Quinta da Abelenda | Two Lovely self catering cottages by the river Dão and by the Ecopista do Dão in central Portugal

Quinta da Abelenda
By the Ecopista do Dão

Between Coimbra and Viseu

Quinta da Abelenda, Central Portugal
Lovely Cottages & Bicycle Rental

By the river Dão and by the Ecopista do Dão
2 Lovely cottages in central Portugal, 50 km from Coimbra
Cycling over the 50 km Ecopista. Peace and quiet in a beautiful setting

Ecopista do Dão, close to Quinta da Abelenda, central Portugal

Quinta da Abelenda, Portugal

Very well located at just 200 meters from the river Dão, between Coimbra and Viseu, two lovely cottages offer peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, with magnificent views over the valley.

Although the Quinta is quiet, it is by no means isolated. It has excellent connections with Lisbon, Oporto and Spain and it is well located for visiting some of the most interesting places of Central Portugal, such as the magnificent mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Caramulo, the national park of Bussaco, the old university city of Coimbra and the city of Viseu. The vine-yards of the famous Dão wine are nearby.

The 4 hectare Quinta da Abelenda borders the beautiful Ecopista do Dão, a 49 km biking and hiking path that leads all the way to the city of Viseu, a former railway following the Dão river for miles. This river is very wide near Quinta da Abelenda, because it is part of the artificial Lake of Aguieira.

The surrounding area is excellent for walks, cycling, horseback riding and canoeing. We rent bicycles.

>> More about cycling the Ecopista do Dão
>> More about canoeing
>> More about horseback riding tours

The two cottages, self catering

Quinta da Abelenda - Abelenda - Casa do Bosque

Casa do Bosque

One of the cottages (sleeps 2 + 2) is located on a slope of Quinta da Abelenda and has a beautiful view of the valley. The other cottage is located near a small stream flowing through the valley. The cottages are surrounded by nature, large oak and cork oak trees, impressive rocks, several water springs and small creeks. There are also some fields for the horses and the fruit trees. In spring there are numerous wild flowers and beautiful ferns.

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To do and to see on the quinta and in this part of Portugal

Below you will find some images of what you can expect here. Click on the pictures for more information.

Programma Afdaling Ecopista do Dão

Package descending the Ecopista do Dão
Slowly descending by bike, 47 km long

Ecopista do Dão

Cycling over the Ecopista do Dão, a former railway,
now transformed into a spectacular bike and walking path, 49 km

Walking in Portugal, Serra do Caramulo

We have discriptions of sevaral walks in Portugal
This image shows a part of the Rota dos Caleiros in the Serra do Caramulo

Canoeing on the river Mondego

Canoeing on the Rio Mondego, between Penacova and Coimbra. Canoe-tours adapted for everyone.

Rota dos Laranjais, Serra do Caramulo

We have discriptions of sevaral walks in Portugal
This image shows a part of the Rota dos Laranjais in the Serra do Caramulo

Swim facilities Quinta da Abelenda

Swimming in the river Dão, 300 meters from Quinta da Abelenda

Horseback riding Portugal

Our horses and one of the cottages