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We are all facing an unprecedented situation with the outbreak of coronavirus. Here at Portugal Nature Trails we are constantly monitoring the situation, and adjusting our approach as conditions evolve. We will keep this page updated as frequently as possible with any changes and new developments.
First of all, we want to reassure you that the health and safety of our guests and staff will always be our top priority. In this difficult moment, we hope that you and your loved ones can remain safe and healthy.
The global Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our families, businesses, communities, and our way of life. There is now much concern and uncertainty related to traveling…

Last updated: May 13, 2020

We are relaxing our policies for booked tours!

We hope that you will be able to travel but if for any reason that is not possible, we are here to help. Our goal is to provide maximum flexibility so that you can have the time and information you need to make the best decision about your trip.

No penalties if you decide to postpone a tour, no deposit – risk-free policy to book a tour now!

We are committed to giving the maximum flexibility for you to make decisions! Check all details below.

The safety of our guests and our staff is our primary concern.

We are working extremely hard to guarantee that we are prepared for this kind of new normal at least while COVID-19 is here, looking for the right way to provide amazing active holidays!
With an eye on your comfort, we’re looking at every aspect of how we run our trips – from the sanitization of our vehicles used for transfers, to each accommodation’s cleanliness.

We are already certified by the Portuguese National Tourist Authority, to be as a “Clean & Safe” Tour Operator. Check all details below.

When the time is right to travel again, we will be here for you. Stay Safe!

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Book Now # No Payment # No Costs # Risk-Free

Choose Your Trip! We have good news:

First, we will keep our 2021 trips at the same price as this year!

Second, you can book them right NOW! Just email or call us and we will help you choose the right tour for you. We love to share our passion for Hiking and Cycling in Portugal!

Third, book now and pay later! Again, we are committed to giving you maximum flexibility, so during these times, you can book a trip without any deposit!

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We are relaxing our policies for already booked tours

We hope that you will be able to travel but if for any reason that is not possible, we are here to help. Our goal is to provide maximum flexibility so that you can have the time and information you need to make the best decision about your trip.
If you decide to postpone, we will book the tour for you again without any penalty! As an alternative, we can keep your deposit for any trip with us until December 2022.
Final Payment should be done until 30 days before departure, but under these exceptional circumstances, we will be able to cancel your trip by any reason until 5 days before the tour start date without penalty (in this case we will keep your payment as a deposit for any trip with us until December 2022).

We are committed to giving you the maximum flexibility for you to make the most informed decisions!

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Advantages of Self-Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours are now more than ever the best choice to travel! Hiking or biking in wide open beautiful spaces, far from crowds and off the beaten path. A GPS device or Mobile app with your route will allow you to travel at your own pace and away from the crowds. Solo, with your companion or with your small group or family. Physical and social distance will never be an issue!

You’ll only travel with the persons you already know.
Clean and fresh air, surrounded by nature and away from pollution.
Smaller accommodations certified to be “Clean & Safe“.
Travel at your own pace and choose where you wish to stop.
Always a great way to keep active and to feed your “traveling bug”!

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Why Portugal is a great destination during COVID-19

Recognized for the 3rd time as the Best Destination in the World. In all, Portugal won 12 awards from the World Travel Awards.
The way Portugal is dealing with the current pandemic is an example to be followed by many.
One of the best healthcare systems in the world, ensuring no one is denied access to care and treatment of the virus.
Portugal Nature Trails privileges low population density regions for tours, in harmony with nature and in small rural accommodations.
We are certified as a “Clean & Safe” tour operator and only work with partners also certified.
Portugal was granted the 7th place on the list of best democracies in the world.
Great quality of life, great climate, and especially great people.
You Can’t Skip Us, Can’t Skip Portugal.

We are looking ahead for ways to safely restart our business

Portugal Nature Trails decided to get the official registration with the Portuguese National Tourist Authority, to be certified as a “Clean & Safe” Tour Operator. This is a certification for compliance with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections, leading to the implementation of an internal protocol that will ensure the necessary measures to avoid risks of contagion and guarantee safe procedures for the operation of tourist activities.

Portugal Nature Trails’ employes took online training provided by the Emergency Medical System on how to act in suspected cases of COVID-19.

During these times it is also important to check the World Health Organization (WHO) website for safety tips while traveling.

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We prepared for the worse and fought for the best.

Portugal managed to be spared by the Coronavirus against it’s neighboring countries. More time to prepare led to very early measures. Our geography is favorable, and our only land border remains closed by mutual agreement. We prepared our NHS and built field hospitals that thankfully never needed to be used. A very stable political scenario allowed for rapid nationwide measures, and the state of emergency putting Portugal on lockdown was declared with much fewer confirmed cases than other countries. The Portuguese understood that to survive this, we would have to do even more than the others in crushing the curve, in prolonging and pushing forward the number of new cases. The country has shown tremendous solidarity and unsurpassed civic spirit.

Please allow us to be very proud of our health care and essential workers, that have been bravely keeping our country operational, while we stay at home keeping the curve flat.

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Flights to Portugal are suspended.

This does not apply to flights arriving from Angola, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (Sao Paulo (GRU) and Rio De Janeiro (RIO)), Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom or Venezuela.

This does not apply to state flights, emergency flights, medevac flights, humanitarian/repatriation flights, United Nations flights, technical stopovers where passengers do not disembark.

Published May 12, 2020. Please check for regular updates on IATA’s website.

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