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Guided Hiking Tour in Serra da Estrela, Portugal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1790 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1790 Euro (EUR)

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.

Itinerary:
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 / 1993 m | 6538 ft). 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 / 1993 m | 6538 ft). After breakfast there's the transfer to Torre. The Hiking trail from Torre (1993 m | 6538 ft - 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 / 1695 m | 5561 ft).
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 / 1312 m | 4304 ft). 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 / 1994 m | 6541 ft). 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.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Included:
- 7 accommodations with breakfast
- 5 picnics
- 6 dinners
- Van support
- 1 A2Z driver guide
- Snacks and fresh fruit in riding days
- Airport transfers
- Local transfers
- Maps and documentation
- GPS device and GPS tracks
- Museum fees
- Insurance
- A2Z offer and water bottle.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

From 1790,00€/person.