Hike with a Portuguese Shepherd
Discover the nature and silence of the mountain and help support a dying way of life on this overnight, weekday mountain experience. This is a truly unique, purposeful and moving experience which will not easily be forgotten. Your hosts will be a local couple, Inês…
Discover the nature and silence of the mountain and help support a dying way of life on this overnight, weekday mountain experience. This is a truly unique, purposeful and moving experience which will not easily be forgotten. Your hosts will be a local couple, Inês and Miguel, who both share a deep passion and knowledge of the area. Serra da Estrela is Portugal’s highest mountain. Local heritage conservation and revitalisation of the land and the people is truly dynamic here. Typical activities such as hiking, local products and community stories are all here for you to discover. Your accommodation will be a spacious country house with a beautiful view over the Zêzere River and Glacier Valley and Manteigas village only a short drive away. Surrounded by oak, pine and chestnut trees the house is quiet and comfortable. All experiences offered by Ines and Miguel are available in English, Portuguese or Spanish and are dedicated to sharing about the rural way of life, exploring the senses and supporting the local community.
Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place to monitor and protect from Covid19:
– All guides vaccinated
– Guides required to regularly wash hands
– Face masks required for guides
– Regular temperature checks for guides
– Hand sanitiser and face masks available to travellers
– Transportation vehicle regularly sanitised
– Accommodation regularly sanitised
– Social distancing kept throughout trip
– Tour schedule adapted to visit monuments at quieter times where possible
Pricing & Availability
DepartureDay 1. We pick you up from your accommodation within the Lisbon area.
Departure TimePlease be ready by 12:45 PM for a prompt departure at 13:00 PM.
Return TimeDay 2. Approximately 20:00 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable with suitable footwear. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.
IncludedFace masks and hand sanitiser for your useGuide who speaks English, Spanish and PortugueseHotel pick up and drop offPrivate transportation - only your group will travel
Not IncludedAny mealsEntry tickets