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Villages of Serra da Lousã and Gondramaz

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Village in Serra da Lousã

Villages of Serra da Lousã and Gondramaz

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.

Líder da Micro Tour

Luís Dias

Reservations and Customer Service, Tour leader

I often say that my work is a hobby. In addition to being a guide, traveler and hiker, I work full-time at the agency as responsible for the office hours, travel consultancy and client contact. I lead the pedestrian walks in Portugal.

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Details of Micro Tour

On this trekking weekend, we will explore on foot the villages of Serra da Lousã and the magnificent Gondramazónico trail.

In an environment of great natural beauty, with waterfalls and emblematic species such as azereiros, carvalhos, and ulmeiros, we are transported to an almost untouched and rare setting in our landscapes. These elements create a two-day hiking experience, where the paths are embraced by the majestic contours of the peaks.

On the first day, we will walk through the schist villages of Serra da Lousã, across slopes and valleys carved by water lines and beautiful trails. On the last day, we will hike to the Gondramaz Schist Village, which will surprise us with its natural beauty.

We will return home with the certainty of having discovered a surprising and extremely beautiful region.

Why this Micro Tour is a must?
  • Comfort and hospitality of the hotel in Arganil;
  • Walking through Schist Villages of Talasnal, Candal, Casal Novo, Catarredor;
  • Enjoy the hardwood forests such as oak and chestnut trees;
  • Walk the Gondramazonic trail;
  • Dinner in a traditional oven.


  • Accompanied by a Papa-Léguas guide during the weekend;
  • 2 Nights in double room at a hotel in Arganil;
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts; 1 dinner;
  • 2 pedestrian treks;
  • Coffee and/or tea during the treks;
  • 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 Journey to Arganil.

Drive to Arganil, arrival, check-in at the hotel and free time.

Optionally, the group can join together for dinner at a restaurant.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 Route Schist Villages of Serra da Lousã 8,7 miles.

Breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time, go in the participants vehicles to the village of Chiqueiro in the Serra da Lousã, where we will start today's pedestrian trail.

The march is adapted to the characteristics of the group and with stops. We will return to the vehicles around 5/5:30pm, depending on the pace of the group.

Arrival at the hotel around 6/6:30pm, free time until meeting for dinner which will be in a traditional oven in a schist village on the surroundings of Arganil.

Length: about 8,7 miles. (Possibility of increasing the walk to 11 miles)
Type: linear in mountain, rural and forest environment;
Trail: beaten earth paths; short cross-country trails.
Positive drop: 349m
Maximum altitude: 750m.
Minimum altitude: 401m.
Duration: 6 hours with stops.
Difficulty level: medium (long march but with stops).
Interest points: Schist Villages of Chiqueiro,Talasnal, Catarredor, Candal. Fauna and flora.

The Papa-Léguas guide will provide information about the geology, biology, history, and local legends.

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

Dia 3 Route of paths of Schist of Gondramaz 6,2 miles.

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and at the appointed time, go to the starting point of the walk in Miranda do Corvo.

The village is located on the western slope of Serra da Lousã, in an environment of great natural beauty, so much so that some say it is a work of nature's art.

Gondramaz, is one of the most typical schist villages of the central region, preserving its houses, ancestral details in the field of schist construction, as well as the typical framework of a mountain village, highlighting the chestnut groves and galleries of oak terraces and agricultural fields.

The trail goes around streams and valleys, forests and bushes, culminating in viewpoints with wide-ranging vistas all around.

Today's walk is a true journey through time, in which we will understand the life of its people and their traditions, made of hardships and toil, but also of communion and harmony with an omnipresent Nature.

Extension: around 6,2 miles.
Type: Circular in a mountainous, agricultural environment.
Trail: dirt and stone paths; small bush cutters.
Positive drop: 514m.
Maximum altitude: 734m.
Minimum altitude: 232m.
Duration: 5h30m /6 hours with stops.
Level of difficulty: Moderate (level 2+).

End of the walk, at 5pm, and return home.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this activity for me?

This activity includes hikes of up to 10 miles with ups and downs, and is recommended for people who enjoy walking and are in reasonable physical shape.

Who will guide this walking activity?

It is Papa-léguas guide Luís Dias.

What kind of accommodations do I stay in this weekend?

3-star hotel in double room with bathroom and shower included. Single room available for a supplement.

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

The participants' own vehicles are used, but transportation is often shared. Papa-Léguas will send a program by e-mail with information on the meeting place and accommodation.

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

Not necessarily, we can check if there is another participant wanting to share a room, if not, we charge the individual supplement.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

It depends on the number of days of the weekend, about 20 euros per day, if meals are not included and not counting gasoline and tolls to the place of the activity.

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

The activity insurance marketed by Papa-Léguas is a product of the Fidelidade Mundial insurance company. All* Papa-Léguas activities are covered by policy no. AG62929413. The insurance included in all Papa-Léguas activities includes the following amounts: Death or Permanent Disability due to an Accident: €21,606.00 Expenses for treatment, medical transport and repatriation due to an accident: €3,781.00 See all the relevant information about your insurance in this document (https://www.papa-leguas.com/acercadasatividades.asp)

What equipment is needed to do this activity?

Boots or hiking shoes, daypack and canteen, equipment adapted to the weather conditions.


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