Things to Do

One of the main treasures of the county is its natural heritage. You’ll find schist stone villages, some being renovated, lots of wildlife and views to die for. There are trails which take you from one castle town to another. Lots of hiking, mountainbiking and climbing. Or canoeing, paddle boarding and boating on the numerous lakes and reservoirs in the area. For more detailed information please take a look at the sub menu.

Barragem do Cabril

Those who prefer car rides have the viewpoint at Barragem do Cabril, which allows them to see the huge lake and, on the opposite side, the deep valley of the Zêzere where there are two bridges. One is the Filipina Bridge, built in the early 17th century, classified as a national monument.

Being in the centre of Portual means the whole country is very easy to visit

From Salaborda Nova, you are 40 minutes from Coimbra and Tomar. Porto is 1-hour 50 minutes and Lisbon 2 hours away, all easily accessible with the motorway system. The coastal town of Figueira da Foz is 1 hour away and the famous surfing beach of Nazaré a further 25 mins along the coast. All the coastal villages and towns along the coast all have fish restaurants with locally caught fish for delicious lunches.