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One destination, two countries

An experience between two countries that will let you discover the great tourist attractions of the border between Galicia (Spain) and Portugal, and enjoy one of the most important thermal spa offers on the Iberian Peninsula.

Hiking, medicinal mineral water pools, gastronomy, trips by catamaran and cultural excursions to enjoy a unique destination.

An unforgettable experience that can be booked for individuals and groups.

Raia termal gastronomy & catamaran

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

- 4 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room.
- Buffet breakfast.
- 1 Taster menu km-0 at the Via Nova restaurant (Balneario Lobios).
- 1 Taster menu at the Lurdes Capela restaurant (Vila do Gerês).
- 1 Buffet menu at the Via Nova restaurant (Balneario Lobios).
- 1 trip by catamaran along the Albufeira da Caniçada lagoon (Riocaldo de Gerês).

- Access to the thermal pool (2 hours per day with prior booking).
- Loan of towel and bath robe.

Price per person and night in double room: 82 €  person/night
Superior room supplement: 50 € person/night
Half Board Supplement (lunch or evening meal): 15 € person

Raia termal nature & culture

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

- 4 nights’ accommodation in standard double room.
- Buffet breakfast.
- 2 meals at the restaurants on the two cross-border routes selected.
- 2 cultural routes of cross-border hiking.

- Access to the thermal pool (2 hours per day with prior booking).
- Loan of towel and bath robe   

Price per person and night in double room:  99 €  person/night
Superior room supplement: 50 € person/night
Half Board Supplement (lunch or evening meal): 15 € person

Raia termal gastronomy & catamaran and nature & culture

6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS

- 6 nights’ accommodation in a standard double room.
- Régimen de desayuno buffet.
- 1 Taster menu km-0 at the Via Nova restaurant (Balneario Lobios).
- 1 Taster menu at the Lurdes Capela restaurant (Vila do Gerês).
- 1 Buffet menu at the Via Nova restaurant (Balneario Lobios).
- 1 trip by catamaran along the Albufeira da Caniçada lagoon (Riocaldo de Gerês).
- 1  cultural route of cross-border hiking.
- 1 meal at the restaurant on the cross-border route selected.

- Access to the thermal pool (2 hours per day with prior booking).
- Loan of towel and bath robe.

Price per person and night in double room: 87 €  person/night
Superior room supplement: 50€ person/night
Half Board Supplement (lunch or evening meal): 15 € person

Cross-border cultural hiking trails.

ROUTE 1: THE BRIDGES OF LABOREIRO

Along this 8 km route, we will discover the surroundings of the Castro Laboreiro river in the Portuguese are of Gerês, visiting the medieval bridges and walking along ancient stone roads. We will cross a poldrado (a typical passing area of Galician rivers) to reach the “Cavada Vella” bridge, also know as “Ponte Nova” or New Bridge.

Then, we will cross the “Assureira” bridge with its mill and chapel, and finally cross the “Dorna” footbridge. Before arriving at the village of Pontes, we will visit an ancient stone aqueduct and stroll through this unique village, which has been turned into a rural tourist resort.

Before lunch we will climb up to the medieval Castro Laboreiro Castle, which offers beautiful views of the mountain ranges of A Paneda, O Quinxo and O Xurés. On the way down we can also visit the Castro Eco-museum and visit the river viewpoint.

Distance: 8 Km. Difficulty: moderate-low.

ROUTE 2: LAS BRANDAS DE LA SIERRA (SEASONAL SETTLEMENTS)

We will depart from Lindoso along a cobbled road that climbs up to the area of Las Brandas (the spring and summer settlements of the livestock herders) at the start of the Serra Amarela mountain range, where we can visit a shepherds’ hut and an old chivana.

The climb provides spectacular views of the Serra do Quinzo and Serra do Soajo mountain ranges.

We will also visit the castle with a local guide (price: 3 euros per person) and the Porta do Gerês Information Centre.

Distance: 9 Km. Difficulty: moderate.

ROUTE 3: BETWEEN THE MONASTRY AND THE WATERFALL

This route will take us along ancient paths and through oak woodlands, from the village of Pitoes to the old monastery of Santa María das Junias and the rural landscape of La Cascata.

We will also walk through the village of Pitoes, visiting the Eco-museum and the public oven, and there is an obligatory stop at the Taberna Celta and the Bakery.

Distance: 5.50 Km. Difficulty: moderate-high.

You can consult the observations of each of the Raia Termal program from here.