Hello fellow travelers!

As you know, Portugal has much more to offer than the big cities you’ve heard before. Imagine how cool it would be if you visited one of our oldest villages, and on the same day, you could do some extreme outdoor sports. In this trip, history mixes with coolness. Are you staying out or are you really into knowing Portugal?


Trip to Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo

Saturday 24th of November 07h45 @Reitoria

What’s the best thing to do in the morning at Ponte de Lima, you may ask? OUTDOOR SPORTS!! Ponte de Lima is a small but beautiful old village, which as awesome places to practice this kind of sports. Be prepared to do some climbing, rappel and many other group sports.

After all this fun, we are going to Viana do Castelo to discover the capital of Portuguese folk culture and of course, restore some energies. How? By having lunch of course. After lunch we are going to visit the Santa Luzia Hill, where you will be able to enjoy one of Europe’s most breathtaking landscapes.

Wait? Isn’t Portugal known by its connection with the ocean? Yes, it is! So, you must be part of this crew that will discover the Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes museum, where you will learn more about this ship and its history.

Before leaving to Porto, we will go for a tour to say goodbye to Viana do Castelo, and in the end, after so many time walking, we will reward you guys with some “Bolas de Berlim”, which is a traditional sweet that you will have the opportunity to taste!


07h45: Meeting point @ Reitoria

08h00: Departure from Porto 

09h00: Arrival to Ponte de lima

09h30: Outdoor sports (climbing, slide, floating bridges circuit)

13h00: Free time for lunch

14h30: Visit to Santa Luzia hill

15h15: City tour in Viana do Castelo

16h: Visit to Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes museum

18h00: Return to Porto

Price: 30€ (15€ for the first 15 reservations of UP students)

What’s included?


Outdoor Sports

Visit to Santa Luzia

Visit to Navio-Hospital Gil Eannes museum

Bola de Berlim

Registrations: Starts on 5th November. The ESN Office is open from 14:30 to 18:00 and if you want, you can register two friends but you need their ESNcard number and you need to pay their fee. Refunds are available until 1 week before the trip.

Note: The University of Porto will support us on this trip with the funds of the European Union for the Erasmus programme. For that reason, Erasmus students studying in University of Porto will get a 15€ discount (discounts limited to the first 15 reservations). To get the discount, just show us a document that proves you are in Erasmus Studies programme in University of Porto. Other programs like "Erasmus Mundus" or “Erasmus Internship” are not covered by these funds.

What are you waiting for? Run to the ESN Office to book your place!

Let’s discover together the beauties of Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo!!

Your friends,

ESN Porto