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An adventure through the villages of Schist da Lousã (half day) provided by Aventuras Forte(s) - Turismo de Natureza

An adventure through the villages of Schist da Lousã (half day)

An adventure through the villages of Schist da Lousã (half day)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The villages of Shale have already been dubbed "magical villages," their names sound like Romans, Arabs and even barbarians, but it is their characteristic appearance that makes them so fantastic. These structures dating back to medieval times emanate an architectural beauty that is still difficult to match today, even more fascinating are the places where they find themselves by necessity of fixation for pastoral and agricultural activities. During this adventure we will take you to know some of the most beautiful villages of Shale of Serra da Lousã as well as the sweeping landscapes that this unique place has to offer ...
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115885P16
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Photos of the tour
  • Follow-up by qualified technical guides throughout the course
  • Personal Accident and Liability Insurance
  • Transportation with collection in the place where it is housed (region of Coimbra and Lousã)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We make the transfer in any place in the region of Coimbra (can be done in the hotel where is housed in Coimbra or elsewhere in the city)
  • Verde do Mondego Park, Av. Lousã, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for people with mobility problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Photos of the tour
  • Follow-up by qualified technical guides throughout the course
  • Personal Accident and Liability Insurance
  • Transportation with collection in the place where it is housed (region of Coimbra and Lousã)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We make the transfer in any place in the region of Coimbra (can be done in the hotel where is housed in Coimbra or elsewhere in the city)
  • Verde do Mondego Park, Av. Lousã, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for people with mobility problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 23, 2020
A note from An adventure through the villages of Schist da Lousã (half day)
Aventuras Forte (s) has the "Clean & Safe" seal of Turismo de Portugal. Your safety is our priority. Venture safely with us!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Verde do Mondego Park
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Coimbra
    Lousa
    Serra da Lousã
    Aldeias do Xisto
  • You'll return to the starting point
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William M
4 contributions
Dec 2021
This was our second day with Fatima and Sergio, and it was just as good as day one. They took through the Schist Da Louisa villages, with stories and insights for each one. It was a magical experience including an “off road” short cut to their favorite village around the mountain and through the woods. Wonderful vistas. A mixture of fog and sun made for some great photos. Once again, Fatima provided memorable photos for us all along the way. We highly recommend this tour, we enjoyed it thoroughly.
Written December 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mohamed
6 contributions
This tour was great we got to see the Schist Villages but the highlight was definitely the Trevim swing. Sergio provided a great tour and took some great pics along the way.
Written August 23, 2021
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Patricia Trindade
2 contributions
The tour guide was amazing and spoke very good English. It was an amazing tour where they knew the perfect spots with great explanation of the nature, wildlife and history. We enjoyed it so much and will definitely do another tour since they had more options :))
Written August 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jose
1 contribution
Aug 2019
The guides Sérgio and Fátima took us through the mountains of Lousã to discover the fantastic shale villages. Throughout the course were extremely attentive and friendly. They were always looking to show us all the details that these villages had to show us and the beautiful landscapes. An experience not to be missed for those who are in Coimbra.
Written August 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AventurasForte_s
The shale villages are very remarkable in fact! Thank you very much for your words, it was a pleasure to have you in our city, Coimbra!
Written November 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Lovely Escape from the City!
After traveling through Portugal for several weeks, I was interested in getting off the beaten path and exploring a
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A tour to remember!
Even though we had a bit of a rainy day, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Sergio and Fatima know the history of Coim
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A great tour.
Sergio is an excellent guide with much local knowledge. Coimbra is a fascinating place with much history.
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The most wonderful day out
The most wonderful day out! Wow, what a day. Fatima and Sergio met us at our hotel, with all COVID safety measures
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Amazing afternoon
We spent a wonderful afternoon visiting the Serra da Lousã. before going up the mountain sergio and fatima took us
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Spectacular tour
spectacular tour. Fátima and Sérgio prove to be very experienced guides when following the trail of the deer for us
nightwalker2020
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Serra mountain and the schist villages. A must see!!!
Sergio and Fatima are very brilliant and hospitable guides. They ensured we saw all we wanted! We absolutely enjoye
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Wonderfull
We had the most wonderfull experience with the most sympathic guides: Sergio and Fatima. We enjoyed their love for
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Wonderful!
The walking tour in Coimbra with Sérgio and Fatima was informative, engaging and overall a very enjoyable experienc
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Amazing trip with great guides
We had a wonderful time with Fátima and Sérgio. Both know a lot about the city and took us to all the special spots
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AAAWesome!!!
One of the best young couple tour guides - hosts ever. Sergi and Fatima what a nice surprise! They guide us throug
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