Beira Alta

Destination tourism for nature, heritage and cultural discovery

Vale das Lobas is located in the heart of Beira Alta. Renowned by Portuguese for its traditional villages and unspoiled nature, this region will attract and appeal to outdoor types, nature enthusiasts, sightseers and culturals. Discover more about the highlights of the Beira Alta region.

    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

    Vale das Lobas is situated within the aspiring UNESCO Geopark Estrela with natural beauty of valleys and mountains enriched with cultural sights from Neolithic times like Fraga da Pena. Artifacts were found in these locations going back 5,000-10,000 years..

    Aldeias Históricas de Portugal

    A 500km long trail, also known as Grande Rota 22, that links the historical castles, sacred sites and pilgrimage routes of Beira Alta. These explorative routes passing 12 different towns can be discovered through hiking, cycling and horseback riding.