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Schist Villages Walking Tour I self-guided

Ferraria de S. João
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Schist Villages Walking Tour I self-guided
*Price per person

Serra da Lousã

A proposal to walk from village to village on an 8-day journey through the Schist Villages.

Be amazed by the discovery of the Schist Paths, river beaches and mountain villages where you can also try some of the traditional knowledge and flavours, such as making bread in a wood-fired oven or fresh goat's cheese.

You'll stay in stone houses that have been renovated into comfortable rural tourism units, surrounded by nature in all its splendour. A journey back in time that you won't soon forget!

Day 1
Arrival in Coimbra
Transfer from Coimbra to the village of Casal São Simão
Stage 1: Casal de São Simão Circular Route (6 km I 3.7 mi / 247 m I 810.4 ft).
Overnight in Ferraria de São João
Meals included: dinner.

Day 2
Stage 2: Circular Route of Ferraria de São João (11.3 km I 7 mi / 544 m I 1784.8 ft | Short version: 5 km I 3.1 mi / 238 m I 780.3 ft)
Overnight in Ferraria de São João
Accommodation: Vale do Ninho Nature Houses
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
Stage 3: Ferraria de São João - Gondramaz (20km I 12.4 mi / 850 m I 2788.7 ft).
Overnight in Gondramaz
Accommodation: Mountain Whisper
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
Stage 4: Gondramaz - Talasnal (12km I 7.2 mi / 705 m I 2313 ft)
Overnight in Gondramaz
Accommodation: Mountain Whisper
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
Stage 5: Talasnal - Cerdeira (10km I 6.2 mi / 970 m I 3182.4 ft)
Transfer to Talasnal
Overnight in Cerdeira
Accommodation: Cerdeira Home for Creativity
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6
Free day in the Schist Village of Cerdeira: participation in the workshops "Construction of Miniature Schist Houses" and "Traditional Portuguese Food (chanfana)", a cookery class and a dinner of local and traditional food.
Overnight in Cerdeira
Accommodation: Cerdeira Home for Creativity
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
Stage 6: Cerdeira - Lousã (7km I 4.3 mi I 280 m I 918.6 ft)
Overnight in Cerdeira
Accommodation: Cerdeira Home for Creativity
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
Transfer to Coimbra
Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Tour Operator's Licence RNAVT 3014 & RNAAT 45/2006 & Nature Tourism Certified by Turismo de Portugal


Sun hat
Supplementary Food
Comfortable Clothing

Surrounding Area

MTB Center Ferraria São João at 302m

Misericórdia range at 4.8km

River beach of Louçainha at 6.1km

Restaurant Varanda do Casal at 6.3km

PR1 FVN - Schist Walking Trail Casal de S. Simão Descida às Fragas at 6.3km

São Simão Chapel at 6.4km

Shop in Casal de S. Simão at 6.4km

Fragas de São Simão river beach at 6.5km

Fragas de São Simão Walkways at 6.6km

River beach of Ana de Aviz at 7km


Price: 1290€/person (minimum 2 people)
From Sundays (other days to petición).
Self-guided tour.

- 7 nights with breakfast in pre-selected accommodation;
- Briefing with an A2Z Guide;
- Transfer from Coimbra to Ferraria de São João and from Cerdeira to Coimbra;
- 6 Lunchboxes and 7 dinners;
- Local transfers when necessary for the itinerary;
- Workshops: Construction of Miniature Schist Houses and Traditional Portuguese Cookery.
- Relaxation massage 30 min/person;
- Luggage transfer between accommodations - 1 suitcase per person - up to 15kg;
- 24-hour support line;
- App on your mobile phone with maps, GPS routes and stage descriptions (in English only).
- Personal accident insurance.

Normal Season (1st January - 30th June; 1st September - 31st December)
Single supplement: 500€
Solo Traveller supplement: 952:€
3rd person sharing**: 640€

*Other days: on request
** extra bed in the same room/house
*** Guided version possible. Contact us for more information.

Cancellation of confirmed bookings will be notified in writing.
The terms of cancellation payable by the Company are as follows
No charge up to 46 days prior to departure
From 45 to 31 days prior to departure: 30%.
30 to 15 days prior to departure: 50%.
From 14 to 0 days prior to departure: 100%.

All prices shown include VAT at the legal rate in force.

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Ferraria de São João 3230-018
Latitude: 39.974001983698
Longitude: -8.3241170290833