Location

Where can you find the campsite?

In the middle of Portugal, at the feet of the Serra da Estrela

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On the N230, our campsite is named after the bridge with three entrances,

Ponte das Três Entradas

For travel information, see directions

 

 

 

Surroundings: what to do and see

The campsite lies at the feet of the national park Serra da Estrela, a magnificent granite mountain chain with surprising rock formations. The Torre is the highest point at 1993 metersand offers beautiful panoramic views. The Serra do Açor is still an unexplored, green area, with a surprising low mountain chain, with the Colcurinho as its highest point, approximately 20 kilometres from the campsite. The area is characterised by hill ridges, lots of green, and terraces where grapes and olives are grown. The rivers Mondego, Alva and Alvoco have pleasant small river beaches, perfect for a cooling dip and for relaxation.

The area is a quiet and spacious oasis with ample possibilities for walking, swimming, horse riding, car and motor tours, kayaking, and for enjoying village life. There is no village without its own small inn or bar!
The Portuguese kitchen offers a variety of tasty, nutritious food for little money!

Car and motor tours to the National Park Serra da Estrela

This is Portugal’s (continental) highest mountain chain with the Torre at 1993 metres as its highest point. To make it 2000 metres, a 7 metrestall tower (Torre) has been built on top of it. This national park is beautiful in every season.

In Spring there are many flowers, blooming in colourful splendour. In the summer it is cool, and a number of lakes and reservoirs offer the opportunity to cool down.  The colours are special in Autumn and this is a good season for hiking. In Winter you can ski, and it is the only place in their country where the Portuguese can see the snow. Here, you will also find shepherds with their flocks.  The granite rock formations will continue to surprise you.

Follow this link for more information about the Serra da Estrela.

Serra do Açor

Less known, still unexplored and therefore surprisingly authentic, with various villages built against the mountain slopes as if they were glued upon it. There are beautiful, winding small roads with hardly any oncoming traffic.

This area is characterised by the slatestone mountains and there are the Aldeias do Xisto (slatestone villages), with Piodão as prime example. This village is on the Unesco World Heritage List. Absolutely worth a visit and the locally brewed liqueurs are delightful.

 

waterfall

There are beautiful waterfalls and walking routes near Fraga de Pena, Benfeita and Barriosa.

 

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River Beaches (Praias Fluviais) 

There are a number of river beaches in the area. You can also swim in the river that flows alongside the campsite.

Avô (4 kilometres from the campsite) and São Sebastião da Feira (15 minutes’ walk from the campsite) both have river beaches. During the summer period they have small bars where you can get some food and drinks.

There is a very special riverbeach in the mountains, at Loriga (30 km).

 

 

 

 

We have an information folder with maps of the area. You can find out more about sporting activities under the button Active.