Team

Eduardo Mata
Eduardo Mata
CEO / Guide Coordinator
Eduardo is natural from Porto city but he knows Peneda Gerês National Park as his second home. With more than 30 years of life in nature, specially in mountains, in contact with all traditions of the National Park, he has already took care of a herd of goats and has spend some nights with an alpha ox. Trainner of survival skills, he has already given formation to other guides from other companies and a 4x4 on his hands is like a toy, considering his participation in 2 National Navigation Championship. With him, the tour is always a surprise...
Miguel Braga
Miguel Braga
Global Manager
Miguel, born and raised in the heart of our Peneda-Gerês National Park, as a local guide is a profound connoisseur of all his secrets. For him the best thing there is to travel, being a true wanderlust, where he has visited +26 countries so far. With Trekkings made in places as distinct as Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo among others. He is passionate about wildlife photography, 4x4 expeditions (having taken several extreme 4x4 races in more than 20 years), mountains and nature. With several levels of training in survival and bushcraft, he is the confidant of the mountain. A lover of reading, it is therefore normal to see him read in communion with nature. For him the best things are in the little things and details, where less is more. He's the right person to take you to meet the mountain.
Nádia Mata
Nádia Mata
Director
Nadia is our soul with her strong personality and grounded feet. She has the natural ability to do our work effectively and objectively. Nádia controls everything that is done and she knows when to interfere. A guide with unique characteristics, has already won awards of motivation and leadership. With experience in hiking in Portugal and Spain like Picos de Europa, Serra da Estrela, Madeira and, of course, in the National Park, she accepts the challenges with promptness. She goes everywhere with Eduardo, unquestionably.
Manuel Monteiro
Manuel Monteiro
Climbing & Trekking Leader
Manuel is our Mountain Guide of excellence. With extensive experience in mountaineering all over the world, such as Alps, Pyrenees, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Atlas in Morocco and Mount Kenya and more than 40 years of experience in High Mountain, Climbing and Trekking. About the National Park? Wow ... he knows it better than many locals. Our leader: he is the right person to guide you on tours, especially for 2 days. He is, included for Eduardo, considered a teacher that inspires the passion for the mountain.
Filipe Plácido
Filipe Plácido
Guide , SAR team
Filipe, is our youngest guide, whose help is crucial to prepare the activities. He is trianned to save and rescue, integrating SARteam. Filipe's strong will to learn and his love for the mountain make him our rookie with any king of Sci-Fi. Do not be fooled by his young spirit, He has a lion's heart ready for any adventure, but he is always aware of the work he performs.
Gabel Oliveira
Gabel Oliveira
Travel Leader
Gabel is an economist but her passion for nature, about the world, adventure and the discovery of each nation and every culture, the “secrets” and wonders that each country has, made her change the numbers for adventure and travels! That passion made her travel around about 80 countries in the various “corners” of the globe, always dreaming of new destinations and experiences! Her passion for traveling and adventure began in Portugal, her home country, that fascinates her by the variety, cultural and natural sceneries, its people, traditions, food, and so on! Not satisfied with “mass destinations” she loves to explore, in Portugal, the most beautiful and hidden places and secrets: mountains, traditional villages, waterfalls and idyllic lagoons. She has more than 10 years of experience, as local guide showing the secrets of hidden Portugal. Adventure leader in this country, she also accepted the challenge and became a leader for trips: taking groups to South America, Asia and Europe.
Francisco Machado
Francisco Machado
Guide Coordinator
Francisco with his adventurous spirit is the indicated person for any and all incursion that is linked to nature since long family roots. You do not even need to talk to him to see why he is part of this rigorous, demanding team. Always with new ideas, he is the energetic element of the team. With him, travelers and adventurers know that they are in good hands and safe. Francisco is experienced in mountaineering throughout Europe and a singular taste for snowboarding, biking and surfing. There are certainly not many arguments that will stop him. He is Edward's right arm.

Our Horses

Magellan
Land Rover Discovery 300tdi
The Polite
The Polite
Land Rover Discovery II
The Scout
The Scout
Land Rover Discovery II
Jango, the Monster
Jango, the Monster
Land Rover Defender 110 Td5
The Explorer
Land Rover Defender 110 Td5
The Prince
The Prince
Range Rover Evoque
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