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Tours Walking Center of Portugal

Historical Villages Walk Tour

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from 1,250€
  • Difficulty
  • Duration
  • Self-guided

"The centre of Portugal is synonym for small and typical villages fulfilled with authenticity and uniqueness..."

The Experience

Each village preserves its own traditions and habits of its people, that on a quiet and peaceful daily life, bring you the feeling that time deliberately stopped in these places so that you could be able to get to know the true nature of this region.

The stage for this delightful program is the Lousã Mountain, which for its relevant biodiversity, is a part of the Natura Network (european network for relevant animal biodiversity locations). It’s a mountain full of enchanting paths and tracks, that connect all the villages between themselves, and filled with all the different kinds of nature activities and endless proposals to the addrenaline lovers.

In this tour you’ll discover Portugal’s most authentic places, filled with charm and charisma, that in perfect harmony with the surrounding region, provide you with the warmest of welcomes. Being Portuguese ourselves, and knowing the ground very well, we chose all the steps in this program so that you can bring the best possible souvenir back with you: the experience of the destination.

Reasons To Love It
  • The lovely slate villages, that contrasts with the green from the Lousã Mountain
  • The protected biodiversity of Lousã Mountain
  • The authenticity and uniqueness of the villages in the mountain, where time seems to have stopped

Experience Itinerary

The “rendez-vous” is at the Lisbon airport where you’ll be given all the information regarding your program and equipment. The destination is the lovely “Casa do Zé Sapateiro”, a transfer will leave you there. Its lovely slate construction, keeping the initial design of the village of “Ferraria de São Simão”, where it stands, will make you feel like a true local. Enjoy every corner of the house and, who knows, a traditional dinner with regional courses, thus receiving a true “welcome to Portugal“ experience.

After a traditional breakfast, filled with typical products, the path goes through the surroundings of São Simão village that will take you to Lage’s creek. This creek, with its clear water and charming fluvial beach is a true oasis on warmer days. Following the path between green slopes you’ll reach “Fragas de S. Simão”, an impressive area covered with canyons that are the stage for the most incredible radical activities that end on the most wonderful of waterfalls.

The tour begins at “Casa do Zé Sapateiro” before heading to the next location: Lousã Palace. On this tour you’ll visit the lovely village of Talasnal, a recovered slate village that charms for the details on the recovered houses, garnished with vineyard branches, and the richness of its gastronomy. Following, “Casal Novo”, a small village that despite being difficult to see, since it’s hidden between the luxurious green of the mountain, breeds authenticity and whose main street takes you up to Nª Srª da Piedade sanctuary. Lousã Palace, a 18th century building, is waiting for you.

After a breakfast filled with details, this day is on you. We can provide you with numerous suggestions and proposals like wandering about and trying to get lost in Lousã Mountain, taking walks, going on bicycle rides or even more radical activities such as climbing, canoeing or BTT. Suggestions are not short numbered so just tell us what you prefer and we’ll provide you with suggestions.

After a typical breakfast, enjoy a free day in Coimbra. Coimbra is a city full of charm, marked by the academic cult you will find the University of Coimbra and the Joanina Library, visit the ruins of Coninbriga and be dazzled by the river Mondego that crosses the city. Do not forget to listen to the fado of Coimbra. Sleep at Sapientia Boutique Hotel.

After the breakfast, it will be hard to say goodbye, but we hope to see you again soon. We’re certain that you’ll feel the same way too. A tranfer will leave you at the airport.

Itinerary Map


Important Information

The tour will occur mainly on irregular ground and is of moderate difficulty. This tour is self guided so it is up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here!


The price of the program is from €1250 per person on a double room basis. Special seasons, single and solo traveller supplements applies.


- 5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast; 
- Welcome reception at the airport with information about the programme providing a mobile phone, GPS track; GPS rental and informational material; 
- Pic-nic to go on the activity days; 
- 1 traditional Dinner at Casa do Zé Sapateiro (drinks not included); 
- Transfer of luggage between accommodations; 
- Private transfers round trip from the airport;
- Travel insurance.


- Dinners; Extra Activities.

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