Awe in Trilho dos Gaios, Portugal

“Awe or wonderment is that sense of wonder we feel in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.” That happiness we feel when travelling.

If the travel bug is strong in you, just find a sanctuary somewhere near. Never forget to indulge yourself with moments of awe every once in awhile.

So, find your spot, somewhere to experience this strong feeling more often, not just during holidays. Trust me…this trick really works!

I usually choose Trilho dos Gaios, a beautiful wooden-made path built and kept by local volunteers (MK MÁKINAS) over River Cavalos.

Rio Cavalos e Trilho dos Gaios

You will find the beginning of Gaios Trail or Trilho dos Gaios right in the center of a little village called Vale de Gaios, just 2.8 km from a bigger village you should visit too: Midões.

Vale de Gaios, Portugal

Perfect for cycling, running or just walking
Allow yourself to be a child again, experiencing nature with fascination
Gaze at the lush greenery that surrounds the rocky stream and the little old mills
Oh wait…before you leave, save some time for a snack laying down in the grass
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein