Donkey trekking in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is located in Northern Portugal and was created in 1971. It is the only National Park in Portugal and consists of the Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês mountains.
It is home to Iberian wolves, goats, deers and wild horses that still live in the remote areas of the park. Aside from the wild animals, domesticated animals also inhabit the park and are easily seen, such as cattle with long horns, goats and indigenous sheep. The history of the National Park is reflected in the local heritage: castles, granaries and seasonal settlements are all testimonies of human civilization over the years.
With its granite landscape, oak forests, traditional villages, streams and valleys, the Peneda-Gerês National Park offers great sceneries for nature lovers.

This trekking is suitable for adults and for families with children from 3 years. You don´t have to worry about carrying your children and your picnic, because our donkeys will carry them for you.

Destination: Europe, Portugal

Self Guided

Duration: 7 days

Departure: march 1 - november 15

Price: for 2 adults 1470,00 eur per person in double room / the price for kid is 695,00 eur (in case of 2 adults + 1 kid)

Prices Include:
  • Briefing of 30 min. by a local guide on day 1
  • 6 nights at cottages (private bedroom, private kitchen and private bathroom) with breakfasts included
  • Luggage transfers from day 2 to day 6 (no weight limit)
  • Local maps and information material
  • Rental Garmin GPS device with GPS routes for each day
  • Transfer of donkeys from Viana do Castelo to the National Park (day 1 and day 7)
  • Renting of fields and shelters for donkeys during the tour
  • 6 – day donkey rental (one donkey)
  • Saddle bags for donkey
  • 5 self-guided walks
  • Local assistance
Prices Do not Include:
  • costs of transportation for getting to Peneda Geres National park
  • lunches and dinners
  • insurance
  • anything not mentioned under “the price includes”


Day 1

Arrival in Peneda–Gerês National Park

Day 2

Parada watermills

KmMt Mt Hours

Day 3

From Parada to Lindoso

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Day 4

Serra Amarela, wildlife and lagoons

KmMt Mt Hours

Day 5

From Lindoso to Soajo

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Day 6

Path of Bread and Faith in Soajo

KmMt Mt Hours

Day 7


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