Oporto

Porto

 

A class of its own.
Unesco World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination 2017.
And great news! Avoid traffic and parking troubles, just take off to your city adventure from the lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the city center São Bento.
Nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.

Aveiro

Aveiro

 

Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in our region.

Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses and try ovos moles. From there you can visit the Farol da Barra and the colorful painted houses of Costa Nova. Visit the market and discover pristine beaches. Don’t leave us without having experienced this special place. The train from Ovar takes you to Aveiro in 20 minutes.

Ovar

Ovar

 

One of the best places to see colourful tiles and the nation wide famous carnaval. An open air gallery of traditional Portuguese art. Not to mention the incredibly delicious Pão-de-Ló, a temptation for everybody with a sweet tooth. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings local farmers present their best products on the market. Just 10 minutes by bike from the lodge!

Furadouro

Furadouro

 

Furadouro is a lively seaside village with a charming historic centre. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and international dishes for great prices. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors, shopping, supermarkets with local vegetables and fruit, bakeries, butchers, fish shops, ATMs and sparkling nightlife. In the summer artists play music, activities take place and local stalls sell delicious homemade sweets. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Ria de Aveiro

Ria de Aveiro

 

In the Province Ovar everything lives around these 47 kms of water parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to flamingos and heaps of rare birds species. Take off to your safari with free bikes and pedal into the wild.

Valega

Churches of Válega and Cortegaça

 

True masterpieces of tile painting art and one of the most impressive churches in Portugal. At sunset they are particularly shimmering, bathed in sunlight. Golden temples that shine in fantastic multi colors, framed by majestic palm trees. Some say they are the most beautiful churches in Europe.

Santa Maria da Feira

Santa Maria da Feira

 

Historical medieval town hosting one of the most stunning castles in Portugal. A visit inside the antique stone walls and the fantastic 360 degree view are worth all year around. Every year in August streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.

Sardine

Portuguese Cuisine

 

Not only the freshest local ingredients and seafood from Atlantic waters make the world’s best dishes. It’s all about the liquid gold, cold pressed olive oil. The tradition and production is deeply rooted in the Portuguese cuisine. Eating out is always a culinary highlight, even the smallest tascos and taverns surprise with high quality food.
As an appetizer you are served olives, delicious cheeses with cornbread or a vegetable cream soup of the day. Try some rissois filled with meat or crab. At lunchtime affordable daily menus are offered, including drinks, bread, soup, main course and coffee. Desserts are delicately fine and recommended with some port wine. You find an impressive selection of wines that fit to every dish, especially from the nearby Douro, one of the most important wine regions.

Everywhere you stroll along the streets, you see cafés and pastry shops filled with phenomenally delicious homemade sweets. It’s part of a lifestyle to have some good coffee and gather with friends. We will share our best kept secrets with you or you go on a gourmet mission and discover by yourself.