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Trekking in Geopark Naturtejo and Historical Villages

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Landscape in Geopark Naturtejo

Trekking in Geopark Naturtejo and Historical Villages

Condições Gerais

The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, registered under the name of Papa-Léguas, Agência de viagens e turismo Lda, with headquarters at Rua Conde de Sabugosa nº 3F, 1700-115 Lisbon. The agency is registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.

  1. Activities are understood to be all those that include:
  • One-day hiking and/or multi-activity tours in Portugal or Spain;
  • Weekend hiking and/or multi-activity tours in Portugal or Spain.
  • Travel photography courses; 
  • Travel, nature and image editing workshops;
  • Weekend nature photography workshops;
  • Travel writing workshops.

2.1. You must register for the activity you wish to participate in, through the website www.papa-leguas.com by completing the respective online form. After registering, you will have 72 hours to make the payment. If you register less than 24 hours before the start of the activity, you must make the payment by 5:00 PM on the last working day preceding it.

2.2. Your registration is only considered valid after payment is made. You can make the payment using different methods: in cash at the office of Papa-Léguas or by bank transfer to the provided IBAN, which will be sent to you in the registration email.

2.3. If payment is not made at the office of Papa-Léguas, you must validate it (bank transfer) by sending the proof of payment to the email geral@papa-leguas.com or by fax to 218452693.

2.4. After payment validation, our staff will send an email indicating the status of the reservation:

2.4.1. The reservation is confirmed when the activity has reached the minimum group size required for its realization and the maximum group size has not been reached yet. The client's spot in the activity is guaranteed.

2.4.2. The reservation is canceled when the minimum group size required for the activity has not been reached. The activity will not take place, and the client will be fully refunded.

2.4.3. The reservation is placed on the waiting list when the maximum number of participants has been reached, but a reservation has been accepted in the meantime. Our services will contact the client to provide further updates.

2.5. Pre-registrations by phone, fax, written messages, emails, or any other form of message transmission are not accepted, as well as on site payments on the day of the activity.


3.1. The prices of the activities are based on factors such as service costs, insurance, and entrance fees to museums, parks, etc. The price includes the Value Added Tax (VAT) in effect, whenever applicable. Papa-Léguas reserves the right to change the prices of the activities without prior notice.

3.2. The prices of the activities do not include meals and transportation to the meeting point, unless otherwise stated and explicitly published on the activity page under the "includes" section.

3.3. Papa-Léguas may pair up individual clients for activities that involve overnight stays in hotels or similar accommodations, based on gender and chronological order of registration. Any participant who remains isolated will be required to pay the respective single supplement (when applicable), as indicated on the activities page.


4.1. If a client registered for a specific activity wishes to change their registration to another activity or to the same activity on a different date, they may do so under the following conditions:

4.1.1 - Notify Papa-Léguas at least 72 hours in advance of the activity start time.

4.1.2 - There must be availability for the desired activity change. If there are any change fees, the client will be responsible for covering them.

4.2. If the activity is canceled by the organization, clients will receive a FULL REFUND of their registration fee.

4.3. The organizing agency is permitted to change the order of activities, routes, and departure times, if there are justifications for doing so.


5.1. The client can cancel a one-day activity and receive a full refund if the cancellation is made up to 72 hours before the activity's start time. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid.

For weekend activities, the cancellation must be communicated at least two weeks in advance of the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid. In activities that require hotel reservations, the cancellation must be communicated at least two weeks before the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid. For weekend photography activities, the cancellation must be communicated at least one month before the activity's start date. Otherwise, expenses may be incurred, or the client may lose the entire amount paid.

5.2. The no-show of the customer at the designated location, date, and time for the start of the activity is considered a cancellation and will result in the total loss of the payment made, with no right to claim a refund.

5.3. Non-appearance is defined as delays equal to or exceeding 15 minutes beyond the scheduled time.


6.1. Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the end of provision of services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the client may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund, as provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, is a member of the Customer Advocate for Travel and Tourism Agencies. To benefit from this service, you must submit your complaint in writing within 20 working days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to promptly comply with the decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Portuguese National Tourism Authority through www.turismodeportugal.pt, within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of awareness of the impossibility of its realization due to reasons attributable to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs through http://www.consumidor.pt.


7.1. The insurance included in all Papa-Léguas activities covers:

  • Death: €5000;
  • Permanent disability: €5500;
  • Treatment expenses: €500.

Please find all relevant information about your insurance here.

