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One of the wonders of Portugal is how you'll find the white sand beaches right next to a wonderful forest or mountain. In Viana do Castelo, a small and picturesque city in the north of Portugal, you'll get to also to discover the history and culture of our country.

This package includes 5 nights of accommodation in one of our lodges, breakfast and 5 dinners, private transportation from and to Oporto or Vigo airports, shuttle from the accommodation to the activity location, insurance and technical material for the activities.

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Today you'll discover the charming historical city center of Viana do Castelo. You'll take the exciting ''Funicular de Santa Luzia'' a bike-ready cable car that goes uphill - and arrive at the ''Zimborio'', possibly the region's best place to snap panoramas. You'll also take a quick tour of the breathtaking Sanctuary of Santa Luzia. The journey continues through adventurous and untouched mountain trails, followed by a swim at the fresh and clear waters of the natural lagoons.
We take a horseback ride through the breathtaking scenery of Viana do Castelo. We have horses for all types of riders. It is an experience prepared for any technical level. You will pass through fields of flowers, mountain trails and even the paradisiac beaches of Viana. The tour is supervised by an experienced teacher who will guide you and teach you how to better control your horse.
Even though Viana is a small city, there is a lot to be discovered here! Viana's charm emerges from a unique fusion between the old and new. Baroque, revivalist, gothic and art-deco buildings bring historical memory to the city. The new Library, modern Liberdade Square and new Axis Hotel projects signed by some of the greatest names in contemporary Portuguese architecture (Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza-Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura, among many others), granted Viana the ''Mecca of architecture'' title, given by the prestigious London magazine ''Wallpaper''. There's even a bridge designed by Eiffel (yes, that Eiffel)!
Thanks to its 24 km's of Atlantic coastline and unique weather conditions Viana offers outstanding conditions when it comes to Surfing. No matter what level you're at, you'll find the right wave tailored to any surfer's dreams. And because after surfing, locals love to enjoy a refreshing dive in one of the hidden lagoons of the region, we'll take you there so you can be part of this local ''tradition''.
For our last day, we'll drive to the amazing Serra D' Arga moutain for a wonderful and totally emerged in the natural landscape trekking route that goes along the river course, ending up in a breathtaking waterfall. If you're visiting us in the Summer there will be time for a refreshing dive in this pure waters, a hidden gem of Viana do Castelo
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