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Serra da Estrela: Private E-Bike Tour with Observatory

1. Serra da Estrela: Private E-Bike Tour with Observatory

You'll start at Cruz das Jugadas with views of the peaks of the Estrela. This is followed by Campo Romão, a plateau site where rye cultivation and grazing predominate. You will also visit the Penhas Douradas Meteorological Observatory, the source of the Mondego River and the Rossim Valley. In this bathing area you can cool off on the hottest summer days. Soon after, the trip heads to the typical houses of that area, surrounded by beautiful forests. But also, there will be no shortage of panoramic views of the mountain and the village of Manteigas. On your way back, you'll visit Carvalheira. A dense forest of large resinous trees. An excellent way to discover one of the most beautiful and unique areas of Serra da Estrela.

Serra da Estrela Private Tour

2. Serra da Estrela Private Tour

Serra da Estrela is the highest mountain in mainland Portugal and provides a perfect setting for contemplating nature both in winter and summer. Here you will find the Natural Park with the largest protected area in Portugal, due to its rare richness in flora and fauna. On this private one-day tour, we combine the unique scenic beauty of nature with the gastronomic richness of the region, making a mandatory stop at Torre, the highest point in mainland Portugal. The stop at Torre is a must, as besides being the highest point in mainland Portugal, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. You will be able to appreciate the magnitude of the mountain and capture memorable photos. This private one-day tour of Serra da Estrela combines adventure, nature, and gastronomy, providing a complete and enriching experience for nature and local culture lovers.

Tour Serra da Estrela e Covão d'metade

3. Tour Serra da Estrela e Covão d'metade

* Meet the guide/driver at 09h00 or 14h30. * Departure for Serra da Estrela, on the Covilhã side, with a stop at the Varanda dos Carqueijais viewpoint, with breathtaking views of Cova da Beira; * Passes Penhas da Saúde; * Piornos stop (contemplate the Nave Santo Antônio, Covão do Ferro Dam, Poio do Judeu); * Nossa Senhora da Boa Estrela stop; * Stop to contemplate Cântaro Magro and the glacial Zêzere Valley; * Visit to the Tower, the highest point in Portugal, * Time to taste some of the typical products of the Serra, in the traditional shops; * Descending on the Manteigas side, let yourself be carried away by the unique landscapes offered by the Glacier Valley. is one of the 7 wonders of Portugal; * Stop at Covão d'Ametade to contemplate the Raso, Gordo and Magro Caves and where the River Zêzere rises. where the River Zêzere rises, we will see the Zêzere Glacier Valley, one of the 7 wonders of Portugal; * Return to accommodation. * End of tour.

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