Explore the mountains and countryside of Portugal

The topography of continental Portugal is extraordinary for its wide diversity in such a small territory. It is in the North and Centre regions that it is possible to find the largest number of mountains, with the highest point of the country in the “Tower” of the Estrela Mountain (Serra da Estrela), where it frequently snows during Winter. Turbulent waters from the Rivers Mondego, Zêzere, Alva, and tributaries, glide over these mountains separated by several valleys, some covered in ice… Many of these mountains are part of the network “Natura 2000”, of Geoparks that are European classifications, as well as of the Unesco.

On the Lousã mountain (Serra da Lousã) with its magical forests, there still are historical, ancient, and mysterious shale villages. On the mountains of Freita and Arestal, we can observe an austere plateau contrasting with their impressive waterfalls and troubled rivers. On the Arrábida mountain, we discover an astonishing Mediterranean landscape, with an unforgettable view of the sea.

Along the course of the Portuguese rivers, between mountains and valleys, the fluvial beaches also are true havens surrounded by crystal-clear waterfalls, trees, and grassed areas; the fluvial beaches that stand out are Loriga-Seia, Senhora da Piedade in Lousã, Penhas Dourada in Serra da Estrela, Fragas de Sao Simao and many other to dive in…
More to the South, the landscapes become flatter, yet, the Monchique Mountain (Serra de Monchique), a true garden in Algarve, is worth a visit… Without forgetting about the fabulous historic and architectural role, still visible in the countryside cities, such as Chaves, Lamego, Bragança, Monsanto, Monsaraz, Évora, Moura…

LIVE EXPERIENCES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL

Walking and trekking in the mountains

Walking or trekking in the mountain range nature, forests, valley, and visiting some of Portugal’s most beautiful historic shale and granite villages. Accompanied by a walking guide.

Adventure sports in the waters of the mountain ranges

Practice stand-up paddle, canoe, canyoning… all while admiring landscapes with another perspective, gliding on transparent waters of Portugal’s rivers and lagoons. Accompanied by an experienced animator.

Aquatic hiking in rivers of mountain ranges

Aquatic hiking in nature, wandering through water wells, waterfalls, and fluvial pools, of fresh and crystal-clear waters from Portuguese rivers and tributaries. Accompanied by a walking guide.

Walks and Jeep drives, exploring nature and breathtaking points of view

Jeep drives and walks in the forest, reaching spectacular scenic points of view and encountering Portugal’s wildlife. Accompanied by a walking guide.

Photography tour

Photography tours of sceneries and people, by car with a professional photographer, to capture the magic of Portugal’s mountains, valleys, and coasts, as well as its people and traditions.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Astrophotography tour with a professional photographer to capture the starry night sky in breathtaking places in Portugal.

MTB rides in nature

MTB or e-MTB rides in nature, through parks, forests or river banks in Portugal. With an experienced local guide.

Boat trips on rivers and their tributaries

Navigation through the most emblematic, calm and charming rivers of Portugal. With a skipper and its team.

Fauna and flora observation walks

Wildlife observation hikes through the heights of Portugal's mountains. Guided by a professional biologist.

TOUR IDEAS

SóPraSi organizes tailor-made, private, and personalised tours that allow you to discover Portugal exclusively and to meet the men and women that make the country’s richness. In this sense, these trip ideas are some of the many experiences combinations that we can offer, and that can be completely revisited to:
– Reduce the length of some experiences
– Increase the length of others
– Replace activities, hotels, and restaurants
– Change the routes, itineraries…


We think it is important to exchange directly with you, to understand your expectations and tastes in the best way. We are available at all times, to organize meetings, whether by phone call or by video call, to elaborate an unforgettable trip, fully personalised according to your tastes, that matches your budget, and created “Só Para Si” (“just for you”)!

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