Shale Villages Tour


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Shale Villages Tour

Highlights / General details
Wander through the dense mountain province of Beira Baixa, where charming villages are tucked into forested valleys and tumbling rivers weave through enormous rock formations. On this private day tour, walk along the region’s excellent trails, wandering past cork, carob, and olive trees. Your excursion begins when your guide picks you at your hotel in Lisbon and whisks you away to the Portuguese countryside. As you drive, listen to an informative overview of the region's history, learning how these peaceful villages were once protectors of the country, serving as an outer rim of security with their stone-built façades. Visit a handful of these villages, perched high among rolling hilltops, offering panoramic views that made it nearly impossible for would-be invaders to approach undetected. Follow hiking trails meandering through the nearby forests, passing by tumbling rivers and glacial valleys. Along your journey move through peaceful groves of cork, carob and olive trees as your guide tells you stories and legends about the region. As the day comes to an end, it's time to return to Lisbon.

Points of interest: The historic mountain province of a Beira Baixa features some of the most spectacular landscapes in Portugal, from upland plains of enormous boulders to towering mountain peaks.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Transportation from/to Lisbon; Private air-conditioned vehicle; Food and beverages; English guide.


Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 9:00am.

Approximately all day.

Participant restrictions
Due to uneven paths, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
No mixing of groups for unique and exclusive experience.
There is a minimum of two people and a maximum of 8 people per vehicle.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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