Since the launch of the Caminho do Dão we have been receiving many requests for day hikes. Therefore, we have developed a program for the summer of 2021 of half and full day hikes.
These half or full day excursions take place always on Fridays and offer participants a taste 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!
~ on warmer days above 25 Celsius
~ costs between €22,50 and € 27,50 depending on lunch location (incl. guide, insurance and lunch)
~ half price for kids under 12 yr. on half day hikes
Santar ~ Capela Sra. dos Prazeres ~ Santar 8 km
~ on cooler days below 25 Celsius
~ costs € 35 or € 40 depending on location and type of lunch (incl. guide, insurance and lunch)
~ minimum age is 12 yr. and costs are € 30 for those under 18 yr.
Carapito ~ Serra do Pisco ~ Carapito 22 km
Alcafache ~ Santar ~ Alcafache 20 km
~ Hikes are offered every Friday and start at 9am at designated trail head.
~ Friday hike announced on Tuesday of the same week on this page.
~ Reservation deadline Thursday before noon with proof of payment.
~ 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.