Getting there & around
Empresa Hoteleira do Gerês (253 262 033) buses go from Braga to Vila do Gerês (€3.50, 1½ hours) hourly during the week and six times Saturday and Sunday.
Salvador buses pass through Ponte da Barca twice on weekdays on their way from Arco de Valdevez to Soajo and Lindoso (€2.20, one hour) in Parque Nacional de Peneda-Gerês.
Note that the back roads can be axle-breakers, even when maps suggest otherwise. There’s no practical way to travel between the Peneda and Gerês sections of the park, except from outside of it – most conveniently via Spain, or back through Braga.