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Adventure Holidays

Adventure on your Holidays: Hiking, Mountain biking, Canyoning, Kayaking, Jeep safari’s, Geocaching in the neighborhood or in the mountains.The atmosphere of the Portuguese countryside, the friendly people…and the most beautiful sites and views.

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Mountain biking

At our Quinta we have 3 old school mountain bikes available to use.
For those who are adventurous, there are several routes available online. They take you to  the most beautiful and special places in the region.

You can bring your own bike or you can rent a Unicorn Mobility ebike at our facility soon. Estrela ebike electric Mountain bike tours in the Serra da Estrella can give you an incredible experience discovering the most beautiful location of Portugal.


Old school mountainbikes Quinta da Alegria

One week

from € 15/bike

per person

Electric Bikes Estrella Ebikes


Old school mountainbike Quinta da Alegria

1 day

€ 15/ bike


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 bicycles, 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…


Price / day between 08.00h and 18.00h.

From € 12.50

per bicycle

Exclusive Insurance!
Al damage caused to the mountain bikes, will be paid by the person who uses the bikes!
Helmets, drinking bottles, gel seats, locks, repair kits,pumps are available!

Have an unforgettable adventure holiday  with Kayaking, Canyoning or other adventure activity´s in Portugal. We work together with Trans Serrano and Pioneiro do mondego to get you an exceptional time!

Trans Serrano

The Mission from Trans Serrano is to prevent the disappearance from culture and nature from the Mountains, by implementing innovative ways of creating  programs and services in which participants interact with these cultural and environmental aspects, allowing the profitability of traditional economic activities and visiting places of natural interest.

They Organize: Adventures Expeditions, Cultural and Ethnographic Tourism or Adventure and Recreation Sports like; 
Aquatic Hiking, Canoeing, Canyoning, Climbing, abseiling and slide, Guided jeep tour, MTB, Orienteering, Multi-activities

They can assure you of the perfect day with incredible breathtaking views and unforgettable outdoor activities.

All levels of experience welcome from absolute beginner to advanced, safety is guaranteed by qualified and experienced instructors.

You can stay in one of our holiday homes and enjoy the adventure of your life!

O Pioneiro do Mondego

“O Pioneiro do Mondego” is a family owned company of adventure sports and eco-tourism in Penacova. Their main activities are the daily kayak-trips downstream the river Mondego between Penacova and Coimbra. The descents are a perfect activity for couples and families with children, for lone nature-loving travelers or as a teambuilding activity for companies.

Their kayak tours are one of the main outdoor activities in Coimbra, Portugal.

Pioneiro do Mondego was founded in 1988 by two Belgian teachers, Dirk and Kristien, and was one of the first companies in adventure tourism in Portugal. “O Pioneiro do Mondego” is a national and international reference; in 2014 the company has been nominated among the top-15 highlights of Portugal by the “Rough Guides”.

You can stay in one of our holiday houses and enjoy the adventure of your life!



€ 35

por pessoa


€ 50

por pessoa

Jeep Safaris

€ 40

por pessoa

Midões is a beautiful region in central Portugal perfect for hiking and walking, you will enjoy all the beautiful sights  from valleys and rivers like :Rio Mondego(the biggest in Portugal originating river), Rio dos cavalos (with it’s Roman bridges), Rio Seia (with it’s water turtles and otters)and many more little streams.

Whether you are hiking or just want to find a nice spot to relax you will be spoilt for choice in rural Portugal. With the  beautiful nature in the region of Coimbra between the ´Serra da Estrela´ the highest point of Portugal Continental, the Caramulo Mountains and the “Serra do Açor” you will find Roman ruins, rock formations, Dolmen, rivers and small waterfalls, the atmosphere of the Portuguese countryside, sheep, goats, the friendly people…and the most beautiful sights.

We have several hiking trails from 1 to 4 hour around the accommodation and many geocache treasures to find…


There are several routes available online that you can download on your mobile phone or other device, many treasures to find with Geocaching locations in the neighborhood !!

Hiking tours

Leen, a friend of the family, can take you to the most beautiful spots in the Serra da Estrela or in the neighborhood. You can choose for a Hike taking a couple of hours or a hiking tour of a couple of days with camping outside. There are walks for beginners and experienced hikers.

Join! Easy walk 17 October 2021!


1 to 4 people

Also more than 5 people

Leen loves to walk and offers her knowledge for free

por dia

Transport and food not included!

Program example:

We begin at the reservoir at the “Vale Rossim”, a lovely swimming spot. Walking along the river, we are led to the “Roof of Portugal”, where the views are spectacular and breathtaking. Along the way to the “Roof” you will encounter many species of beautiful flora and fauna, enjoy and feel free to admire your colourful surroundings. This is an easy and gently rising path, where we get the sense of the freedom of flight! Halfway along the walk we come to a rock which we could climb, if you wish. After our climb we begin to descend, crossing through the bush back down to the reservoir.

This is approximately a 4 hour hike.

Other examples of hiking tours