Walking in Portugal
Central Portugal, an area with plenty to do! Besides culture, golf and beach, you can also enjoy walking. You walk through olive groves and vineyards, Portuguese houses, coastal or limestone landscape, but a walk through Coimbra and Obidos is also possible. These walks and many others, are for you in Casa Ceedina for free.
Walking in the heart of Portugal: Natural Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros
In the Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros are many hiking trails. The distances and difficulty vary walk. The park is extracted limestone used for sidewalks, decorative stone and raw material for cement industry
On the east side of the park in 1994 were footprints of dinosaurs found in a total of 20 tracks revealed, where you can walk. At various places in the park you can visit caves. The park has a beautiful landscape with lots of olive trees, spectacular valleys and deep ravines.
Through the park you will find the old windmills, some restored, others neglected. Modern windmills are also along the edge of the park.
An hour’s drive from Casa Ceedina is the university city of Coimbra. The walk that we have for you, takes you through narrow streets, squares and the covered market. With the elevator (Elevador do Mercado) you go to the university area. There are about 22,000 students and eight facultities. Tourists and students walking by and with each other in this part of town. The library in Coimbra is one of the highlights of this section. From the University area you walk through the botanical garden and with a little luck you will get a private tour of the Orangerie.
Walking in Nazare-Sítio-Pederneira (9 km)
A nice walk through the bad-/visserijplaats. In the 17th century Pederneira an important port for the transport of conifers from Leiria to the port of Lisbon, today it consists of a few small streets! Nazare has over time become an old fishing village into one of the major resorts in Portugal. Although the beach fishing is gone, there is still a fish drying spot on the beach.
Walking from Casa Ceedina
You also can! So you can walk directly from the B & B into the hills, on small roads through the area. You walk past Portuguese houses, olive groves and vineyards. Or to the town of Batalha, the route runs alongside the vineyards down and is about 1.8 km.