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Northern Portugal Car Tours and Walks (Sunflower Landscapes) Paperback – 15 Mar 2007

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  • 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)

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An excellent compact guide full of the authors detailed knowledge of the region. I liked the layout with the combination of photos, description and maps for each walk. I found the grading of the walks and the estimated walking times to be realistic. During a recent holiday, I completed 5 of the walking itineraries and was able to discover remote and interesting areas. This guide is particularly useful because there is a lack of reliable tourist information and maps for this fascinating region.
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This is a beautifully produced little book with excellent pictures and interesting text. It covers northwestern Portugal - the vinho verde country and the western half of the mountainous Peneda-Gerês national park, one of Europe's last wilderness areas, plus a bit about Porto and the Douro. I used this book when I visited the area in May 2007. As a guide for motor tours it can be recommended. Three tours are described - of course they cover only a selection of places in this extensive and beautiful area, but the selection is judicious and the tours are worthwhile. Coverage of accommodation is very limited, though. And the small format means that the fold-out road map lacks something in detail - it's useful nevertheless, being more accurate than the Michelin road map of the region in several places.

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.
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I found the book some weeks before a trip to Portugal in 2010 when searching for more detailed information about northen part of the country. Wanted to be equipped with more detailed information if compared to general travel guides as we had only a couple of days for Northen Portugal. All other information available describing the national park seemed fragmented and not useful if you have only limited time for the trip.

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.
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Not many people visit the Minho region so this book was very useful. Some of the walks are very long and involve ascents that are more for younger rather than older people. However, the concept of the book is excellent and it helped us to enjoy the region.

Don't go to the north of Portugal without it!
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I have been visiting northern Portugal for 5 years and have used about 5 of the walking tours in this book. They are generally very good and provide lots of information. It is also very handy that you can visit the website and print off up to date information.
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