We have said it already, this particulary part of Portugal is very suitable for hiking and biking. But there are other fysical activities to do in the region. You can hire canoes in several villages nearby, to explore the Alvôco and the Alva. There are much more thing to do and see in this region. We can be at help anytime, don’t be afraid to ask.
Except fishing and swimming you can also canoe on the Mondego or go SUP in the river. We can contact the organisations for you.
If you rather not go for a swim, SUP or canoe, you can explore the rivers in another way and try to catch your lunch or diner. There are beautiful trouts and barbels in the river Alvôco.
In the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Açor you can go paragliding, in the Serra do Caramulo there is a possibility to slide from the mountain.
There is also a possibility to go horse-riding in the region. We can arrange the contact with one of the organisations.
Beside the fysical activities, you can also enjoy a trip to Coimbra. This is a beautiful old city, with the oldest university of Portugal. Enjoy a walk through the small alleys and take a glas of region wine at the river Mondego. After that you can also go to the new shoppingcentre, Forum, at the other side of the river. Here you see a different part of Portugal and the view is one in a million!More →
For those who like activities but not in their holidays, there are some beautiful nature swimming places in Alvôco das Várzeas, Avô, São Sebastião da Feira and also in the Serra da Estrela. But of course you also can stay at the Quinta and have a nice swim, a free ´fish massage therapy´ in the Alvôco or just listen to the sound of the river and read a good book!