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  • Siza Veira Tour
    was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996 Porto is the capital of the North and the second largest city in the country its hard working inhabitants are noted for their commercial enterprise always standing firm against outside impositions and foreign invaders which explains why Porto has become known as the unvanquished city In addition to its history any visitor to Porto will be quickly impressed by the forceful character both

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  • Porto Surf Safari
    was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996 Porto is the capital of the North and the second largest city in the country its hard working inhabitants are noted for their commercial enterprise always standing firm against outside impositions and foreign invaders which explains why Porto has become known as the unvanquished city In addition to its history any visitor to Porto will be quickly impressed by the forceful character both

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  • Romanesque Tour
    declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996 Porto is the capital of the North and the second largest city in the country its hard working inhabitants are noted for their commercial enterprise always standing firm against outside impositions and foreign invaders which explains why Porto has become known as the unvanquished city In addition to its history any visitor to Porto will be quickly impressed by the forceful character both of

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  • Barcelos Market
    declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1996 Porto is the capital of the North and the second largest city in the country its hard working inhabitants are noted for their commercial enterprise always standing firm against outside impositions and foreign invaders which explains why Porto has become known as the unvanquished city In addition to its history any visitor to Porto will be quickly impressed by the forceful character both of

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  • Gerês Trail
    nature preserving ancient values and traditions that can be seen in landscape The exuberant vegetation covering the mountains exhibit every shade of green include a holly bush wood unique at a national level and endemic species such as the Gerês lily whose blue violet colours grace the fields The rugged mountainous terrain is cut across by rapidly flowing rivers and streams including many waterfalls which finally slow down their pace in dams such as those of Caniçada Vilarinho das Furnas or Portela do Homem The landscapes are quite stunning Keep your eyes peeled because you may be able to spot a roe deer symbol of the Park or its predator the Iberian wolf It is more common to come across garrano ponies which are small wild horses that run freely across the hills You re also likely to find Barrosã cattle and dark haired Castro Laboreiro dogs that look after the flocks of goats and sheep which move between the brandas and inverneiras in the different seasons You ll find ideal conditions for practising activities such as hiking WHAT TO BRING proper shoes avoid flat soles windbreaker backpack lunch water 1 5 liters hat sunscreen camera TOUR DETAILS TRAIL SPECS

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  • Oak Trail
    services triggered a process of afforestation and forest valuation space which until then it was excessive wild pastoral activity Today it has an important role to level of conservation of nature which allowed its inclusion as Classified Site of the European Network NATURA 2000 and the Protected Areas Network from Portugal Alongside this classification is also important human heritage rural communities which allowed shaping this territory WHAT TO BRING proper

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  • Bussaco Trail
    the viewpoints the Cruz Alta offers a privileged view over the entire region between Coimbra and Serra do Caramulo or the forest houses Currently it lodges 105 hectares and has one of the best dendrological collections of the Europe with about 250 species of trees and shrubs with notable examples It is one of the richest forests in natural architectural and cultural heritage it can be divided into three landscape units Arboretum Gardens and Valley of Ferns and Relic Forest The National Forest Buçaco provides food shelter and refuge for more than hundred and fifty species of vertebrates some of great conservation value such as Iberian endemic or protected species The biodiversity found in Buçaco expresses the uniqueness and heritage value of this magical space and requires its preservation The Convent of the Holy Cross of Bussaco linked to the eremitical practice of Discalced Carmelites and to the reforming action of St Teresa of Ávila and St Jonh of the Cross compelled the creation of one of the most original Deserts of this Order Its story begins in 1628 The construction of Bussaco Palace Hotel meant the destruction of convent structures attached to the church corridor and patios WHAT TO

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  • Lousã Trail
    to savour their gastronomic delights made from recipes passed down from generation to generation Or take with us a handmade article in linen or wood into which the local craftsmen have put all their knowledge This land also has preserved castles that appear to emerge out of the mist straight out of fairy tales and museums and monuments that bear witness to what life was like many years ago But much of their charm is in the pure nature In the river beaches with crystal clear water where you can spend moments of relaxation and in the forests you can discover on foot following the Schist paths The 27 villages spread across the Lousã and Açor ranges and quite close to Serra da Estrela are called schist villages because this is the stone used in the construction of houses and is abundant in the region The various shades of this rock also used for paving the narrow winding streets mingle seamlessly into the colours of the natural landscape and it is not always easy to distinguish them But it s worth a try WHAT TO BRING proper shoes avoid flat soles windbreaker backpack lunch water 1 5 liters hat sunscreen

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