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- Dornes by the lake,
- Spa of Agroal,
- Xisto-village of São Simão
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
Arrival in your holliday home in Chaos ± 15 km north of Tomar.
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.
Walk nr. 1: Dornes by the lake
The village of Dornes lies on a peninsula in the lake of Castelo do Bode. The village is famous for its distinctive Templar Tower and processions. The walk has some stunning views of the lake and Dornes. We begin and end our walk at the village so there is time to see the famous tower.
We take a break for lunch somewhere along our walk. And of course there is time for a cup of coffee in the village or a town a few miles away.
- Distance: ± 4 km
- Duration: ± 1,5 hrs
- Level: light
Walk nr. 2: 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.
A daytrip to the University City of Coimbra
Coimbra used to be the capital of Portugal during the middle ages. Nowadays it is famous for its university, which is one of the oldest in Europe. The historical building of the university belong to the world heritage of UNESCO. The Romans as well as the Moors have had a lot of influence in the region. Finaly the city became Portuguese territory again in 1131. Some of the most important buildings date from this era. During the Renaissance Coimbra become widely known with the foundation of the University. And from the 19th century students have played an important role in the city and changed it into thé city for students in Portugal.
We will pick you up at your holiday home in de morning en you will return there in the afternoon or evening.
How you would like to spend the day is up to you. We could explore Coimbra together. But maybe you prefer to do this by yourself. It is up to you and you can decide when the time comes.
Walk nr. 3: Xisto village São Simão
Xisto is typical kind of stone for this region. Therefor it was frequently used for building houses. The village of São Simao 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.
End of your stay and departure.