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100% Responsible Programs

 

The 100% Responsible Programs by Geoparks include a sustainable and safe tourism offer in UNESCO Global Geoparks, promoted by partners.

This initiative by Turismo de Portugal and Portuguese UNESCO Global Geoparks aims to promote this differentiating offer and to engage tourism agents in the promotion of Geoparks as sustainable territories, committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

100% Responsible by Geoparks Programs fulfil at least 7 out of 11 requirements for economic, environmental and social sustainability. The companies are committed to apply sustainability principles and to work for continuous improvements.

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Lighthing up the Past

Responsible

Porta Raiana

On this night tour, learn about the mysteries of the ancient city of Egitânia, walking among intriguing remains left there over millennia. This is an activity for the brave and the fearless!

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish: Idanha-a-Velha (39,99737, -7,14449)

Distance to be covered: 1,5 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided tour
 
Mandatory insurances

 

Sacred and Profane

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Do you like the unexpected? Want to know a village that few know? On this tour to Proença-a-Velha, one of the oldest settlements in Portugal, we walk its paths between olive trees and sacred places, and we are surprised by its art legacy.

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish: Proença-a-Velha (40.026709,-7238632)

Distance to be covered: 1 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Programme Type: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided tour
 
Mandatory insurances

 

A Portrayal of Times

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Travel back in time. Step on paths taken by Romans, Visigoths and Templars. Feel and breathe history in the ancient city of Egitania, a place with more than 2,000 years, where gods were worshipped and different peoples lived at the same time.This is a visit for history lovers and those curious about the past.

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish: Idanha-a-Velha (39.99737,-7.14449)

Distance to be covered: 1,5 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided tour
 
Mandatory insurances
 
Entrance in the Catheral and Epigraphic Archive

 

Tales of Stones

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Dive into a scenery where nature and man are only one. Let yourself go on an overwhelming landscape. Touch geomonuments, learn about the history and war strategies that have created living legends. All this on an outdoor visit amidst the granite chaos of Monsanto.

 

About:

Duration: meio dia

Start/Finish: Monsanto (40.0393843,-7.1141704,15)

Distance to be covered: 2 km

Difficulty level: Hard

Programme Type: Guided

Programme Type: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Visita guiada
 
Mandatory insurances

 

A Delicacy from the Gods

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Let's taste the past! In this activity in Idanha -a- Velha, we walk paths traveled by Romans, Suebi, Visigoths and Templars and we delight ourselves with the signature dishes of Chef Maria Caldeira de Sousa, inspired by the historical narrative of this region, in Casa da Velha Fonte®.

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish: Idanha-a-Velha (39.99737,-7.14449)

Distance to be covered: 1,5 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided tour
 
Mandatory insurances
 
Entrance in the Catheral and Epigraphic Archive
 
Lunch

 

Rural Day with Shepherding

Responsible

Beir’Aja

Spend a day at a farm in the heart of Serra da Malcata, working and learning regenerative agriculture.Meet the Jarmelista Cow, the Churra do Campo Sheep and the Charnequeira Goat - autochthonous breeds - as well as traditional and ancient agricultural practices.Participate in the making of fresh cheese and enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch!

 

About:

Duration: one day

Start/Finish: Penamacor (40°10'00.1"N+7°10'14.3"W)

Distance to be covered: 20 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Selo Clean & Safe
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of local products/ GEOfood products or services
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided tour
 
Transport from and to partner accommodation
 
Transportation from Penamacor to the Farm; Lunch
 

Lunch

 

 

Erges: Sensory Walk

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Want to take a break? We have an experience of tranquility, nature and culture for you: on the banks of the River Erges we awaken all the senses, and savor the local culture.

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish: Segura (39.81785,-698207)

Distance to be covered: 4,5 km

Difficulty level: Easy

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Clean & Safe Stamp
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of environment friendly vehicles
 
Info about accessibility
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Serviços incluídos

 

 
Walk next to river Erges banks
 
Mandatory insurances
 
Regional cheese tasting

 

A Sea of Fossils

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Want to dive into a land that was once sea? How about touching fossils over 400 million years old? All this is possible in this visit to a place where prospectors and smugglers once passed!

 

About:

Duração: half day

Start/Finish:Penha Garcia (40.04226,-7.01804)

Distance to be covered: 3 km

Difficulty level: Medium

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Clean & Safe Stamp
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of environment friendly vehicles
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided Tour
 
Mandatory insurances

 

Legends and Dragons

Responsible

Porta Raiana

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? This activity is for you! Visit the mysterious scenery of the The House of the Dragon, and "immerse“ yourself in the legends of the historic village of Monsanto.

 

About:

Duration: half day

Start/Finish:Monsanto (40.0393843,-7.1141704,15)

Distance to be covered: 2 km

Difficulty level: Medium

Programme Type: Guided

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish

 

100% Responsible:

 

 
Clean & Safe Stamp
 
No single use plastics
 
Use of recyclable materials
 
Use of environment friendly vehicles
 
Info on Geopark’s heritage and partners
 
Info on Geopark Code of Conduct
 
Info on sustainable business and partners

 

 
 

Services Included

 

 
Guided Tour
 
Mandatory insurances

 

 

 


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