Walk Serra da Lousã

The six day hike *Serra da Lousã* begins in the rural Quintal de Além do Ribeiro with greenery and a lovely swimming pool and ends in the ancient university city of Coimbra. 

From € 300 p.p.

You will walk 10 to 15 kms per day mainly on unpaved trails in a green and hilly environment.


Alg_011Included

  • 5x overnight stay including breakfast 
  • 4x lunchpackage
  • route descriptions with personal information
  • route maps
  • transport from start to finish



bergdorpen wandelvakamtie portugalIn the meantime you will experience an adventure that will bring you through and along schist villages, streams and springs. After all the overwhelming nature you can relax in the ancient city of Coimbra.


Day 1

Quintal Alem do ribeiro walking tourYou will be welcomed at Quintal de Além do Ribeiro  where you will stay overnight.


Day 2

aldeias de xistoTheme: Schist villages of the Serra da Lousã
You go to the Castelo (castle) and take a walk along the schist villages, There is a choice of two walks: or take a walk through the beuatifully restored partially abandoned villages, or go to the west side of the park, through a wooded area and two inhabited villages, Casal Novo e Talasnal. Overnight stay: Quintal de Além do Ribeiro


Day 3

Olijvenperserij wandelvakantie PortugalYou will follow the river Ceira which is being used, with the help of a lock, as a  canal to irrigate the surrounding agricultural areas. Starting point of this hike is the olive press factory driven by a watermill. Overnight stay: Casa Santo Antonio. 


Day 4

Dag6_IMG_3299Theme Schist villages. You make a trip along the Aldeias de Xisto (slate villages) in Góis. Overnight stay: Casa Santo Antonio.


Day 5

COIMBRA aquaductYou go by bus or taxi to Coimbra and take a walk through this ancient university town (UNESCO World Heritage) and for those who want to visit a fado concert at À Capella. Overnight stay: Hotel Astoria


Day 6

After breakfast your walking holiday Wonderful Portugal will end.

You can choose to book a guide for 2 days during this trip.. 


Extra days

You can book an extra night at every Quinta. You can also book a guided hike in the hills of the Serra de Lousã. 


Environment

In this region, called the Pinhal Interior, because of the great number of pine trees, also exist a lot of olive orchards, eucalyptus and citrus trees but also cork oaks and of course the big amount of "vinhas" vineyards. In spring the mimosa with it´s typical yellow sweet smelling flowers decorates this region. Often you will meet the peasant cart with the dunkey. A lot of the portugese people here live of agriculture. In the summer there are a lot of markets and festivals with music and dancing to honour the saint.

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