In the near surroundings there are plenty of activities in which to partake in:

* Walking in the Serra de Estrala

* Horse Riding

* Canoeing and swimming

* Golf

* Various markets

* The Torre ( 1993 m)

* Fatima (place of pilgrimage)

* Car trips through the national park

* Scooter tours

* Bread museum

* 1 1/2 hour from the sea and the beach

The cities Coimbra and Viseu (about an hour away) are as beautiful as cosy and is certainly worth a visit. A little further away are Porto (A 2 hour drive) and Lissabon (A 3 hour drive). Personally we love Praia de Mira (roughly an hour and a half away). A beautiful wide beach without mass-tourism. But Aveiro at the lagoon coast is also beautiful. A nice combination of beach and city visit. The Parque National do Bušaco is definitely worth a visit.

We have composed a binder in which you will find many other possibilities and ideas for outings and trips. Also we have walking guides and other books about Portugal for inspection.

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