2. Covilhã: Guided Tour of Recheira Mines in the Zêzere Valley
A diamond in the rough is already born, in terms of a new tourist attraction - A minning and Envoronmental trip!
This is a great and the happy combination of innovative mining, environmental and rural tourism
Now can already provide a very special experience of observing geology in beautiful, natural surroundings.
Enjoy a unique, different and innovative form the Mining Tourism and Environmental Tourism, and complemented by Rural Tourism, in which tourists can participate in various agricultural activities, associated with, thanks to the rehabilitation complet of an old and abandoned tin and tungsten mine, which has existed for over 50 years, where the tourist is minimally equipped as a miner, make a culture and history Minning trip, and can now visit the various mining galleries that burrow into the mountain, surrounded by mysteries and surprises, and return to the cultural mining past. As you enjoy and delight in observing the geology of the rocks, with their quartz veins of noble minerals, and marvel at the ventilation chimneys and excavations executed inside the rock, bridges, lake, holes and a mining events room, dug by the miners, inside a mining gallery, where you can have snacks, parties, thematic parties, birthdays, wine tasting, lunches, dinners, musical events, wedding proposal, golden anniversary, recording of the Christmas music video for 2020, team building, prepared specifically for tourist
The mining complex of Minas Recheira was chosen to serve as the setting for the filming inside and outside the mining galleries, referring to wolfram mining for World War II, of an 8 episode Drama / Espionage Series.
Will also find here the simulation of life-size dummies, dressed as miners, performing various functions in scenarios and with artefacts from that time
Carry out an unprecedented experience inside a gallery, by lighting an original "gasometer", which was the illumination of the miners of the time...visit Mining Interpretation Center, all this in a touristic, playful, didactic, educational, geological, pedagogical and scientific aspect, the enterprise is partner and associate of many public and private institutions, universities and polytechnics
Environmental Tourism in this place is highly privileged, because Nature itself brought together so much beauty in one place here. The property is located in the Zêzere Valley, right next to the River Zêzere, in a navigable area, and has a wonderful view of two beautiful mountains: the Serra da Estrela, Geopark Estrela
It is a wonderful place, special, magic, where you will find tranquility, secutity and lots of peace…!!!
The duration of the visit, the simplest package, will be 2 to 3 hours, the most complete package takes all day, always by technical guides, with water, a delicious sour cherry from the farm of "Rechinho" and at the end a surprise souvenir of the enterprise, a flyer. Has the seal of the Clean & Safe of Tourism of Portugal.
A natural Oasis to be explored and visited!!!