Peneda Highlands

Hiking in Northwestern Peneda-Gerês

Hard-core climbers with their own gear can scale the face of Peneda’s gorgeous domed peak, but mere mortals can feel a similar adrenaline rush on this steep 1km trail. Start directly behind Peneda's church and follow the zigzag path up, winding past and over the dome to an artificial lake high in the hills, where wild horses graze the savannah.

Stay on the trail past the lake to make an 8km loop back to the main highway uphill from Peneda.