Welcome to Manteigas


Manteigas makes an excellent base for hikers looking to explore the region. Walk through the glacial valley above town and you’ll still encounter terraced meadows, stone shepherds’ huts and tinkling goat-bells, while in Manteigas itself cobblestone streets and older homes still hold their own against the high-rise development that has taken root on the Serra’s fringes.


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Private 2 Day Serra da Estrela Tour from Lisbon

Day 1:Leaving from Lisbon at 8am, you'll travel towards Serra da Estrela. The first stop is in the city of Covilhã, one of the most important cities of Serra da Estrela. After a moderate climb up the mountain, you'll break for lunch at a restaurant with a fantastic view of the mountain.After lunch, you'll visit the village of Alvares Cabral, named after the navigator who discovered Brazil - Belmonte. Visit highlights including the medieval castle. The journey continues through the interior of the mountain, passing by Manteigas and the fantastic Glacier Valley. In Manteigas, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic dinner at a local restaurant and rest in a friendly typical hotel accommodation of the small town.Day 2:After breakfast, you'll climb up to Torre, the highest point of Serra da Estrela, through one of the most spectacular and beautiful roads in the mountains. On the way down the mountain, make a stop at Lagoa Comprida before you continue towards Sabugueiro, where youll find several shops with local delicacies such as mountain cheese and regional sausages, among others.Continue the trip to Nisa and through the mountain foothills, arriving in the medieval village of Folgosinho, where a meal awaits with all the local delicacies.Continue to Linhares da Beira, one of the most beautiful historical villages of Portugal and visit its incredible medieval castle.In the evening, return to Lisbon.