I moved to Braga, in Northern Portugal, in September 2019. Six months before the world would shut down because of a pandemic. Long periods of lockdown and confinement hindered me from doing what I intended to do. But since every challenge is an opportunity, I started exploring my new home country in a different way, by walking.
‘Start to walk and the way will appear’ became much more than just a quote. It became a mindset and a lifestyle.
In 2021 I explored the large area around my place, in the East of Braga, at the foot of Bom Jesus do Monte. It gave me the opportunity to draw my own pedestrian portfolio, with a variety of distances and landscapes. And with a variety of sensory experiences.
I also walked the Portuguese Camino to Santiago. And I met great local people, with huge knowledge and experience in hiking in Northern Portugal.
On top of that, Braga was voted European Best Destination 2021, which brought even more opportunities to my path.
Braga offers a combination of history and dynamic. A combination of beautiful monuments in the historical city centre and the silence of nature. Moreover, there are over 280 km of documented pedestrian routes!
So, a year of travelling restrictions and lockdowns encouraged me to discover some of the best parts of this beautiful Northern region. I found the ingredients that resonate with who I am and what I love: beautiful landscapes, nature, culture, history, gastronomy, wine, hiking.
This region is so much worth a visit! With my personalized services I want to help you create your perfect trip to Braga & Northern Portugal.
Let me guide you!