Stunning mountain landscapes to be enjoyed by the whole family, whether summer or winter, the Serra da Estrela has something for all tastes.
Stroll the mountain paths or discover the wool routes, the local villages and the castles.
The highest point in mainland Portugal is also among its most beautiful, and provides a wide range of open-air activities. Why not try snow or artificial skiing, a ride on a snowmobile, have a game of tennis, or go hang-gliding, ultra-light flying or abseiling? Discover the beauty of the natural landscape that becomes Portugal’s only ski resort in the winter months, a resort growing in popularity year after year.
From hill walking to jeep or horse tours, get your family out and about. Take a guide to visit the Nature Park. Hike the spectacular watercourses, or try some bird spotting if you’re feeling more leisurely. Get a Serra da Estrela Nature Park Tourist Map and take the circular route round the mountain starting in Lagoa da Torre.
There is also the opportunity to see the "Serra da Estrela" breed of dog that has stood guard for herders throughout centuries.
And make sure you try a little Serra soft cheese, considered to be one of the very best in Portugal.