Region

The Region

Nowadays the interest in our region, the North of Portugal, is growing due to its natural beauty and its people’s hospitality. It is also  magnificent for outdoor activities, away from the usual busy costal resorts. Located strategically near rivers, surrounded by wild mountains and with geological interest, this place has the right attributes to become unique.

Besides, the Out of Town house is located in a strategic place for a city break. On the one hand it is only 55km (50min) from Oporto and 2km from the River Douro, on the other hand, it is in a quiet, unspoiled area.

The house is situated within a protected agricultural area and it is in the river Paiva basin, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and a protected zone due to its great diversity of species, ecosystems and habitats.

Nearby places of interest:

  • Serra da Freita (Mount Freita)
  • Passadiços do Paiva (Paiva boardwalk)
  • Pedestrian Routes (Arouca Geopark)
  • Ilha dos Amores (Lovers’ Island)
  • Schist Villages
  • Romanesque Route

And many more…