It is only relatively recently that this previously remote area of Portugal has opened up to tourism, so it
remains beautifully unspoiled, where quaint, sparsely populated villages keep traditional cultures alive
such as weaving and clog making.
The fertile banks of the Tramega River give rise to olive groves, vineyards and orchards. If you are a wine connoisseur (or indeed a novice drinker!) you should certainly make a trip to a local winery (the hotel can happily organise this) where you can try the delicious locally grown varieties.
A visit to Alvaro National Park will reveal pine scented valleys and the Fisgas de Ermelo waterfalls. For the more adventurous and active you can try your hand at paragliding, mountain biking or hiking in the area
Porto is around an hour's drive away so be sure to take up our car hire option to best explore the surrounding area.