- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Sunflower Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 Mar. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1856913090
- ISBN-13: 978-1856913096
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 9.5 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Northern Portugal Car Tours and Walks (Sunflower Landscapes) Paperback – 15 Mar 2007
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As a guide for walking, I found it less helpful. There was little evidence of footpath maintenance or waymarking by the Peneda-Gerês national park authority. Many of the paths are overgrown, and some landmarks have disappeared. The Portuguese have not yet taken to mountain walking in a big way, and there are few tourists in this region, outside Porto - so the paths are very little walked. The good news is that you will probably not see another walker. The bad news is that you may not be able to find the paths described either. The walks in the book originated in the 1980s, and although they have been revised, including some updating for the 2007 edition, a lot of things have changed and the updating is not thorough, to judge from my experience.
The walk descriptions seem precise and detailed at first reading, but when you try to use them you will wish that they were more so.Read more ›
I'm quite sure that Sunflower's guide helped to make most of three days in the area and two days car trip to Peneda Geres. We did not use walking guides, however car routes were scenic and every penny spent on the book was more than worth it.
Don't go to the north of Portugal without it!
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Nice walks. We did a Serra d' Arga walk. Detailed instructions mostly very accurate.
Car tours. We did Braga tour. Read more
This is a handy little book, but unfortunately our travel plans changed, so was unable to put to practical use just yet!Published on 11 Oct. 2011 by Mrs. B. Moynihan
I was a bit disappointed to find that all the walks are clustered around one small area although I do know that there are good walking possibilities in other parts of this region. Read morePublished on 31 May 2010 by Bobcat
Northern portugal is really a nice place for walking. and this guide is really the best one to do it. i'm spending in portugal one year, so I hade time to join some tours. Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2010 by D. B. Fabio