What we will do...
From June to September

We will have a 9 km (4.6 miles) hike which…

What's included

  • Transportation
    This trip will take 1.5 hours driving each way, so 3 hours in total. if you...
  • Equipment
    Insurance

Meet your host, Adriano

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 644 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Adriano and I'm from Madeira Island.
I lived in this amazing island until my 18 years old, when i had to moove to Porto to do my studies and where I started my hiking experiences more than 15 years ago.

Always passionated for hiking, I organized my first hiking excursion by myself to my friends when I was only 13 years old. A bit crazy due to the difficulty of it, but we did well and since then I never stoped.

Last year I opened 2 hiking experiences on AIRBNB in Gerês National Park, Porto and in 1 years I got more than 600 reviews :) .

Due to the success of it, i asked 2 friends, Miguel and Tito, to be my co-hosts and help me with that, which allows me now to come back to Madeira and open a hiking experience in the place I born and that I know so well.

Hope you can join us and love it as others did ;)
My name is Adriano and I'm from Madeira Island.
I lived in this amazing island until my 18 years old, when i had to moove to Porto to do my studies and where I started my hiking experiences more than 15 years ago.

Always passionated for hiking, I organized my first hiking excursion by myself to my friends when I was only 13 years old. A bit crazy due to the difficulty of it, but we did well and since then I never stoped.

Last year I opened 2 hiking experiences on AIRB…
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/person
Mon., Aug. 2
$73 per person
$73 per person
Tue., Aug. 3
$88 per person
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Join 5 other guests
$88 per person
Wed., Aug. 4
$88 per person
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$88 per person

Where you'll be

Our first stop will be in midway for a coffee, and stretch our legs, this because we know you are on Holidays, so we will not annoy you with so much time inside a car :).

Gerês National Park is just the best natural park in Portugal with incredible views and a lot of hidden pools wich we'll visit some on this particular tour. Any nature lover can do this amazing hike with a stop midway for a swim in nature to refresh from the warm temperatures.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 644 reviews.

Oryana
July 2021
We really loved and enjoyed this experience. The place is beautiful, the hiking is great and the natural pools are amazing. Last, but no least, our guide Adriano, makes the whole tour better, he’s such a funny guy. I recommend it for sure!
Rosie
July 2021
If you are looking for a great, fun outdoors day in a super beautiful place, with professional and fun guidance and a small group, look no more!!! Luis is an amazing guide! Geres is unique and beautiful, I couldn’t move my eyes away from the beautiful landscape and flowers!! Swimming in the lagoon was sensational. The hike was not tiring but definitely great exercise. The other members of this tour were also so nice, I enjoyed the tour more because of them. Thank you Luis!!!! :)
If you are looking for a great, fun outdoors day in a super beautiful place, with professional and fun guidance and a small group, look no more!!! Luis is an amazing guide! Gere…
Marine
July 2021
Cette excursion était tellement agréable et amusante! Le guide était très attentionné, il avait une si grande énergie à nous faire découvrir le parc national. L’endroit était magnifique. Je recommande vraiment!!
Antoine
July 2021
Superbe balade dans un cadre magnifique !! Avec baignade et saut dans les 5 lagunes ! Au top ! Tito notre guide du jour a été parfait.
Chloé
July 2021
Super expérience, une superbe randonnée avec Miguel qui est toujours à l'écoute et très dynamique. Un lieu magnifique ! Si vous voulez voir les alentours de Porto et sortir des lieux trop touristiques je recommande à 1000 %
Carlijn
July 2021
This excursion was so nice and fun! The tour guide had such a great energy and the national park is breathtaking. Definitely recommend 😁

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water and food for the day

Towel, Sunscreen and Swimming suit (In case you would like to swim)