Hikes in the Serra de Açor
For outdoor explorers hiking trails lead you over the mountain tops and through the villages of the Serra de Açor. Nature’s flora and fauna is very diverse in this area and provides different perspectives during each of the 4 seasons; you will always be able to experience the best of this beautiful mountain landscape.
A) Fajao and Casal Novo village exploration
B) Soito Village Hike
A beautiful forest hike from Loural village to the nearby traditional schist village of Soito. There is the option to have coffee in the local Casa Convivio (community house) in Soito on arrival. The hike can be one-way or a return trip, depending on your preference.
Hiking level: Easy – Involves some moderately steep uphill and downhill walking.
Time: 1.5 hours (one way) or 3 hours (return trip).
C) Aldeia Velha Circular Hike
Enjoy a pleasant hike through beautiful forest to the village of Aldeia Velha and back. Challenge yourself with some steep uphill walking and then reward yourself with stunning views and a glass of wine or cup of coffee in Aldeia Velha.
Hiking level: Moderate – this hike includes a very steep uphill walk
Time: 3 – 4 hours
D) Malhada Circular Hike
This all day hike combines stunning forest walks, mountains-top views and visits to two local villages, Soito and Malhada. This is a great option if you are looking for something more physically challenging and want to get a real taste of the local area.
Hiking level: Difficult – Some steep hills and many hours of walking
Time: Between 6 and 8 hours (depending on the speed of the group).