Get a taste of the Dão valley on full and half-day hikes.

See the hiking dates OR book your own day.
Our half- and full-day hiking excursions offer an experience of the river valley landscapes, flora and fauna and cultural heritage in the Dão region. The program also always includes a lunch because we are hiking in a wine region in rural Portugal and these three elements combined mean: eating good food together!  Come explore and get a taste of what the Dão region has to offer.

Monastery de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão ~ rio Dão ~ Monastery / 8 km
Get to know one of the most magnificent cultural heritage sites of the Dão valley: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão. Hike along the shaded banks of the Dão river.

 Quinta da Ponte ~ Entre Águas ~ Quinta da Ponte  / 18 km 

This day hike leads through one of the most biodiverse and quiet parts of the Dão valley. We'll be crossing over stepping stones and have lunch on the river bank while observing the wildlife.

 Sangemil ~ Pendedo ~ Sangemil / 8 km

On this hike we’ll be exploring the valley to the west of the popular Sangemil Dão river beach. An area with typical pastoral and agricultural lands along the river.

Santar garden village ~ Chapel Sra. dos Prazeres ~  Santar /10 km
All the qualities of the Dão valley in one hike. From the enchanting historic village of Santar, through endless Dão wine grape fields and the forest on the steep slopes of the Dão valley.

General information:
~ You can choose to join a hike on Sundays of book for your own group.
~ All hikes are circular routes.
~ Hiking level: moderate. The hikes are set out on mostly unpaved caminhos that have uneven surfaces and every hike includes some level of ascending and descending.
~ minimum size hiking group 4 & max. size group is 9
~ Program includes guide (speaks PT, ENG, NL and FR), insurance, and lunch in a restaurant or picnic on the trail.
~ Required equipment: weather appropriate and comfortable shoes and clothes, hat, 1.5 ltr. water, mask and alcohol gel.