whole of the year
National Park Alvão
Age limit

Peace, silence and harmony. This is the Nature Park of Alvão, where you can find the „Fisgas do Ermelo” consecutive waterfalls. During our hike there will be several opportunities to observe this natural beauty from different locations, sometimes even from the distance of a reach of a hand. The hike is an easy 4 km long walk, starting from the village Varzigueto and mainly goes in the nearby forest, along the River Olo.

In the first section we will walk on narrow goat sheppard path, passing by an old mill on the River Olo. At this point we can see the „Piocas de Cima” which are natural swimming pools, carved in the rock bottom by the river. They are pretty popular in summer, attracts tourists and locals as well for a nice dip.

Fisgas do Ermelo walking tour

After a small climb we reach the top of the waterfalls. Here we take a short break, to do a quick picnic and to enjoy the view. In the next section we will pass by several viewpoints where we can appreciate the open space of the park while we can hear the silent rumble of the waterfalls in the background.

In the last section we go around the ridge and we will walk towards the starting point in Varzigueto.


Manily on the weekends, can be Saturday and/or Sunday. Please let us know until the middle of the that week if you would like to book this tour. Can happen that is some occasions, we cannot organize the tour on weekends.

For especial request, we can organize this tour during the week as well!


  • Group price (2-8 Persons) 89 €/Person
  • Single participant price 119 €

What can I do if the tour is sold out?

Let us know if you have an alternative date in your mind for the tour, and we do our best to make it happen for you. Are you willing to do the tour with your friends? We can organize the tour for groups on requested dates as well!


Do you have some doubts or/and need more info? Call us (+351 938 076 430) or write to us to the info@wncyclotouring.pt e-mail adress. Under the Contact menu you can find alternative contact information too!

Fisgas do Ermelo walking tour

The price includes

  • Transport from Porto to Varzigueto by car/van1
  • Transport from Varzigueto back to Porto1
  • Picnic package
  • Liability insurance and personal accident insurance according to the Portuguese law (go to the Terms and Conditions for more info)
  • Tour guiding

Price excludes

  • Traveling to Portugal and/or any other traveling costs excluding the above mentioned
  • Meals and drinks costs beyond the above mentioned
  • Entry fees for tourist attractions
  • Other additional or optional expenses

This tour is recommended to

  • For those who haven’t been in Portugal yet

  • For those who love nature

  • For those who enjoy the countryside and peaceful place

  • For those who would like to fit in a active walking and sightseeing day in their prearranged Portuguese vacation


2/5 Moderate

The walk itself is easy. The terrain makes it a bit more difficult, small paths, with some lose rocks, occasionally natural steps.

Fisgas do Ermelo walking tour

Day trip overview

We pick you up at a prearranged time and place, than we travel to the Alvão Natural park by car/van which takes more or less 1,5h. The hike takes 3-3,5h counting the stops and a very easy pace. This depends on the physical condition of the group, so it might change.

The hike is guided. The guide will share information about flora and fauna of the park with the group during the walk, supports them and carries water as well. After the hike we visit the Nossa Senhora Da Graça shrine on top of the “Monte Farinha” mountain, which has a unique 360º view to the region.

Extra Information

1 It is possible to change the pick-up point beyond the Porto vicinity. For this service, an extra cost is added to the price of the tour determined by the distance from Porto and it is always discussed with the client first.

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