Between 8.30 and 9.00 a.m., your guide you'll pick you up at your accommodation in Porto. If you want to confirm if your accommodation is included in this range, feel free to contact us and arrange all the details. After around one hour driving from Porto, we will arrive in the magic mountains of Freita and Arada, a beautiful nature destination perfect for people that are looking for a direct contact with the fresh air from the countryside and the breeze from the mountains. We will go through ways and alleys, between unique geologic phenomena, traces of human occupation with thousands of years, traditional villages, breathtaking landscapes and scenic views that are refuge of several wild animals that, if we are quiet enough, we might be able to observe. The clean and transparent water from the rivers and streams from these mountains are very inviting to swim during the summer and very impressive for its strength during the winter. This adventure will open space in your stomach to local delicacies, coming directly from the mountain to your table!
I'm Luís! I was raised in the beautiful village of Arouca and this is the place I call home! I’m archaeologist and I have been working in this field for a few years now, including relating it with tourism. I am the co-founder of "A Cesta Tours", a company that works to provide the most genuine Portuguese experiences. We work with local guides, in diversefied fields like history, archaeology, biology or tourism, that strive to show you the best that the North of Portugal has to offer. Our team is waiting for you to give you the best experience ever!
Entrée ticket to «Casa das Pedras Parideiras»
Pick-up at your accommodation in Porto. Groups up to 3 people will be picked-up with a Renault 4GTL (our Portuguese 4x4)…
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We will visit some of the most inaccessible secrets of the Arouca UNESCO Geopark, like the biggest waterfall at Continental Portugal, amazing panoramic viewpoints from where you can see Porto, lonely moutains and lost villages with cristal waters where you may take a swim.
OffRoading/walking Arouca UNESCO Geopark