|Suburban traffic|| 1500 || m ||Airport|| 200 || km |
Special; In the countryside; Among nature
This region is ideal for hiking, cycling and horseback 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 at 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 of Coimbra is 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 marvelous 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 selection of other possibilities in the area: kayaking on the Mondego; the castle in Montemor-o-Velho after swimming in Ereira;, Conimbriga: beautiful Roman excavations with well-preserved mosaics; Figueira da Foz: recreational pool with slides and high beach carnival, football, basketball, beach-ball, volleyball courts and a climbing park in the Serra de Boa Viagem. Coimbra also has several other options: narrow streets with shops, cathedral, churches, museums, halls, a Roman aqueduct by a botanical garden; a boat trip on the river; a visit to a children's park of "Portugal dos Pequenitos" (all the houses of Portugal and its former colonies in miniature) and a picnic in the old forest on the outskirts of town. The charming village of Tomar, combined with a day on the Zêzere, a nice river where you can swim. Frages the Simões: descend into a gorge with a river where your children can play. Termas de Curia: back in time for less than one euro and enjoy the gardens of the spa of Curia. You can also rent pedal boats on the canals and enjoy a refreshing drink on the shaded terraces.