Central Portugal & Serra da Estrela
Portugal is a country of astonishing beauty and amazing contrasts. Besides its famous coastline the majority of its mountains and forests are relatively unknown and therefore offer huge rewards to the rambler in search of something special.
Our new holiday is in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the mountains of the stars, the highest mountain in mainland Portugal rising to 1993m. The Serra’s landscapes of pine forests, lakes and glacial valleys all enjoy clean, crisp, mountain air. The Natural Park is also the source of the Mondego, Zêzere and Alva rivers. Dramatic crags and ravines make this region stunningly beautiful and a pleasure to explore.
BOOK TOUR Ref. 12100G _ Grade: Hard 6/8
Our holiday is in central mainland Portugal “Serra da Estrela Natural Park”, home to Mt Torre the highest mountain in mainland Portugal rising to 1993m. The landscape, pine forests, lakes and glacial valleys all enjoy clean, crisp, mountain air.
Nature in its pure state that involves the Serra, always gives it a golden age of magnificence that enchanted generations of peoples and faiths. For these stops, between granite hills and vegetation, bloom three magnificent castles, Inescapable evidence of the historical importance of these lands in the struggles and battles of the Middle Ages.
Serra da Estrela offers dramatic crags and ravines witch makes this region stunningly beautiful and a pleasure to explore, and therefore offer huge rewards to the rambler in search of something special for the holidays. Sheep and goats play a traditional role in the manufacture of the famous Serra da Estrela cheese. The Serra da Estrela also has its own ancient breed of mountain sheep dog.
Find all the typical things of Serra da Estrela - Cheese of the Serra, woollen cloths, the kid-goat - or just the heritage of millenarian shepherd who were the parents and grandchildren of Viriato and have stood face legions, have farmed hillsides of rye and have planted vineyards and wines tasting.
If you like good walking and magnificent scenery,
this holiday is a perfect choice! This is truly a
rambler’s paradise not only for the amazing walking
but also for the beauty that engulfs. Great walking
amongst the beautiful scenery that nature has
bestowed on the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Good
paths which cover the park give us the opportunity
to discover more of this stunning region!
Serra da Estrela and its natural beauty, with a host of delights on offer, fun and excitement when snow prevails, and landscapes of such purity to be almost dream-like.
|Comfortable ensuite accommodation.|
|Sociable evenings spent in local restaurants.|
|A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.|
|The hospitality and warmth from the local poulation, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.|
The tour includes
En-suite accommodation in comfortable hotels, beautifully located.
Breakfasts taken at the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.
All transport costs in conjunction with the programme.
Services of a dedicated leader.
The walking and sightseeing programs are integral with each other. However because we have dedicated transport with the group there will be considerable flexibility within the program for individual clients.
A wait at the airport may be necessary to enable all passengers to travel together to and from the hotel.
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