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- Spa of Agroal
- Xisto-village of São Simão
- Nature park Serra de Aire
Your holiday home
Your home for the week lies ± 15km North of Tomar, just outside the village of Chãos. It is 10 minutes on foot to the village square where a market is held every sunday. And it takes an 8 minute drive to the nearby small supermarket, café, petrolstation and cash machine.
The holiday home is a beautifuly restored spaceous villa. You can enjoy lots of privacy, because the owners do not live here.
Lay-out of your home:
- large livingroom
- modern kitchen area with everything you could need
- 1 bedroom with a double bed
- 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds each
- 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and sink
- large terrain around the house
- roofed terrace with a big dining table
- outside barbeque
The walking week
Arrival in your holiday home in Chãos ± 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: 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.
Walk nr. 2: Xisto-village of 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.
Daytrip to Nazaré at the Atlantic coast
Nazare Is a small town on the Atlantic coast. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the area. The old village, the Sítio lies on top of the cliff and can be reached with a special tram. The village is famous for its legend about an intervention by the Virgin Mary, which saved the life of a Portuguese knight in the 12th century.
This coast line is one of the most beautiful in Portugal. It has long sandy beaches and mostly they are very quiet. Even in the summer you can find quiet spots. It is also the region for record-breaking surfers. Waves can get as high as 20 meters. For regular swimmers the Atlantic sea is dangerous. So the safest place to swim would be in a bay where you are protected from the strong currents and waves. But the coastal area is always spectacular and beautiful.
We will pick you up in the morning and we will return somewhere in the late afternoon or evening.
How you would like to spend the day is up to you. We could discover the village and seaside togehter. But if you prefer to spend the day (or part of it) by yourself, that would be an option too. You can decide when the time comes.
Walk nr. 3: Naturepark Serra de Aire
Serra de Aire is a big Nature Park dat mainly consists of limestone hills. The landscape is striking also because of the old stone walls you see everywhere.
The walk begins and ends in the village of Arrimal. We go through oak forest en enjoy some impressive views. We pass the "Arco da Memória" which dates from the 16th century and was built as a border demarcation.
We take our lunch in the park during our walk or afterwards in the town of Porto de Mós.
- Distance: ± 7 km
- Duration: ± 3,5 hrs
- Level: average
End of your stay and departure.