The River Lima flows from the mountains of the magnificent Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês which divides into three distinct regions. You can easily visit the bulk of the central area from the main resort, the spa town of Caldas do Gerês or from the lakeside Campo do Gerês. Caldas do Gerês (aka Vila do Gerês), a mountain village spectacularly sited in a densely wooded valley, consists of little more than a one-way system running either side of a babbling brook and, weekends aside, when Portuguese picnickers arrive en masse, it’s a relaxed base from which to explore the surrounding peaks and woodlands.
Waymarked trails and paths cover large areas of the park and there are dozens of hiking opportunities, from short strolls to day treks across whole sections of the park. Though you can tour a fair bit of the park in a day or two, give yourself a good two days for each section if you want to make the most of excellent walks.Read More