About Our Team

Fun, knowledgeable and with at least five years of experience, our tour guides will make sure that you have a great time in Portugal – in total safety. All our tour guides speak fluent English and, of course, Portuguese. Some also speak French, German, Spanish and even Italian!

With very different backgrounds and different personalities, there is one thing they all share: their love for travelling and the desire to show you some of their favourite places in the world.

Pedro Pedrosa

Pedro co-founded Portugal A2Z in 2006. Born in Portugal, his main passions are travelling and sports, specially cycling – and the two of them together make him a very happy man! With a university degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Spatial and Environmental Planning, Pedro has spent his life avoiding turning into a computer geek. That's why, after several other entrepreneurship projects, he co-founded Portugal A2Z to work in what he loves to do. Among other things in his background, he has ten years’ experience in guiding groups in Portugal and leading mountain biking and trekking expeditions in places like the Himalayas, Morocco and Patagonia. When not guiding tour groups, he is a lead consultant in a Nature Tourism Development project within Portugal A2Z’s consulting department. Just for fun, he competed in the Portuguese Adventure Racing Team and won the national championship twice. Pedro speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French fluently and tries not to forget the 9 words in Russian he knows.

Nuno Santos

Portugal A2Z’s co-founder, Nuno was born in Leiria with a love for the outdoors, especially the mountains. That passion led him to begin rock climbing at the age of 13 and, since then, his love for the sport has made him travel all over the world looking for the perfect rock climbing spot. When he is not climbing, hiking, or cycling, he is trying to keep his balance up in the air – on slacklines to be more precise! He has a degree in Sports and Physical Education and, for some years, travelled the world as a Sports Supervisor on the Royal Caribbean cruise lines. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish fluently and "un petit" of French.

Joana Seco

Joana was born in Coimbra and has a degree in Eco-Agritourism. She participated in her first mountain bike marathon in 2004 and made it to the national championships of Olympic cross-country in 2013. Even though she has never won a national title, she is our champion! Outdoors sports are her passion: mountain biking, hiking, climbing, trail running...  It’s hard to pick just one favourite! In 2009, she joined Portugal A2Z and, in addition to being an excellent walking and cycling guide, Joana is our (very precious) help in the office.

Hugo Marques

With a degree in Sports and Wellness, Hugo is a sports enthusiast who fell in love with the outdoors, especially the mountains. Living in Batalha, he is close to two of Portugal’s national treasures: the grand monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a masterpiece of architecture built in 1386, and Serra de Aire e Candeeiros mountains, the most important repository of limestone formations in Portugal. When he is not exploring new trails on his mountain bike, you can find him climbing or hiking. Hugo has been working with Portugal A2Z since 2012 and his curiosity and dedication to showing Portugal’s most enchanted places will leave you excited to learn more about the country.

Tiago Barra

Barra, as he is known in the company, has a passion for Portugal and loves to share it with everyone he meets. After starting his studies as a jazz musician, and being a musician for more than 10 years, Barra played shows all over Portugal using music as an excellent excuse to discover his own country. At the same time, his passion for sports led him to try as many as he could since he was 8 years old, starting with tennis and trying his hand at handball, football, BMX, skating... but cycling and rock climbing are the ones that remain his favourites today. Barra loves the countryside and spends all his free time going on long rides with his dog Dharma. For the past 7 years, he has been working with Portugal A2Z leading and guiding groups as well as helping with whatever is needed at the office. His passion for people, photography and travel has led him to stay in the tourism business for life.

Samuel Costa

Samuel was born in Gêres where he grew up and currently lives. Ever since he can remember, his greatest passion is hiking. This led him to walk along the Gêres National Park since he was a child, exploring all the secret spots of Portugal’s sole national park. Later, he discovered mountain biking and, since then, he hasn’t quit his search for the perfect trail! Nobody knows more about the Gêres region than Samuel, our local guide and friend in this beautiful region of Portugal. Samuel speaks fluent English and some French and Spanish.

Manuel Franco

With a degree in Sports Science, Manuel has been working in the ecotourism sector since 2004. His passion for mountain and nature sports led him to fall in love with Portugal’s mountains, particularly the Hermínios region. He has been living there for two decades now and is Portugal A2Z’s local guide and expert in the Serra da Estrela region.

Ricardo Neves

Ricardo Neves was born in Tomar, the emblematic Templar city, and from an early age he fell in love with outdoors sports. His passion for nature and the mountains led him to discover climbing, a sport he has been practicing for almost 20 years. When he is not climbing, you will likely find him exploring Portugal in a variety of ways, whether it be hiking, running on the trails, riding his mountain bike or even canyoning. He loves meeting new people and sharing the most beautiful things in Portugal with others. He has a degree in Sports and Wellness and joined the Portugal A2Z team in 2013.

Carlos Santos

Born in Coimbra and with a degree in Ecotourism, Carlos is a creative and motivated team player with excellent design and graphic IT skills. At Portugal A2Z, he does a little bit of everything. He is the Head of the Communication & Marketing department. As an amateur photographer, he is the talent behind many of the beautiful images presented on our website. His passion for the outdoors and extensive experience in the tourism sector also mean that he designs some of our nature itineraries and often leads groups through them as a tour guide. Currently, his main hobby is Traditional Chinese Medicine, so you can expect we will be offering more creative and innovative health trips soon!

Edith Santos

Edith Santos was born in Paris and came to live in Portugal when she was 13 years old. She studied Translation and speaks French, Spanish and English. Since 2009, she has been working in the tourism sector as a flight attendant. Edith likes to travel around the world and she loves discovering Portugal, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the country, and taking in the sun throughout the year. She is very curious about medicinal plants and loves plants and nature in general. Edith joined Portugal A2Z in 2015 and is responsible for our Tour Operators reservations and the Marché Francophone sales.

Marta Salvador

Born in Lisbon, Marta Salvador manages the Bikotel project. With a passion for nature, travel and sports, she feels most at home when she is away from home exploring, learning and sharing experiences. She has a degree in Environmental Engineering, a postgraduate in Environmental Management and Audits, has extensive experience as a trainer in environment and sustainability, and more recently has worked as a consultant in Hygiene and Safety at Work. As a sports enthusiast for 365 days a year, from Costa Vicentina to Tokyo, she prefers to explore her new destinations by bike: it’s sustainable, healthy, budget-friendly and allows for new discoveries every day.
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