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.
Upon reservation, you will be able to choose one of the following routes:
Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto Trip (4 hours)
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.
Full-Day Wilderness Trip (8 hours)
At 9 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Coimbra and head straight to the Sicó and Lousã mountains. There, we'll learn about life in the countryside and the region's traditional customs.
We'll then climb up to the top of the mountains to enjoy spectacular views and marvel at natural caves made of limestone, the material used to build the beautiful villages we'll see in the surrounding areas.
In the afternoon, we'll take a break for a picnic lunch, which will include local products picked up along the way. The perfect pause to take in more of the spectacular landscapes!
At the end of the tour, we will return to your hotel in Coimbra, arriving around 5 pm.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children under 7 years old.|
|Half-Day Trip to Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto||
|Full-Day Wilderness Trip||
Half-Day Trip to Serra da Lousa and Aldeias do Xisto
Children under 7 years old.US$ 26.50
Full-Day Wilderness Trip
Children under 7 years old.US$ 59.20
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking and multilingual guide.
Transport by air conditioned minibus.
Picnic lunch (depending on the selected trip).
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.