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Trekking in Alvão Mountain range.

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Trekking in Alvão Mountain range.

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 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 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, 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


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 is a weekend to suit everyone who enjoys nature. It allows us to explore on foot two beautiful regions of one of the most picturesque and safeguarded corners of Portugal, the Serra do Alvão.

We will visit the beautiful Fisgas do Ermelo waterfall, carved out of quartzite by the wild Olo River.

We will walk through deciduous forests of great natural beauty where we will still find species such as the wolf or the fox as well as herds of wild goats.

Mountain villages, wide horizon views, waterfalls, traditional paths and dinner in a typical winery are some of the highlights of this weekend.


Why this Micro Tour is a must?
  • Fisgas de Ermelo Waterfalls;
  • Mountain villages of Varzigueto and Ermelo;
  • Serra do Alvão;
  • Levada do Piscaredo;


  • Accompanied by a Papa-Léguas guide during the weekend;
  • 2 nights in a hotel, double room.
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts; 2 dinners;
  • 3 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 Departure to Mondim de Basto - "Levada do Piscaredo" Trail 5,6 miles.

Departure to Mondim de Basto, check-in at hotel. Meeting the guide at the hotel - at 1:30PM (time subject to confirmation) to explore on foot the first trail of the weekend, the "Levada do Piscaredo".

A beautiful route through a levada that dates back to the XIII century, the need for water by the inhabitants of Mondim de Basto led the authorities to build a levada from the confluence of the rivers Cabrão and Cabresto to Mondim.

The primitive levada was in beaten dirt, granite slabs being placed in the 60's of the last century, during the course there are about 15 to 20 springs.

After meeting at the hotel, we will go by car to the place where the walk begins, in the locality of Mestras, to follow on foot until Mondim de Basto in a linear route.

Departure to the hotel and dinner included.

Length: around 5,5 miles.
Type: linear in forest environment.
Trail: granite and dirt tracks, short cross-country.
Positive slope: 110m
Max. altitude (Mestras): 300m.
Min. altitude (Mondim de Basto): 190m.
Duration: 4 hours with stops.
Level of dificulty: Easy

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 "Fisgas de Ermelo" Trail 8 miles

Breakfast and drive to the village of Ermelo where we will start today's walking tour.

This walk will surprise any nature lover and the "deep Portugal" because the natural and cultural ambience is unforgettable. Timelessness marks this day.

We will walk along trails with lush views of the mountain valleys, which fall in terraced streams to rivers and creeks.

One of the highlights of this day is the Fisgas do Ermelo waterfall, whose stream has carved into the rock a waterfall of hundreds of meters, creating an amphitheater of singular beauty.

We will have a picnic, shepherd style, with regional products from the mountains, during the course that until the end will wind through pine and oak forests in a natural environment of great serenity.

Finally we will arrive at the village - where we will leave - to return to Mondim de Basto.

Return to the hotel, free time to rest and dinner with the group in a typical restaurant in Mondim de Basto. Night in hotel.

Length: about 8 miles.
Type: Circular in mountainous, forest environment.
Trail: beaten earth paths, stones and short cross-country trails.
Positive Slope: 652m.
Max. altitude: 771m.
Min. altitude: 327m.
Duration: 6 hours with stops.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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

Dia 3 "Florestas do Alvão" Trail 8,6 miles.

Breakfast and departure to the village of Barreiro, known for its granaries and traditional stone houses.

On this day, the views are wide in all four directions and stretch out to the horizons, where hills, forests, and valleys blend together.

We walk towards Lamas de Olo, an emblematic village in Alvão Park where we can admire its ancestral houses and beautiful landscapes.

We will have a picnic, just like yesterday, in a pleasant location where regional products will surely give you the energy to continue the journey, now heading towards a forest of oak and birch trees of great beauty. This forest alternates with granite promontories that serve as natural viewpoints and shelters for the local fauna, such as wolves or wildcats.

The descent from the "hills" reaches the village with the murmurs of streams and the chirping of birds, in a silence interrupted only by our footsteps.

Return home.

Length: about 14 km.
Type: Circular route in a mountainous and forest environment.
Trail: Dirt and stone paths, with some small sections through vegetation.
Positive elevation gain: 652m.
Maximum altitude: 771m.
Minimum altitude: 327m.
Duration: 6 hours with breaks.
Difficulty level: Moderate.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this activity for me?

Yes, if you like to hike some of the most beautiful trails in the Serra do Alvão.

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 listed in the program.

What kind of accommodations do I stay in this weekend?

You will stay in a 3-star hotel in the friendly town of Mondim de Basto.

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 50 EUR for extra expenses, either for dinners that are not included or to buy food to take on the hikes. This amount does not include gas and tolls. 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.

Why is this trip a "MICRO TOUR"?

A great trip does not necessarily have to be measured by the number of days it takes. MICRO are trips that can take a morning or a long weekend. Usually they are in Portugal or across the border. We have already called them activities, but we think they should have the place they deserve. It's travel. They are MICRO and they are amazing.


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