Rating in Portugal
$ 1151

PORTUGAL'S EMERALD COAST

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1151
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Porto
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1151
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary & Travel
  • Accomodation

Overview

One-week guided walking holidays from the north west corner of Portugal. This is a gem of a holiday, based in the beautiful Costa Verde.

All about Portugal's Emerald Coast

Wonderful walks and a beautiful location.

Guided Walking Holidays - Portugal's Emerald Coast

Based in the beautiful Costa Verde, famous for its mountains, lush green countryside, beautiful beaches and “Vinho verde”, this is a captiv­ating and unforgettable destination.  Experience this journey with Ramblers Walking Holidays. 

We stay in the coastal town of Praia de Ancora in the north west corner of Portugal.

Our time will be spent exploring our base, walking the coast line, crossing over the Rio Minho in a delightful small chain ferry into Galicia to visit the Mountain of Santa Tecla with its sanctury and its celtic settlements. Other walks will take us into the mountains of the Serra d’Agra using old tracks which link the numerous old mountain villages.

This area of Portugal is renowned for its lush, green landscape, gentle sea breezes, and of course, great beaches. The area has been inhabited since pre-historic times and is rich in natural and cultural history ranging from Neolithic to Roman times, with villages full of history for us to visit.

There will also be time to relax on the beaches and maybe take a dip in the sea before enjoying the sunset and local cuisine.



Why not extend your stay in Portugal with our Northern Highlights holiday which combines Portugal's Emerald Coast and Wilderness Parks of Northern Portugal

Holiday Highlights

  • Walking through the mountains of Sera de Agra using old tracks that link the ancient local villages.
  • Walking through the luxuriant Ancora valley with its sparkling streams and peaceful little villages.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Gatwick to Oporto (TAP Portugal and British Airways).
      Airport transfers.
      En-suite accommodation.
      Half board meals with dinners taken in the hotel and local restaurants.
      Services of a dedicated leader.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance

Itinerary & Travel

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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 4 and Grade 6

  1. Day 1

    We fly from London Gatwick to Oporto. On arrival transfer by coach to Hotel Meira in Praia de Ancora (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes). Our excellent four star hotel is located in the very heart of this charming town with all facilities within a few minutes' walk, and allowing us to eat out each evening at local restaurants.

  2. Day 2 to 7

    The northern coast of Portugal is simply very beautiful. In an area famous for its young wine, Vinho Verde, you will find a lush green landscape, quiet beaches, traditional villages and excellent local cuisine. Our 2 leaders, 2 grades walking programme allows us to fully explore the area as we cross the Rio Minho, into Galicia, Spain, visit the Ancora Valley, and also go up into the Serra d'Agra mountains following ancient tracks. Please refer to the Walks & Excursions section for details on the walking programme.

  3. Day 8

    Transfer by road to Oporto Airport for return flight to London Gatwick

Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr 15mins).
  • Flights Gatwick–Oporto, TAP Portugal or British Airways.

Trip Map

See where this holiday travels to.

Accomodation

Our Accommodation on this holiday

Hotel Meira

Located just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the charming Priaia das Criancas beach and five minutes from the town centre, the modern, yet cosy Hotel Meira provides a relaxing base for our holiday. Its excellent facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace, restaurant, bar and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. All of the recently refurbished rooms feature air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, safes, and satellite TV. Breakfasts and dinners are included, and are taken at the Hotels own Dona Belinha restaurant, which serves the best in traditional Portuguese cuisine, as well as a buffet breakfast with a large range of choice.


All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Ramblers Walking Holidays
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