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Walking Package ROSA 1
max. 2 persons
Price € 375 pp/pw
Stay in holiday home in Chãos
3 guided walks:
  • Roman Bridge Quebrada do Meio
  • Xisto-village of São Simão
  • Spa of Agroal
1 day trip: historical town of Tomar

Your holiday home

The spaceous house is situated ±15km North of Tomar in the small village of Chaos. It is only a 5 minute drive (or 20 minute walk) to the nearby small supermarket, café, gas station and cash machine.

You are staying in the guesthouse that is next to the house of the Dutch owners. They have been living in Portugal for many years and are very happy to help you with any questions you might have.

Lay-out holiday home

  • seperate entrance to your home for the week
  • spaceous livingroom with kitchen
  • big sleeping area seperated by curtain and partition wall
  • 2 single beds
  • bathroom with shower and toilet
  • terrace with sun screen and beautiful view
  • shady terrace at the front of the house
  • stairs to the garden
  • dogs are welcome too

The walking week

Day 1

Arrival in your holiday home in Chãos ± 15 km north of Tomar.

Day 2

A short walk to get to know one another and the area. Free time for the rest of the day, just to enjoy the start of your holiday.

Day 3

Walk nr. 1: Roman Bridge Quebrada do Meio

This beautiful walk takes us to a well hidden Roman bridge near the almost deserted village of Quebrada do Meio. We walk through the hills and villages with olivetrees en grapes. And if we are lucky we will be accompanied by the sound of buzzards high above us.
We have our lunch at the small river and take some time before we start on our way back.
We will pick you up in the morning and you will return there in the afternoon.

  • Distance: ± 10 km
  • Duration: ± 3 hrs
  • Level: light

Day 4

Walk nr. 2: Xisto village São Simão

Xisto is typical kind of stone for this region. That's why it was frequently used for building houses. The village of São Simão is a beautiful example of a restored Xisto village. Our walk starts in the village and continues through the valley alongside a river.
We arrive at the idyllic riverbeach where we will have lunch and you could also have a swim. This is a hilly walk, with some small walkingpaths and stunning views of the area.

  • Distance: ± 5 km
  • Duration: ± 3 hrs
  • Level: average

Extra information: if you find that a 3 hour walk through hilly terrain might be too much for you, we can easily shorten the route.

Day 5

A daytrip to the historical town of Tomar

tabuleiros

Tomar was founded inside the walls of the "Convent of Christ" in the 12th century. The town is one of the most beautiful historical places of Portugal. The convent is big, and offers you hours of dwelling space on top of the hill just outside the center of Tomar. It has lovely views and is one of UNESCO's world heritage monuments.
And Tomar offers more. It has a beautiful old centre with the river Nabão running through it. Every friday there is a market en there are lots of restaurants, cafés and shops.
Every 4 years Tomar organises the Festa dos Tabuleiros. It is happening in 2015 again, from the 4th until the 13th of Juli. This festival dates back hundreds of years and is famous for its parades en decorated streets in the old centre. The decoration of the streets is an event in its self and is organised as a competition between streets. The result is colorful and splendid. The highlight is the big parade during which women and girls cary heavy trays on their heads chaperoned by the men.

We bring you to Tomar in the morning and you will return in the afternoon or evening.
How you would like to spend the day is up to you. There are several interesting places we could show you. But maybe you would prefer to discover the town for yourself. You can decide when the time comes.

Day 6

Walk nr. 3: Spa of Agroal

We walk through the quiet hills en beautifull oak forest. Every now and again we come across the Nabão river en some small villages. We take our time for a relaxing lunch at the spa and its riverbeach. And if the weather is warm enough, you could take a dip in the pool.
After the break we still have a very beautiful walk to go.

We will collect you from your holiday home in the morning and you will return there in the afternoon.

  • Distance: ± 8 km
  • Duration: ± 4,5 hrs
  • Level: average

Extra information: if you would find a walk of 4,5 hrs too much, we could shorten our route.

Day 7

Leasure time.

Day 8

End of your stay and departure.