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Hiking, Food and Wine Tour in Beira Interior Region - 2 Day experience

Serra da Esperança, Apartado 76, 6250-909, Belmonte - Beira Interior

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This is a route that allows walk lovers to find the highest point of mainland Portugal. This is one of the most interesting routes within the country, in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a unique landscape where you can observe the Zêzere Glacier Valley which is one of the largest Glaciers Valleys of Europe and enjoy good food accompanied by good Portuguese wines.

Highlights:

  • Hiking with the length of 17.2 km with moderate difficulty and duration of approximately 5h30
  • Impressive landscape
  • Tasting Menus
  • Serra da Estrela Natural Park
  • Visit to Belmonte village
  • Visit to the highest point of mainland Portugal
  • Zêzere Glacier Valley

Included:

  • 1 Night Accommodation in a Double Room in the chosen hotel category
  • 1 Breakfast in the accommodation unit
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Not Included:

  • Tour with private driver and guide for the entire tour in a car of superior range (optional)
  • Tour accompanied with guide (optional)
  • Personal expenses like buying wine bottles and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrances and visits to monuments or buildings
  • Tips
  • Flights or other means of transportation used to get to the starting point of the itinerary

Prices and Available Options:

From € 170 (price per person)


Conditions

Category Conditions
Reservation You will receive an email with the booking details and later on (within 48 hours) a confirmation email; Subject to the confirmation of availability
Type of Tour Private Group
Duration 2 Days / 1 Night
Payment It will be charged 100% of the amount of the experience when the reservation is confirmed
Cancellation If you cancel less than 45 days before your arrival date, 100% of the total booking will be charged; Cancellation up to 45 days prior your arrival date: 2.5% of the total booking price will be charged
No-Show It will be charged 100% of total booking value
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately
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Spoken Languages Spanish; French; English; Português
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Day 1 


Check-in at Pousada do Convento de Belmonte that was built by renovating the ruins of the former Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent. Before the monastery this was the site of a hermitage founded in the thirteenth century, and ancient pagan cults probably used the same location.
In the afternoon we suggest a visit to the Belmonte Village where Pedro Álvares Cabral was born (the discoverer of Brazil in 1500). The Cabral Family were patrons of the hermitage, and the image of Nossa Senhora da Esperança is today on display in the parish church of Belmonte and thought to have been carried from Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral.
You can explore many historical monuments is the region, including the castle, the burial vault of the Cabral family, the Judiaria or Jewish Quarter, and the mysterious Centum Cellas, as well as the natural beauty and folk traditions of Serra da Estrela (Mountain), one of the Europe's most important nature reserve.
In the late afternoon you will have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dinner in good company of the wines in Belmonte Gourmet restaurant which is a unique case of dedication and commitment that has given notoriety to the restaurant. The dishes are carefully selected by Chef Valdir Lubeck.

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Day 2


Breakfast served at the Inn. In the morning, it will soon start your walk by a sign posted trail that begins in Manteigas village, with the length of 17.2 km with moderate difficulty and duration of approximately 5h30, the trail has several curiosities highlighting the numerous traces of glacial action and a natural vegetation with endemic species and other rare distribution, traces that indicate the presence of man in the region since ancient times. The Tower is the point of arrival, located on the superior upland of the Serra da Estrela, it’s a prominence place, being the highest point of the Portuguese Mainland (1993 m) where D. João VI (King John the VI, 1816-1826) order the building of the tower, all in stone, to complete the 2000 m of altitude and where winter sports are practiced attracting people from all over Portugal.Worthy of special mention is the Senhora da Boa Estrela (Good Star Lady), in the Covão do Boi (Ox Covão), which is a masterpiece of religious nature, a sculpture from the forties, embedded in a rock. To recover the energy lost during the morning, lunch at Convento de Belmonte Gourmet Restaurant. Check-out Pousada do Convento de Belmonte.

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