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  1. Michael - The Boys Abroad
    October 21, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    What an awesome hike! So nice to see something else to do in Portugal thats not the beaches. You managed to do it in great time too..

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:11 am

      I am not a beach person so give me a mountain to climb any time!

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  2. Shona
    October 22, 2017 @ 1:46 am

    I think I could probably tackle this hike. The beautiful scenery and a chance to see some animals in the morning would be fab. Great tips for preparation for novice hikers (me!) 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:10 am

      Yeah, you’d be fine. The first bit is uphill but once you get past that, it’s all downhill pretty much! Glad you’ve found these useful!

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  3. California Globetrotter
    October 22, 2017 @ 9:17 am

    So beautiful but how can Portugal only have ONE national park!? That’s crazy! Would definitely love to hike this one day! My husband and I are getting more into hiking on our trips! ##feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:09 am

      I know right?! When I found out, I just HAD to go. The hike isn’t super demanding but there are even easier ones in the park. Awesome that you are beginning to hike more!

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  4. James
    October 23, 2017 @ 9:55 pm

    The PR-3 trail at Peneda-Gerês National Park looks like it has some good photo ops! I have been on many walks in Portugal so I’m familiar with how the signage works. I understand where you’re coming from you say keep your eyes open for the signage! That’s a good tip about going early to see the wildlife and also avoid the hot sun!
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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:07 am

      Thanks James – yep the signage was great on this hike but hit and miss on the next one (where I got lost). Do you recommend any other walks in Portugal?

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  5. Sanna Vegancruiser
    October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 am

    Beautiful hike and you made it seem not too difficult, so that someone who isn’t a regular hiker could maybe do it too (have done 10k walks otherwise). We never tend to do any, as are worried about poor markings and getting lost.

    We are looking to go back to Lisbon and Porto so all very helpful – though dependant on travel time, can’t imagine this being such a nice walk later in the year if we were to visit in the winter.

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:06 am

      I think you guys would be fine – just start early so you avoid the sun. The markings are great, just don’t look down at your feet too much (with the gorgeous scenery, you won’t want to) and you will find your way no problem! Actually, weather in the region is warmer than the coast so even now in late November it’s still around 10-15 degrees celsius!

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  6. Kate and Kris
    October 24, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

    Such huge natural areas! It’s stunning. I’d never considered Portgual as a hiking destination, but why shouldn’t it be? Kris went on a zoology fieldcourse there years ago so there is obviously some great nature to experience.

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:03 am

      The hikes were great and there are loads in Portugal, especially in the north or down south in the Algarve. Would love to go on more adventures. A field course in Portugal would be amazing!

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  7. Carmen Baguio
    October 26, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

    Looks like a well marked and maintained hike! I love the cottage. It does look like a page from a fantasy story!

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  8. Lindz
    October 26, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

    Looks like an amazing trek! The views are gorgeous – good to know about doing it in the morning. That sun can really be a scorcher!

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:02 am

      Yeah I was wondering why I was the only person doing it in the early afternoon but the sun soon reminded me why!

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  9. Cat
    November 3, 2017 @ 1:54 am

    This looks like a gorgeous hike. I love the pastry fuel for the trek haha. I’ll put this on my travel list!

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    • Travel Lexx
      November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 am

      Yeah the pastries were amazing and worked a treat as they kept me going!

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