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North Portugal Inn to Inn Walking Holiday

Walk through timeless mountain valleys, chat with passing pilgrims, drink wine by the river and stroll past Atlantic dunes in Portugal's peaceful north.

Beyond Porto is a Portugal few visitors get to see. From the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park to the riverside trails of Ponte de Barca and the Atlantic coast around Caminha, this self-guided walk is nothing if not varied.

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Day 1 - Celebrate your arrival with a winery visit

Travel with your guide from Porto to the Lima Valley, visiting a traditional winery for an introduction to the area, and a glass of Vinho Verde.
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Day 2 - Explore the ancient trails and terraces of Sistelo

Set off to explore the beautiful terraced landscape of this remote, rural paradise. Two different walking options are available, depending on your energy levels.
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Day 3 - Follow the river down the mountain

Walk along wooden walkways following the riverbank. If the weather is warm, enjoy a cooling dip along the way. Settle in to your beautiful hotel on the river's edge.
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Day 4 - Walk to historical Ponte de Lima

Walk today along the larger Lima river as it, like you, flows towards the Atlantic. Explore the historical Ponte de Lima and maybe enjoy a wine tasting at the Vinho Verde museum.
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Day 5 - Pilgrim for a day along the Camino

Today is a more challenging day of walking as you cross the hills along a stretch of the Caminho de Santiago, sharing a day with the pilgrims on this ancient cultural highway.
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Day 6 - Walk or cycle along the Minho river

A short transfer this morning takes you to the shores of the Minho river to walk along the shore from a fortress to a beautiful estate overlooking the river where you spend the night.
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Day 7 - Enjoy great views from the Spanish shore

Cross the Minho river on a small boat for a walk along a Spanish beach to the port of A Guarda where you can visit one of the largest Iron Age settlements on the Iberian Peninsula.

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