Mountain biking and Portugal
Blood sweat and tears…
For the active sporty people among us and those who love to challenge themselves, we have 6 mountain bikes for rent. The mountain bikes are well taken care of so you will only have fun and joy while biking around. There are maps from the region available for the adventurers or you can have your personal guide Rafael. He can show you the most beautiful spots in the region. There is also a 40 km (1/2 marathon) and 60 km Marathon in our backyard known as the Disneyland for mountain bikers!! Just about 800 m away from our accommodations . You can stay in our holiday homes and choose the number of over nights and biking days or hours yourself.
There are also several routes available online you can download on your mobile phone or other device !!
Guide – 20€/hour 4 persons (minimum 2 h, max 8 people /guide)
(Caution 50€/bike paid on pick up)
Al damage caused to the mountain bikes, will be paid by the person who rents!
Helmets, drinking bottles, gel seats, locks, repair kits,pumps are available!
We also work together with Quinta da Abelenda for more cycling and Mountainbike fun!
The former railway “Linha do Dão”, closed in 1988, connected Santa Comba Dão with the city of Viseu. In 2011 this railway was transformed into a spectacular bike and walking path, called the “Ecopista do Dão”.
The first part of this path, runs along the banks of the river Dão. Every bend is followed by stunning views. The landscape with views of mountains and valleys covered with oaks, cork oaks, chestnut trees and vineyards, cultivated land and small villages. In the distance the mountains of the Serra do Caramulo and the Serra da Estrela are always present.
With 49 km, it is not only the longest Ecopista of Portugal, but probably the most beautiful! Quinta da Abelenda provides mountain bikes and cycling information for the region of Santa Comba Dão and Viseu.
You can stay in one our holiday houses and rent bicycles at Quinta da Abelenda which is located near the beginning of the Eco-Trail in Santa Comba Dao…
Rental per day – 12 €