Category: hiking!

Freya van Dien

Sangemil Sunday Morning Hike ~ a glimpse of history and a full dose of the current reality of life in the Dão valley.

Route: Hotel Beira Dão – Corujeiro – Furadouro – Penedo – várzeas do Rio Dão – Sangemil Distance: 8 km Duration: 3-4 hrs depending on group Hiking level: moderate Lunch: optional at Hotel Beira Dão Costs: € 12,50 for the hike,  € 25 for the hike & lunch (cost for kinds under 12: half price …

Freya van Dien

Morning Hike ~ Monastery Santa Maria de Maceira Dão & rio Dão river scape.

Route: Monastery of Santa Maria de Maceira Dão ~ Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Cabeça ~ valley vistas and vineyards ~ shaded path along the river ~ river scape with stepping stones ~ Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Maceira Dão Distance: 7 km Starting time: 9:00 h Coordinates starting point: 40.615829, -7.828865 Duration: 3-4 hrs …

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Day Hike ~ Biodiversity and abandoned mills between Quinta da Ponte & Entre Águas.

Route: Quinta da Ponte – Qta. Dos Ferreiros – Entre Águas – Ponte Dum – Quinta da Ponte Coordinates starting point: 40.701599, -7.579616 Distance: 15 km Duration: 5 – 6 hrs depending on group Hiking level: moderate Lunch: vegetarian picnic provided by Moinhos do Dão ~ Eco Quinta Costs: € 40 (incl. guide, insurance and …

Freya van Dien

Featured on Pure Portugal :-)

Thankful to be featured on the Blog and Facebook feed of Pure Portugal ‘not your average real property seller’. With respect for the work they do and the vision they stand for. VISION Pure Portugal (from the website) Our aim is to bring people back to the land and to encourage sustainable practices which enhance …

Freya van Dien

Inspiration

Reading this magnificent book about walking during the winter of 2018 and 2019 was what moved me to finally fulfill the long cherished desire to walk the Dão valley. I am ever grateful to Frédéric Gros for his embodied knowledge, inspiring prose and research into the power of the simple act of walking. I don’t …