We will be travelling in Portugal for 3 weeks from mid-June. We are still hesitating about some destinations in our itinirary.
First, we want to go to Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês for two days. We will surely go to Soajo to see the espiguieros and do a little bit of trekking around. For the second day, we are wandering if we should stay in the same area or go to Serra do Gerês or Serra da Peneda. We will rent a car to visit the park, but we would like to limit driving (up to one hour) and enjoy a nice short trail during the day to see a different scenery. What would you recommand?
Also, we won't be able to go to the Algarve, but we would like to have one or two days on a beach. If possible, we would like to find an area with calm sea to be able to swim a little (even if the water is cold). It would be nice to fit it as a daytrip from Lisbon, Porto or Coimbra. I've heard about nice beaches near Sintra or Setubal, for exemple. Which one would you recommand? We will use public transportation at that point.
Thank you so much for your advices!