Central Portugal is an area with so much to do if you like an active holiday:
- hiking: we have walking trails available
- mountain biking: almost 300 km of tracks
- horseback riding: for experienced and unexperienced riders
- canoeing: for every one
- surfing: beat the waves
It's all here close to the B&B where your active vacation begins!
In the Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park there are a lot of very well marked trails. The distances and difficulty vary per walk. You walk through olive groves and vineyards, near Portuguese houses, coastal or limestone landscapes or through a quarry. A city walk in Coimbra or Óbidos is also worthwhile . We have details of all these walks available. You can also walk directly from the B & B through the hilly landscape. Other guests have done this and were very pleased!
Mountain biking in Portugal
20 minutes from B&B Casa Ceedina is the official mountain bike centre of Portugal, Centro BTT. There are eight trails that vary in length and difficulty. The total length of the trail is 298 kilometres. It is possible to link various routes to each other or between by opting for a different route. They go through the countryside and lovely places where you can enjoy a drink or snack. Two of the routes run by Casa Ceedina. You can also start and finish at the B&B.
Horse riding in Portugal
Only a 20-minute drive from the Bed and Breakfast, located in the Natural Park at Alcaria is the horse riding Centro Hipico. Here inexperienced and experienced riders can ride horses, learn how to care for a horse or take a ride. You choose a half day, one day or several days, the choice is yours. The instructors are well trained, are ready for you and speak English. We are able to make reservations for you. Special clothing is optional, not essential.
Canoeing on the rivers is another of the sporting activities in this area. Besides being active, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings from the water of The Tejo. This is the largest Portuguese river and accessible to everyone. You can book a day or half-day canoeing.
In Nazaré and São Pedro de Moel it is possible to have body board or surfing lessons. Qualified instructors will teach you the tricks to brave the waves. Obviously, advance reservations required. Boards and wetsuits can be hired at the surf schools.