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Experience hosted by Gil

9 hoursHosted in Portuguese and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

During this day's tour we will start by traveling about 55 km (1 hour) between Aveiro and Albergaria da Serra in the middle of Serra da Freita:
While we are full of energy, we will start by making a circular walk for 4-5 hours (about 10 km), going through imposing waterfalls, crossing shales and granites, feeling "life" of the Earth through the bent rocks and cut by veins quartz, see rare nodules, see ancestral practices and traces of ancient peoples, visit typical villages and how geology shapes each one.
Around lunchtime, I suggest having a picnic in the mountains. I think it is the best way to make the most of our time, more economical and the best way to continue enjoying nature.
With the strength restored and with a calmer stomach, we will drive to some of the best panoramic views of Serra da Freita, interspersed with small forays on foot. At the end of the afternoon, we return to Aveiro.
Other observations
The day and time of the tour can be adjusted taking into account the traveler's availability. Departure and arrival from Aveiro, however, there may be some adjustments at the guest's request.
During this day's tour we will start by traveling about 55 km (1 hour) between Aveiro and Albergaria da Serra in the middle of Serra da Freita:
While we are full of energy, we will start by making a circular walk for 4-5 hours (about 10 km), going through imposing waterfalls, crossing shales and granites, feeling "life" of the Earth through the bent rocks and cut by veins quartz, see rare nodules, see ancestral practices and traces of ancien…

What's included

  • Food
    Fruits
  • Drinks
    Extra water
  • Transportation
    transport
  • Equipment
    Personnal accident and liability insurances

Meet your host, Gil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • Identity verified
I have been a geologist for over 15 years, working in different research groups, public institutes and in the oil & gas industry. I recently funded the "OUTCROP", a small business dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I lived and worked in different countries and different cities in Portugal. I currently live in Aveiro and whenever possible I try to develop outdoor activities, always with a close look at the geology and the interaction between human activities, natural resources and nature conservation.
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From $209
/ person
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Where you'll be

We will walk through the granites and shales of the Freita montains, between the villages of Albergaria da Serra, Candal, Manhouce and Castanheira and the Caima river springs, always around the 1000 m altitude. We will see magnificent panoramic views, imposing waterfalls, rare rock nodules, redoubled folds and typical villages, where geology is the vehicle to understand the whole landscape.

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing and footwear appropriate to the weather

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