|Suburban traffic|| 1500 || m ||Airport|| 200 || km |
This region is ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding. It is also very attractive for a seaside holiday because of places like Figueira da Foz and the quiet beaches of Lavos and Leirosa. If you are looking for relaxation, beautiful nature and clean beaches, this is the place to be! The mineral springs of the complex are, of course, an additional attraction. This region has plenty to offer, and not just for people who are interested in culture. The old university town ofCoimbrais less than 40 km away and excavations of a former Roman fortress are less than 25 kilometers away. Also in the vicinity: the pilgrimage site of Fatima, the monastery of Batalha, a former hunting lodge in Buçaco with a marvellous park, and the health resorts of Curia and Luso with their monuments which are reminiscent of the Bel Epoque, the "golden age" of the upper class. These places are accessible by car in less than an hour. A choice of possible excursions in the area: kayaking on the Mondego; the castle in Montemor-o-Velho with swimming in Ereira; Conimbriga: beautiful Roman excavations with nicely preserved mosaics; Figueira da Foz: swimming paradise with very high slides and a beach with a fair, soccer, basketball-beachball and volleyball fields; and a climbing park in the Serra de Boa Viagem. Coimbra also has several options: alleys with shops, cathedral, churches, museums, the Roman aqueduct at the botanical garden; boat trip on the river, visits to the childrens park of "Portugal dos Pequenitos": houses of Portugal and the former colonies built on a small scale with the possibility of a picnick in the old town forest. The charmingvillageofTomarto be combined with a day on the Zêzere, a river where you can swim. Frages de Simões: a descent to a gorge with a river for swimming. Termas de Curia: go back in time where you can enjoy the gardens of the Curia. You can rent a waterbike on the canals and enjoy a cool drink on the terrace.