Converted 17th century barn. Large bed/sitting room, 2 double beds, television, air-conditioning. kitchen/dining room. Bathroom. Large porch/sitting area (sleeps 2 more). Spring-fed swimming pool, totally organic environment. Great for walking/bird waching/painting/relaxing/sightseeing. Very near National Park of Peneda-Gerês. Central for sightseeing Northern Portugal. 1.5h by car from Oporto. more info...
An unspoilt natural paradise Montanhas is the ideal place for mountaineering, canoeing, sightseeing or relaxing in an untouched corner of Europe.
The Douro river, the longest in northern Portugal, winds its way past mountains and cliffs until it reaches the Atlantic near the city of Porto where pleasure boats ply the waters. Between Mes?o Frio and Pinh?o the valley sides are lined with terraced vineyards that produce the famous Port wine.
Signs of prehistoric men are seen in the ancient cave paintings in Vila Nova de Foz C?a while elsewhere medieval castles and convents or Romanesque little churches dot the landscape.
History, too, is evoked by the manor houses, such as the Baroque mansion at Mateus, near Vila Real, or in the great 17th century sanctuaries, such as Nossa Senhora dos Rem?dios in Lamego.
In the Montanhas region one finds the green fields of the Douro, the continuation of the central mountain range and wonderful historic villages where time seems to have stopped, such as Almeida, Sortelha, Monsanto, Belmonte, Pi?d?o, and Idanha-a-Velha.
Average temperatures of 14?C (the summer temperatures can go as high as 26?C and in the highest regions the winter temperatures are sometimes below zero).
Oporto International Airport and ferries to Lisbon give access to the region. The IP3 crosses the entire region from north to south, and the IP5, going from east to west, connects the coast with the hinterland, passing through the beautiful towns of Viseu and Guarda.
Thermal spas at Monfortinho, S?o Pedro do Sul, Caldas de Felqueira, Carvalhelhos, Pedras Salgadas, and Vidago, with its magnificent park, swimming pools and golf course.