Schist Villages at Lousa Mountain

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Schist Villages at Lousa Mountain

The Veado Verde / Green Deer challenges you to live an experience in the

Lousa Mountain. Come with us and visit the beautiful and picturesque Schist Villages of Lousa Mountain. We will pass thru forests of pines, chestnut trees, oaks and beeches where we can find deer, wild boars, foxes and squirrels. It´s a wonderful and rewarding experience that includes offroad activities, hiking and visiting the shale villages.  It's a 4 hour tour (or 8 hour tour) with Coimbra as the pickup point. Get ready, the beauty of this mountain will leave you amazed!

IMPORTANT: Feel safe, we have the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cerdeira, 3200 Lousã, Portugal

Cerdeira is a magical place. At the entrance to the village, a small bridge leads us to a handful of houses peeping through the foliage. It seems like we are crossing the portal to a fantasy world. Everything appears perfect in this deeply romantic setting. The slate path points the way to a spring hidden among lush vegetation.

Between steep slopes rent by watercourses tumbling down from higher up, Cerdeira nestles in the most bucolic of surroundings. This is a village that art and creativity have helped to refound. Indeed, at certain times of the year, the village becomes alive with events that combine art and botany.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Candal, 3200 Lousã, Portugal

Benefiting from the ease of access provided by the National Highway, Candal is generally regarded as the most developed of the mountain villages and is one of the most visited. Its inhabitants are used to being joined by holiday and weekend visitors who flock here in search of pure air and good company.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aldeia do Talasnal, Lousa, Lousa 3200 Portugal

Here nature reigns. For a long time now, this is the Schist Village of the Lousã Mountain that has lent most visibility and charm because of the many details of the restoration of its houses. And also by the way the village seduces us through the mouth.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Aldeia do Casal Novo, Lousa 3200-075 Portugal

Passing along the unpaved road, the presence of Casal Novo almost escapes us. The village lies in a fold on the steeply sloping, north-facing hillside and the woodland surrounding the village hides its outline.

Stop At: Aldeia de Gondramaz, Gondramaz, Miranda do Corvo Portugal

Gondramaz is a completely restored shale village with about 50 houses where there is a tourist resort and where we will have a coffee.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aldeias do Xisto, Serra do Lousã, Lousa 3200-067 Portugal

Cadaval Cimeiro and Cadaval Fundeiro are two abandoned shale villages that burned twice in the 1980s. There we will hike between the two.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 3330 Aigra Velha, Portugal

Aigra Velha is the highest altitude Schist Village (770 metres), not far from the summits of the Lousã Mountain, but easy to get to. It is a small place, but one with wide horizons. The landscape surrounding the village makes all the difference. Here everything is simple and done following the natural cycle of nature that is all around us.
* - Only Full day tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aigra Nova, 3330-222 Góis, Portugal

ith its simple plan of low schist buildings, Aigra Nova consists of three small streets that cross the village.
Its spring and the mild climate favour agriculture and broad pastures. In this living village there are market gardens, livestock, donkeys and many activities that will surprise the visitor.
* - Only Full day tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pena, 3330 Góis, Portugal

This village is the perfect result of construction in a combination of schist and quartzite. A centuries-old chestnut guards the entrance to the village.
* - Only Full day tour.
The local topography dictated that the village developed along a promontory, making it seem that the houses are defying the laws of equilibrium and the force of gravity.

The village of Pena takes full advantage of the crystal clear waters of the stream. Alongside it, the Penedos de Góis offer adventure for the daring.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Infant seats available"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"A maximum of 10 people per booking"
"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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"Veado Verde / Green Deer has the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Largo da Portagem, 3000-337 Coimbra, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most of the hotels in central Coimbra, Lousã, Miranda do Corvo, Condeixa-a-Nova and Penela if parking is available.

We pickup clients for an additional fee (5€...10€) and also from other locations.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • One souvenir photo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Meals as per itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner) are optional and paid separately on site.
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Binoculars

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


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