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Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto Trip
Activities in Coimbra

Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto Trip

  • New
  • English and Spanish
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

The beautiful Serra da Lousa awaits you on this fantastic trip from Coimbra. You will enjoy the wonderful rural environment of the Sixto Villages and the medieval history of the Castle of Arouce.

Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto Trip

After picking you up from your hotel in Coimbra, we will head to Serra de Lousa by bus. Our first stop is at the grounds of Arouce Castle, which dates back to around 1080. The building, which survived the Christian-Muslim Wars of the Reconquest, is famous both for its historic walls and the legends it hides. One story even claims that there is treasure hidden inside.

After learning about the mysteries of the medieval building, we will approach the river beach of Nuestra Señora de la Piedad, located a few minutes from the castle. There, you will see a beautiful Roman bridge and enjoy a perfect panoramic view of Arouce castle.

We then head towards the Aldeias do Xisto​, a group of small shepherd's villages scattered across the mountain range. We will start at the small village of Cerdeira, which has an idyllic chapel, wooden bridge, and pretty houses built on the hillside with slate stone.

Then we go to the village of Candal to walk around its streets and enjoy one of the best panoramic views of the Serra da Lousã. We will also visit the villages of Talasnal and Casal Novo, and lose ourselves among slate houses, oak trees, and picturesque alleyways.

We will return to the hotels in Coimbra after a day exploring a beautiful wilderness in rural Portugal.


Adults Children under 6 years old.
US$ 52.90
US$ 26.40
  • Adults

    US$ 52.90
  • Children under 6 years old.

    US$ 26.40

More Information


4 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking and multilingual guide.

Transport by air conditioned minibus.


Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 52.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.