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

Cross the river over stepping stones

Discover hidden trails

Since the launch of the Caminho do Dão we have been receiving many requests for day hikes. Therefore, we started developing a program of half and full day hikes so people can get a taste of the Caminho do Dão. These excursions offer hikers an experience of the diversity of landscapes and of cultural heritage in the Dão region.
The program also always includes a lunch because this is Portugal and that means group activities have to include a moment of good food and eating together!

Caminho do Dão day-hiking routes:

Monastery de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão ~ rio Dão ~ Monastery 7 km

Get to know one of the most magnificent cultural heritage sites of the Dão valley: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão.

 Sangemil ~ Pendedo ~ Sangemil 8 km

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

 Quinta da Ponte ~ Entre Águas ~ Quinta da Ponte  20 km 

This day hike leads through one of the most biodiverse and quiet parts of the Dão valley.

Nossa Senhora de Prazeres, Dão river, Santar Garden Village, Nossa Senhora de Prazeres 18 km.
This hike is currently being developed and will be launched in March 2022.

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Half day hikes:
~ Costs for adults between €22,50 and € 27,50 including guide, lunch and insurance.
~ Costs for children between 5 and 12 yr. between € 12,50 and € 17,50 including guide, lunch and insurance.
~ Between Jun and October on hot days (above 25 Celsius) we only do half day hikes.

Day long hikes:
~ Costs for adults between €35 and € 40 including guide, lunch and insurance.
~ Costs for children between 12 and 18 yr. between € 27,50 and € 32,50 including guide, lunch and insurance. 12 yr. is the minimum age unless children have hiking experience.
~ Only cooler days below 25 Celsius.

General information:
~ 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.


Please make your payment to:
Moinhos do Dão, atividades turisticas lda.  / NIF 502722576
IBAN: PT50 0018 0000 3915 7465 0013 6 / Reference: Caminhos do Dão