Follow the Shepherd: Hiking in Serra da Estrela

Quick Details

Follow the shepherds in Portugal and have a great hike in Serra da Estrela

Enjoy a wonderful hiking tour in Manteigas.

What is included:

  • Arrival at the meeting point and welcome by the hosts
  • Meeting with the shepherd
  • Hiking activity (we follow in the footsteps of the shepherd and his flocks, looking for the greener pastures)
  • A small meal with the shepherd

Minimum party of two required to book

Our hosts
Our hosts have a huge passion for Serra da Estrela. Inês is a journalist and Miguel an IT Specialist who has lived in this mountain since his childhood. The deep knowledge of the community where they live and of the mountain trails allows them to reveal the stories of this territory. They also have training in geology and sustainable tourism, certificated by Geopark Estrela Association. It will be their privilege to show you the life of a shepherd.

About the tour
In this tour that lasts from 3 to 4 hours, you follow the footsteps of a shepherd and his herd, looking for the greenest pastures. Be part of the shepherd’s workday, listen to his stories, and enter into communion with nature — smell, hear, feel, and taste. At the end of the hiking activity, upon arriving at the pasture, you share with him a small meal.