Beira Baixa and Serra da Estrela Experience

Hello traveler!

We present the Portuguese region of the Beira and Serra da Estrela, this territory is located in the center of the country, and is surrounded by natural spaces.

Do you know, how many municipalities it is composed of? It is made up of 15 municipalities, where you can learn about the culture, gastronomy and nature of the area.

The activities that sustain the area are mainly the agri-food and tourism sectors, where the historical, cultural and natural heritage also stand out.

How is your gastronomy? Its gastronomy is of excellent quality, since many of its products have a Denomination of Origin (PDO), such as Borrego Serra da Estrela or Queijo de Castelo Branco.

Its wonderful nature makes it perfect for hiking activities, as there are a wide variety of routes to discover. What will allow you to disconnect from the busy urban life.

Enjoy the Beira and Serra da Estrela!

EXPERIENCE BEIRA E SERRA DA ESTRELLA TO THE COMPLETE 

Discover all the secrets that the Beira e Serra da Estrela keeps with this route.

You will taste the best gastronomic and artisan products from Beira e Serra da Estrela.

You will also visit the entire Serra da Estrela, where you can observe its spectacular fauna and flora.

Program

1st Day

  • Arrival in Covilhã. Guided tour, where you will get to know the cultural heritage of the town, such as the Capela de São Sebastião or the Casa dos Ministros.
  • Lunch at the tavern “A Laranjinha”, where you can try typical dishes of the area, such as the Borrego Assado da Serra da Estrela.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner at “Alkimya” restaurant, where you will taste typical dishes of the area, such as Requijão Serra da Estrela.

2nd Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to the Cereja Interpretive Center, here you can see the entire cherry production process.
  • Lunch at the tavern “A Laranjinha”, where you can taste typical dishes of the area.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner at “Tasca 77”, where you can enjoy typical products of the area, such as lamb and kid.

3rd Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Arrival in Belmonte. Town located 21 km from Covilhã.
  • Guided tour, where you will discover the cultural heritage of the town, such as the castle, the walls and the historic center.
  • Lunch at “Pousada do Convento de Belmonte” restaurant, where you can taste typical products such as oil. Visit to the Museu do Azeite.
  • Dinner at “O Brasao” restaurant , where you can taste different typical dishes of the area, such as Cabrino na Telha.

4th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Full-day guided excursion to The Serra da Estrela.
  • Lunch with typical products of the area, such as Cabrito e Borrego Assados, Queijo da Serra da Estrela or Maça Bravo de Esmolfe.
  • Dinner at “O Brasao” restaurant , where you can try different typical dishes of the area, such as the Farófias.

5th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Arrival in Manteigas. Town located 26 km from Belmonte.
  • Guided tour of the town, where you will get to know the cultural heritage of the town, such as the Casa das Obras.
  • Lunch at “Berne” restaurant, where you will taste typical dishes of the area, such as Borrego Assado.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner at “Vale do Zêzere” restaurant, where you can enjoy typical dishes of the area, such as Queijo Serra da Estrela.

6th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to an artisan workshop dedicated to the production of wool fabrics.
  • Lunch at “Berne” restaurant, where you will taste typical dishes of the area.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner at “A Cascata”, based on local products from the area.

7th Day

  • Breakfast.
  • Return to the city of origin.

Everthing that is included in the program

  • 2 nights at Hotel Solneve, 2 nights at Belmonte Sinai Hotel, 2 nights at Hotel da Vila.
  • Specified lunches and dinners.
  • Tickets to museums.
  • Program activities.
  • Travel insurance.

Optional

  • Transport.
  • Visit to “The Queijo de Peraboa” Museum.

Distances

  • 1st Day: Madrid – Covilhã (409 km)
  • 3rd Day: Covilhã – Belmonte (22 km)
  • 5th Day: Belmonte – Manteigas (26 km)
  • 7th Day: Manteigas – Madrid (407 km)

How to get to Covilhã?

  • The fastest way is the private car: 4 hours 30 mins
  • By public bus from Madrid (Moncloa) – Salamanca – Covilhã: 5 hours 55 mins
  • By train from Madrid (Chamartín) to Valladolid and then Public bus Valladolid – Covilhã: 7 hours 13 mins
  • By night train from Madrid (Príncipe Pío) : 7 hours 51 mins
  • By night train from Madrid (Chamartín: 7 hours 59 mins

Price from

460 per person
  • Minimum of 2 people

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