What To Expect
Join an adventure to discover the great beauty that is the Serra de Estrela. Set out on a 3-day hiking trip to the mountain range as well as its surrounding natural attractions such as the Lagoa of Viriato, the Covão de Ferro Valley, and so much more!
Start the trip by enjoying a comfortable hotel pickup at 15:00 from your hotel in Lisbon going to your first destination, the Penhas da Saúde mountain village. Here, you will revel in the flavors of a scrumptious dinner. After dinner, spend the night at the Pião Campsite. Participants will be accommodated at the mountaineering tents pitched at the campsite.
After a hearty breakfast, you and your guide will start crossing the Serra de Estrela. Take your lunch at a homey restaurant at the Penhas da Saúde mountain village which boasts of its authentic Serra da Estrela cuisine. When lunch is finished, head over to the Lagoa of Viriato or the Viriato Lake, which is named after a Lusitanian warrior who defended against the Romans in the said mountain range.
Next, come to the Covão de Ferro Valley where you may get to see the three guardians of
Serra da Estrela, the Magro e Gordo, and the Cântaro Raso. Go up to the upper plateau of the Serra da Estrela when you climb up the slopes of the mountain range. After an hour more of climbing, you will be able to reach the summit.
End the day with a victory photo up the summit. Then, depart to your overnight accommodation at the mountain refuge where a hot shower and a comfortable sleeping arrangement will greet you. Amenities such as a bathroom, a shared lounge and kitchen area, a bar, and a TV are readily available. Ski equipment rentals and storage are readily available at the mountain refuge.
In the morning, enjoy breakfast and begin your journey to visit the Loriga Glacial Valley. To reach the village of Loriga, you will return to the Penhas da Saúde village. Scenic views will greet you on your way to the village.
Once you've reached the village, dinner will be served. The night will end with transfers back to your hotel in Lisbon.
2 dinners in a local restaurant in the Serra da Estrela
Overnight stay on campsite
Hot water shower
Breakfast (1 sandwich with juice or milk)
1 Lunch (Cheese or ham sandwich with juice)
Liability and personal accident insurance
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 9 years old and below are not advised to take part in this activity.
Piolets and crampons are available when this activity is booked from the months of December to March.
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