In the Minho, walking and hiking are the best way of exploring the greenest of Portugal’s regions.
Explore the stunning landscape of the Peneda Gerês Natural Park on any of its various routes. Head past dolmens and Roman remains. You’ll also come across animals indigenous to the park, such as wild horses and birds of prey, and the friendly ‘Gerês Garrano’ pony, which has been domesticated for riding,
Explore the Serra de Arga hills and the paths leading down to the coast at Esposende.
In Viana do Castelo, take the Poço Negro trail along two kilometres of outstanding natural coastline.
You can take to the countryside around Paredes de Coura too, on a path that leads onto the Lajes do Alto Waterfall.
And in Ponte de Lima, hike the trails that run alongside the Bertiandos and S. Pedro de Arcos lagoons.