Walk Ancient windmills

The six day hike *Ancient windmills* begins at Quinta no Pinhal  with a lovely swimming pool and ends in the ancient university city of Coimbra. 

From € 331 p.p.

You will walk 10 to 17 kms per day mainly on unpaved trails in a green and hilly environment.


  • 5x overnight stay including breakfast 
  • 3x lunchpackage
  • route descriptions with personal information
  • route maps and GPS tracks
  • transport from start to finish

Through and along schist villages, ancient old windmills, streams and springs. After all the overwhelming nature you can relax in the ancient city of Coimbra.

Day 1

Zwembad met overdekte  buitenruimte QNPYou will be welcomed at Quinta no Pinhal where you will stay overnight.

Day 2

IMG_0560aYou will be taken to the ancient mills of Gavinhos. On foot you will pass 14 restored mills and via the cosy monastic village of Lorvão you will end up at the panoramic point of Penedo de Castro. A beautiful view over the river Mondego. You spend the night in Quinta no Pinhal.

Day 3

bergdorpen wandelvakamtie portugalYou will be taken to the church in Lousã. Lousã is located at the foot of the hills of the Serra de Lousã. The top of this green hilly landscape goes up to 1,200 m. You go over original forest paths and pass the oldest hydroelectric power station in Portugal. The levadas (supply channels for the power plant) show you the way, as it were. You will spend the night in the authentic Portuguese accommodation, with swimming pool Quintal Alem do Ribeiro.

Day 4

aldeias de xistoTheme: Schist villages of the Serra da Lousã
You go to the Castelo (castle) and take a walk along the schist villages, There is a choice of two walks: or take a walk through the beuatifully restored partially abandoned villages, or go to the west side of the park, through a wooded area and two inhabited villages, Casal Novo e Talasnal. Overnight stay: Quintal de Além do Ribeiro

Day 5

COIMBRA aquaductYou go by bus or taxi to Coimbra and take a walk through this ancient university town (UNESCO World Heritage) and for those who want to visit a fado concert at À Capella. Overnight stay: Hotel Astoria

Day 6

After breakfast your walking holiday Wonderful Portugal will end.

You can choose to book a guide for 2 days during this trip.. 

Extra days

You can book an extra night at every Quinta. An extra day in Vila Nova de Poiares gives you the opportunity to go canoeing on the Mondego River. You can also book a guided hike in the hills of the Serra de Lousã. 


In this region, called the Pinhal Interior, because of the great number of pine trees, also exist a lot of olive orchards, eucalyptus and citrus trees but also cork oaks and of course the big amount of "vinhas" vineyards. In spring the mimosa with it´s typical yellow sweet smelling flowers decorates this region. Often you will meet the peasant cart with the dunkey. A lot of the portugese people here live of agriculture. In the summer there are a lot of markets and festivals with music and dancing to honour the saint.


NIF:PT506832074; A mansão no pinhal Lda, Rua da Paz 37, 3350-094, Vila Nova de Poiares, Portugal; 00351-960082018; info@qnpportugal.eu