Besides being surrounded by a lot of water through the conjunction of three rivers, the Dão, the Mondego and the Criz river, Santa Coma Dão is the ideal basis for various excursions due to its location right in the middle between both, the mountains and the seaside. If you want, you can do both in one day: hiking or skiing in the mountains and swimming in the sea. Following, we want to outline only some of your possible trip destinations and activities in the area:
Ecopista do Dão
49km long biking path on a former railway road between Viseu and Santa Comba Dão, located in a beautiful landscape. Starting point is recommended in Viseu. Bike rental and transfer: Abelenda Bike Rental
Rotas dos Vinhos do Dão and wine tasting
Santa Comba Dão is located in one of the three Dão-wine routes, where you can find in total 43 certified vineyards to visit. The Dão wine region is the oldest wine region in Portugal and is known for white and red wines with a strong character. You can find good information in the Solar do Vinho Do Dão in Viseu, that is located in a former Bishop´s Palace.
Senhora da Ribeira
A beautiful river beach, located only 12 km from the Quinta Lusitânia. Here you find various facilities like a restaurant, cafés, water sport activities during the summer, a marina and BBQ-places. This river beach even won the the Gold Medal Award in 2018 & 2019 for the best water quality in Portugal.
Boat trips, aquatic sports, 4×4 Off-road Safaris and Paintball in Santa Comba Dão and the area
Fixed rope routes, guided hiking tours, water sport activities and boat trips in Oliveira do Hospital, 24km distance.
Serra da Estrela
Mountain region with a great offer of hiking and even skiing in the winter within 54km of distance.
30 km distance.
Figueira da Foz and Aveiro
Famous towns on the seaside. Aveiro is even known as the Portuguese Veneza. Both reached within 1 hour of driving from our Quinta.
Oldest University Portugals, that was founded in 1290. Historical town center, since 2013 UNESCO world heritage. You can visit for example the Convento Rainha Santa Isabel, the beautiful botanical gardens, or the University with its beautiful and ancient library. The distance is 54km.
One of the biggest roman villages in Portugal and a national monument in 70km of distance.
A beautiful and charming town that is a UNESCO world heritage and has been settled from different peoples within the last 2000 years. You will reach it within 30min of driving.
Aldeia de Piódão
Historical village that was built completely in schist. It is a UNESCO world heritage and located 60km from Santa Comba Dão.
Royal palace with historical Palace hotel and beautiful Palace gardens in 20km of distance.
Thermas de Luso
Thermal Spa in 30km of distance.
Museu do Caramulo
Biggest car museum in Europe, 19km from the Quinta.
Grao Vasco National Museum
National museum of Portuguese renaissance painters in 39km of distance.
And many more…