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Northern Portugal Vacations

Hiking vacations, road trips & tailormade tours to Northern Portugal

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Tucked up in the far north, on the border with Spain, is a scenic pocket of Portugal unaffected by tourism, where no one is ever in much of a hurry and where the clocks seem to tick a little slower.

Sistelo's timeless terraces

Sistelo's timeless terraces
Upper Sistelo holds landscapes seemingly as old as humankind, in a place few have ever heard of. What a joy it is to be able to share somewhere so utterly undisturbed by modernity... Read More

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River trails, on foot or on bike
It’s so easy to feel relaxed by a river, isn’t it? There’s nothing quite like a good walk to settle into the ebbs and flows. Except, that is, if you fancy a bit of gentle pedal power perhaps... Read More

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Portugal's oldest town?
Ponte de Lima may or may not be Portugal's oldest town. Either way, this is a delightful place to mooch around grand buildings, sip coffee by the river and watch pilgrims pass through... Read More

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Camino pilgrim paths
Walking the Camino for a day might not make you a pilgrim. But it will give you a taste of the pilgrim experience, walking next to those filtering their way up Portugal to Santiago... Read More

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Into Spain and back in time
In the old days, the point where the Minho River blends into the Atlantic Ocean was thought to be the end of the earth. Today, it's a good place for a short hop over the border into Galicia... Read More

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Windmills, waves & wild beaches
Next to the old windmills of Montedor and the sandy walkways of the coastal ecovias, Portugal’s beaches feel wild again, entwined with storybook tales from an Age of Discovery... Read More

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Porto & the Douro Valley
If you have more time, or want a more panoramic potter through northern Portugal, Minho fits snugly between the wine lodges of Porto and the prized vineyards of the Douro Valley... Read More

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Sistelo's timeless terraces
River trails, on foot or on bike
Portugal's oldest town?
Camino pilgrim paths
Into Spain and back in time
Windmills, waves & wild beaches
Porto & the Douro Valley

Sistelo's timeless terraces

Sistelo's timeless terraces
Upper Sistelo holds landscapes seemingly as old as humankind, in a place few have ever heard of. What a joy it is to be able to share somewhere so utterly undisturbed by modernity... Read More

1 of 7

River trails, on foot or on bike
It’s so easy to feel relaxed by a river, isn’t it? There’s nothing quite like a good walk to settle into the ebbs and flows. Except, that is, if you fancy a bit of gentle pedal power perhaps... Read More

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Portugal's oldest town?
Ponte de Lima may or may not be Portugal's oldest town. Either way, this is a delightful place to mooch around grand buildings, sip coffee by the river and watch pilgrims pass through... Read More

3 of 7

Camino pilgrim paths
Walking the Camino for a day might not make you a pilgrim. But it will give you a taste of the pilgrim experience, walking next to those filtering their way up Portugal to Santiago... Read More

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Into Spain and back in time
In the old days, the point where the Minho River blends into the Atlantic Ocean was thought to be the end of the earth. Today, it's a good place for a short hop over the border into Galicia... Read More

5 of 7

Windmills, waves & wild beaches
Next to the old windmills of Montedor and the sandy walkways of the coastal ecovias, Portugal’s beaches feel wild again, entwined with storybook tales from an Age of Discovery... Read More

6 of 7

Porto & the Douro Valley
If you have more time, or want a more panoramic potter through northern Portugal, Minho fits snugly between the wine lodges of Porto and the prized vineyards of the Douro Valley... Read More

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Sistelo's timeless terraces
River trails, on foot or on bike
Portugal's oldest town?
Camino pilgrim paths
Into Spain and back in time
Windmills, waves & wild beaches
Porto & the Douro Valley