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Costa Verde Highlights

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Day 1: Arrival to Ponte de Lima
Make your way to the pretty town of Ponte de Lima and check into your comfortable modern hotel. Meet a member of our team at your hotel reception to receive a full briefing so you’re all set for tomorrow. Use the rest of the day to enjoy Ponte de Lima’s atmospheric squares and restaurants. The small medieval centre holds treasures such as a Gothic parish church and fortified prison tower.
Meals included: none
Overnight in 3* hotel in Ponte de Lima

Day 2: Ponte de Lima to Cossourado
Join the pilgrims as they make their way north along one of the most beautiful sections of the Portuguese Camino. The spectacular views from Labruja Mountain justify the challenge of walking uphill.
Hiking about 22 km (Elevation: + 583 m)
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Country House in Cossourado

Day 3: Cossourado to Valença do Minho
Today’s walk is easier and brings you to the fortress town of Valença with time to explore the ramparts and squares in the historical centre or even venture across the river into the Spanish town of Tui.
Hiking about 12.5 km (Elevation: + 150 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Valença do Minho

Day 4: Valença to Vila Nova de Cerveira
Head down to the River Minho this morning and follow the boardwalk and country lanes all the way to the pretty little town of Vila Nova de Cerveira. See how many works of art you can spot dotted around the town centre or simply relax with a tasty meal and a glass of vinho verde (Portuguese green wine).
Your accommodation this evening is in a historical quinta with an outdoor pool.
Hiking about 16 km (Elevation: + 93 m)
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight in Country House in Vila Nova de Cerveira

Day 5: Vila Nova de Cerveira to Vila Praia de Âncora
A walk through the sculpture-filled park takes you out of Vila Nova de Cerveira, beside the tranquil waters of the River Minho. Head inland to walk through a village before returning to the waterfront as you approach the estuary. Cross the wetlands into the historical centre of pretty Caminha.
See bobbing fishing boats and neighbouring mountains as you walk along the river to the pine forest at the very tip of Portugal. Emerge at the wide sandy beach of Moledo then follow the coastal trail to the fishing town of Vila Praia de Âncora.
Hiking about 23 km (Elevation: + 130 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 4* hotel in Vila Praia de Âncora

Day 6: Vila Praia de Âncora to Viana do Castelo
Cross the sand dunes by boardwalk to yet another ancient fortress. Today’s trail weaves between stunning stretches of coastline, attractive countryside and small villages to bring you back to the delights of Viana do Castelo.
Hiking about 19 km (Elevation: + 126 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Viana do Castelo

Day 7: Free day in Viana do Castelo
You’ll have plenty of time to see what the city has to offer, such as the restored Gil Eannes hospital ship, the colourful Costume Museum, Decorative Arts Museum and the Medieval architecture in Praça da República and surrounding streets. Try a freshly baked custard doughnut while you’re here.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in 3* hotel in Viana do Castelo

Day 8: Departure
Check out of the hotel in time for your onward journey. End of our services.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Costa Verde Highlights
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-PTGW05
8 days / 7 nights ~$835.00
Dates: Mar-Oct

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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