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Adventure

Leaving your comfort zone and challenging your limits are what you expect in an adventure. Live it with us, while exploring our inland.

Adventure with us discovering the inland.

Guided Day

Surrender yourself to our guide and spend a whole day discovering the inland with him. The most famous attractions, the historical villages around us and the secrets of the area are what you may expect to discover.

Price: 200€ for the day, regardless of the number of people.

Duration: Full day

Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 persons.

Lunch: 3 different options between Beir’Aja picnic (+20€), a nice and cheap restaurant (not included, paid directly to the restaurant) or a gastronomical experience restaurant (not included, paid directly to the restaurant).

Active Guidance

Are you visiting the Region and want to know all the history and secrets of a locality? Enjoy a guided tour with us, actively: on foot! The Historic Villages of Portugal, the county seats, the equally beautiful but less talked about localities. Check the list of locations below, or request a visit to another location not on the list. We are your guides!

Penamacor

Sabugal

Sortelha

Monsanto

Penha Garcia

Idanha a Velha

Vilar Maior

Equipment Rent

While visiting the region, you will realize this whole potential for what you were not ready. If you want to enjoy it, we’re able to rent the equipment for you to explore our Natural Resources: a Mountain Bike or a Stand Up Paddle board.

Price: from 20€/ day.

4x4 tour

Sometimes, to explore the most remote places in a short visit requires getting inside the comfort of a jeep and therefore accessing areas even some locals don’t go often. You can always count on a surprise!

Evolution Route

This route begins its narrative in the lands of Penamacor, 400 million years ago, when the Super Continent Pangea placed the land that we walk on today slightly under water, and allows us to observe part of the life of that time through the fossilized marks of the seabed as well as the beings that moved there. We continue to evolve through the landscape until medieval times, stepping on the Templar territory of Penha Garcia, important in retaining the Moors further and further south. We continue our way towards “Monte Santo”, understanding the Inselberg of Monsanto and the importance of these natural structures in the establishment of human settlements.

Price: 35€ per person

Duration: 4 hours

Route: Penamacor – Penha Garcia – Monsanto – Village of João Pires – Penamacor

Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 people

Others: Picnic included

Photographic Route

Vast green areas? Panoramic swings? Endless viewpoints and views? We will go through the best places around Serra da Malcata so that photography fans and those who always carry their smartphones in the air will have a good time. In between, we interpret the landscape and the rich biodiversity of this natural corridor.

Price: 35€ per person

Duration: 4 hours

Route: Penamacor – Albufeira da Meimoa – Meimão – Malcata – Quadrazais – Serra d’Opa – Penamacor

Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 people

Others: Picnic included

Wolf Route

The Iberian Wolf (Lobo) marks the Portuguese toponymy. Unfortunately, this iconic predator was the target of enormous persecution and habitat destruction, which caused a large part of Portuguese localities to have lost the connection to its own name. This route starts in the old village of Vale do Lobo and runs towards Penalobo, passing through Sortelha and the romanticism of its Eternal Kiss Legend. On the way, we cross pleasant trails and we also have the opportunity to visit the castle that never was, in Vila de Touro.

Price: 35€ per person

Duration: 5 hours

Route: Vale da Senhora da Póvoa – Sortelha – Penalobo – Vila de Touro – Vale da Senhora da Póvoa

Capacity: Minimum 2, maximum 6 people

Others: Picnic included

Trekking

Walking provides several benefits regarding cardio health and overall fitness. Besides, it also offers a bond with Nature and the possibility of getting to know the region without any polluting means. We follow marked paths or create our own route, customized to your liking!

Penamacor Pedestrian Route

On this tour you will visit Penamacor and its neighbouring countryside with the support and indispensable interpretation of a guide, who will help you to interpret the landscape, get to know the Minas do Palão, Fonte Ferranha, and various monuments and areas of interest such as the Torre de Menagem, Rua de Carros, Pelourinho, Igreja da Misericórdia or the old military barracks. Get to know Penamacor like you know the palm of your hand!

Price: 20€ per person

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 10km

Difficulty: Easy

Capacity: No minimum. Maximum of 6 only if necessary a ride to and from the beginning point.

Vieiros de Salvador

The Vieiros de Salvador are the only evidence in the Region of the mining of Iron and Manganese. Located on the slopes of the Penha Garcia mountains and surrounded by the forest, they are a hidden treasure rarely visited by the population. Beir'Aja wants to take you there and take the opportunity to walk to the top of the mountain and see the views and fossils of Salvador's Quartzite Crest.

Price: 20€ per person

Duration: 4h

Distance: 10km

Difficulty: Hard

Capacity: No minimum. Maximum of 6 only if necessary a ride to and from the beginning point.

The Wild in Vilar Maior

Rewilding Portugal is all about letting nature take care of itself, allowing natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, the natural rhythms of wildlife create more abundant and biodiverse habitats. Through Beir’Aja, visit this habitat, where you can observe Sorraia horses (Portuguese breed) in a Semi Wild Regime and understand the importance of the return of the Iberian Wolf, which contributes to making the Carapito Valley a little wilder.

Price: 30€ per person

Duration: Up to 5h

Distance: 10km

Difficulty: Moderate

Capacity: No minimum. Maximum of 6 only if necessary a ride to and from the beginning point.

Opa Mountain and Nossa Senhora da Póvoa

The Opa Mountain is the ex-libris of Beir'Aja. Not only does it shade our headquarters, but also enchants us with its landscape features and its 360º viewpoint. Home of countless stories and legends, it allows for a calm ascent, rich for the imagination. On the way back, we pass by another place equally rich in legends, mysteries and worship: Nossa Senhora da Póvoa, which hosts the largest pilgrimage in the Region since the early years of the Kingdom of Portugal. Come and understand our fascination with Serra d'Opa!

Price: 25€ per person

Duration: 5h

Distance: 12km

Difficulty: Moderate

Capacity: No minimum. Maximum of 6 only if necessary a ride to and from the beginning point.

The Millers’ Path

In the past, the Malcata Mountains housed, on the banks of its streams, several stone mills that milled the wheat and rye of the people who lived there, either for their own consumption or for sale. It was precisely for sale that the millers moved in donkey carts or in ox carts, from their mills to the village of Penamacor, where they sought trade. In this walk we recover one of the routes, which takes us from the village of Penamacor to a mill on the banks of Ribeira da Baságueda, inside the Malcata Mountains Nature Reserve, where we can learn a little more about its history and delight ourselves with a rural snack. The return will be by car at our expense.

Price and availability: on request

Duration: 5h

Distance: 10km

Difficulty: Easy

Capacity: No minimum. Maximum of 6 only if necessary a ride to and from the beginning point.

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