By driving from Viana do Castelo along the valley of the River Lima, you’ll arrive at the Serra do Soajo. Alternatively, you can cross over the river at Ponte da Barca, heading towards Arcos de Valdevez and following the road further to the north. The two roads will lead you to the Serra de Soajo and the village of the same name, which is to be your starting point for discovering the culture, heritage and breathtaking natural scenery of this mountainous area.
This region has long been appreciated for its many virtues. In the 13th century, the king Dom Dinis granted special privileges to the local inhabitants, forbidding the nobility to remain here any longer than "the time needed to cool their bread on the tip of their lances," unless, of course, they were in his presence.
We suggest you stay as long as you want and appreciate the region’s landscape, culture and tasty cuisine, in which the locally-made vinho verde enjoys a prominent place.
To experience this special moment as intensely as possible, stay in one of the village houses, where you will find every kind of home comfort, coupled with a respect for tradition. Spend your time getting to know the Peneda-Gerês National Park and discovering its great wealth of fauna and flora. In spring or summer, make sure to take your swimsuit with you at all times. The region’s countless watercourses form small natural pools where you can enjoy a most pleasant and refreshing dip.