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Details of Micro Tour

This weekend, embark on a captivating journey through the mystical and historic lands of the “Naturtejo Geopark” of Idanha and Castelo Branco. Discover a region full of charms, visit historic villages like Monsanto and Idanha-a-Velha, and let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque village of Penha Garcia. Explore the charming and remote villages of Salvaterra do Extremo, where time seems to have stopped, and marvel at the majestic Roman bridge of Alcântara.

During the tours we will walk in lands of castles, sentinels that have guarded the border with Spain since time immemorial. Lands of legends and mysteries that are hidden in the mists of time. Lands of granite and shepherds. Lands of a grandiose landscape that makes it unforgettable in the eyes of those who see and feel it. Slowly. On foot.

Why this Micro Tour is a must?
  • Historic villages of Idanha-a-Velha and Monsanto;
  • Roman villages of Salvaterra do Extremo and the Roman bridge of Alcântara;
  • Visit to the authentic village of Penha Garcia;
  • Ride in a boat in Portas de Ródão.


  • Accompanied by the Papa-Léguas guide during the entire trip;
  • 2 Nights in double room in hotel;
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts; 1 dinner;
  • 3 hiking trails;
  • Boat ride on the Tagus River, Portas de Ródão;
  • Personal accident insurance.


  • Transport to the place of accommodation and during the activity;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Jouney to Monfortinho

Arrival in Monfortinho, if you arrive early on Friday, you can take advantage of the SPA service at the thermal baths of Monfortinho.

Check-in and free time.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 Dam Route Idanha - Idanha-a-Velha - Monsanto. Penha Garcia

Breakfast and drive to the Idanha Dam to start the journey to Idanha-a-Velha.

The landscape is beautiful among the cork oaks that flank the green banks of the dam.

Arrival in Idanha Roman (Idanha-a-Velha) through a path of polders and visit to the historic center. We continue the trail, now towards the beautiful Historical Village of Monsanto, arriving on foot to this village is a rewarding experience, for the views and for its symbolism.

From Monsanto, we will drive to Penha Garcia and walk for 1h30m - 2h to get to know this beautiful village, known for its architectural but also geological heritage.

Back to the hotel, free time and dinner.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Route "Trilhos do Conhal" 1 6,8 miles - boat ride on Tagus River 1h30m

Breakfast and check-out. We go to Nisa to walk the "Trilhos do Conhal", Conhal Trails, located on the banks of the Tagus River and in the region of the "Portas de Ródão".

We start the journey in Arneiro towards the Serra de S. Miguel to enjoy beautiful views of the "Portas de Ródão" from its top, a natural quartzite monument of great beauty that is home to several species of birds, such as the black stork and the emblematic griffon vulture, whose local community exceeds several dozen.

After contemplating a magnificent landscape, we start our descent towards Conhal, an extensive heap of pebbles, witnessing the extraction of gold during the Roman and medieval eras. On the way back to the starting point, the village of Arneiro, we will drive to the pier of Vila Velha de Ródão, where we will embark for the boat ride of about 1.5 hours that will cross the waters of the Tagus near the Portas de Ródão and its surroundings.

Return to the cars and end of the activity.

Length: about 6,8 miles.
Type: Circular in a mountain and rural environment.
Trail: Dirt roads; short cross-country paths.
Accumulated Drop: 408m
Maximum Altitude: 285m
Minimum Altitude: 79m
Duration: 5 hours with stops
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this activity for me?

Yes, if you want to walk some of the trails between Idanha-a-Velha, Monsanto and Penha Garcia, and the Conhal Trail in Vila Velha de Rodão, and even take a boat ride through the Portas de Ródão, this activity is for you.

Who will guide this weekend?

It's Luís Dias, who, in addition to his experience in managing the group, will take you on a tour of the trails and visits listed in the program.

What kind of accommodations do I stay in this weekend?

You will stay, the two nights, in a 3-star hotel in the Geopark Naturtejo region.

What kind of transportation do we use on the weekend and how do I get to the meeting place?

The participants own vehicles will be used, but transportation sharing is common. Contact us if you need a ride or want to share your car with other participants. When you sign up, we will email you a program with all the details for getting to the meeting place.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you don't want to be alone in the accommodation, you can share it with another registered person. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same weekend in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration. If the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone will have to pay the respective individual supplement.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

Take 60 euros that will be used to pay for food for the weekend hikes and other extras like coffees or a cold drink after the hikes. This does not include expenses for gasoline and tolls.

Is insurance included in the program? What does it cover?

It is not included. Contact Papa-Léguas for more information regarding insurance.

What equipment is needed to do this activity?

Take hiking boots, daypack and canteen, equipment that will protect you from the weather, such as a waterproof, windbreaker, or polar fleece liner.


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