The quinta is just over 45 mins drive east of Coimbra. The quinta is located at the edge of a village. It is the last house and borders the forest. One side is bordered by a stream. The road to the quinta is completely asphalted.
In the village there are a café and a mini-supermarket. Also within walking distance is an authentic Portuguese restaurant where you can eat a good 3 course menu for lunch or dinner for a small amount. The restaurant is located on a river where you can also fish and swim / bathe. A lively village with a few restaurants, cosy terraces, a bakery, a butcher, two small supermarkets, a chemist and some other small shops are a 5-minute drive (3 km). There is a landscaped river beach with bar / restaurant where you can swim. There is also a campsite.
The quinta is a 2-hour drive from Porto Airport and 3 hours from Lisbon Airport.
Some attractions in the area:
- It is a good base to visit Portugal’s largest natural park, the Serra da Estrela.
- Coimbra, with one of the oldest universities in Europe and a cosy, historic center. Here you will find a vibrant student city full of culture, shopping and pleasant terraces.
- Kayak/canoe on the Mondego river
- Bike rental (for example www.ecopista-portugal.com)
- Horse riding
- The sea is 1 hour and 10 minutes drive.
- Tomar (Temple of Templars), Fatima and Viseu are other cities that are well-known from the quinta.
- The largest Roman excavations in Portugal are in Conímbriga, 1 hour drive.
- And of course, Lisbon and Porto are very worthwhile!
Central Portugal is a very beautiful and green region, but in 2017 it was hit by forest fires. The traces of this are clearly visible in the area. See also the Newsletter.
It takes you 2 hours to fly from London to Porto and Lisbon. For a week car hire, you usually pay between 50 and 100 euros for a compact car.
By car, the quinta is about 16 hours drive (1,700 km) from Calais.