5 DAYS FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA

A RICH AND DIVERSIFIED TRIP THROUGH THE VALE DAS VOLTAS LINE!

A journey that will take you from the mountain to the sea, to recharge your batteries and connect you with nature!

This trail was thought out and designed for lovers of nature and nature sports. The places you will be able to visit are breathtaking. Calm, peaceful and very beautiful. The activities chosen will give you the right dose of adventure and adrenaline to be at your best. You will also be able to learn more about the historical heritage of this region and understand people’s connection to the mountain, the sea and the train.

Comfort Level : 4 / 5 (Hotel de Charme)

Difficulty Level : 2 / 5 (Easy to Moderate)

Suggested itinerary

(fully customisable in length, experiences, accommodation, …)

Distance – 41,4 km (positive climbing 960 m; negative climbing 1 040 m)

Duration – 06 h approximately

Difficulty level – 2/5

 

São Pedro do Sul: This village has become an excellent nature destination. Its location, between the mountains of Freita, Arada and S. Macário, allows us to enjoy breathtaking landscapes while we pedal along the paths of the old Vouga railway line.

 

Vouzela: Vouzela is a small town very rich in historical heritage but also in natural heritage! In this place of great biodiversity we can find several species of great importance, many endemic, such as the oleander, which when it blooms fills the landscape with colour.

 

Overnight and dinner at Sever de Vouga

Distance – 10,2 km (negative drop 12m)

Duration – 04h approximately

Difficulty level – 02/05

 

River Vouga: The river Vouga rises at 930m altitude and is about 148 km long. This river was an important modeller of the surrounding landscape, crossing valleys and forests. It ends its course in the beautiful Ria de Aveiro, where it feeds various channels, land and marshy areas of this lagoon. 

 

Sernada do Vouga: This is an important point, as it is in Sernada do Vouga that we can find the last vestiges of the old Portuguese railway, the narrow gauge railway, still in use.

 

Lodging and dinner at Sever do Vouga

Distance – 8 km (positive drop 232m; negative drop 232m)

Duration – 05h approximately

Difficulty level – 02/05

 

Vouga Line: the Vouga Line, once very important for the survival of the communities that depended on it, went into disuse, becoming a tourist attraction of exploration, but also of historical evidence.

 

Lunch: picnic 

 

Aveiro: The city of Aveiro is famous for its lagoon, the Ria de Aveiro, for the soft eggs and for its proximity to the sea. It is a city full of charms and nooks and crannies that are good to visit. 

We end this visit to Portugal relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Aveiro.

 

Lodging and dinner at Aveiro

Transfer to Porto airport for the return home

It includes

Picnic lunch from day 4

– Train ticket to Aveiro

– Equipment necessary for the bicycle and canoeing activities

– Breakfast

– 4 nights in a charming hotel in double room

– Guide

– Transfer from and to the airport

– Transfer from and to Sever de Vouga on day 3

Does not include

Airline ticket

– Lunchs and dinners, drinks (average of 25 to 30 euros/day)

– Travel insurance / medical / repatriation

– Extras / tips / personal expenses

– Cancellation/Interruption of stay/lost luggage insurance and assistance.

– All that is not included

You can privatise this trip on the dates of your choice, just for you and your travel companions. For a private trip, the price depends on the number of participants, the choice of hotels, the desired date and the duration. In this case, we recommend that you contact us directly and we will be happy to discuss your wishes with you.

In high season, our guides and hotels may not be available. If you would like the guarantee of a guide and the hotels of your choice, we recommend that you advance your programme booking as soon as possible.

Points of Interest

Sever do Vouga, Sernada do Vouga, Vouzela, São Pedro do Sul, Macinhata do Vouga, Aveiro, Praias

Activities

Hiking, cycling, canoeing

Accommodation

Boutique hotels and hotels

Transfer

Transfer by van/car to and from Porto airport

The Guide

Bruno, our partner for adventure sports in the middle of the mountain, practicing hiking, trekking, canoe, kayak, stand up paddle, rappel, or water walk…

Price: 860 € per person (based on 4 persons)
(fully customisable in length, experiences, accommodation…)

– Accompaniment throughout the programme by a hiking guide

– 4 nights and 5 full days

– Double room

– Accommodation in charming hotels or rural houses

– Breakfasts included

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