Beira Alta

Nature, heritage and culture

Beira Alta region is renowned for its traditional villages and unspoiled nature, and its unbounded hospitality. It has much to offer, but it has been overlooked and under-developed from the tourism perspective. With Vale das Lobas as your base camp, there will be an almost unlimited number of outings to be made, to market towns, castle villages, nature reserves, cities such as Guarda and Viseu, and much much more…

    Serra da Estrela

     

    Serra da Estrela, or Mountains of the Star, is the biggest National Park in Portugal. With peaks above 2,000m, the park is known for its beautiful mountain scenery, outdoor adventures, agricultural wealth, culinary traditions and cultural history.

    Castle Towns

    Historical castle towns like Trancoso and Celorico da Beira take you back centuries with narrow streets and stone houses preserving the medieval atmosphere. These were important fortresses in the defence of the frontier with Spain during the Middle Ages.

    Fraga da Pena

     

    A megalithic temple site with 5000 years of history,  Fraga da Pena is an imposing rock structure that heads the valley. Artifacts found in the 20th century are on display in the archaeological museum of Fornos de Algodres.

    Grande Rota 22

    Grande Rota 22 passes directly through Vale das Lobas. It is a 500km long trail that links the historical castles, sacred sites and pilgrimage routes, ideal  for hiking, cycling and horseback riding.