São Pedro do Sul, desporto e ar puro
Located in an area of mountains, valleys and rivers, S. Pedro do Sul allows the practice of mountain sports such as Rafting, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Treetop Walking and Rappel, among many others. A walk in nature or a few sessions in the Thermal Baths are certainly a strong motivation for your visit.
After breakfast, start your morning with a good sports programme. Here, you can practice Canoeing, Rafting, Mountain Biking or take an all-terrain tour. For hiking trails, there are excellent places for good walks. Next to the Hostel, you can start the Vouga Trail. Still in the municipality of S. Pedro is also the Carvalhais Biopark.
There are other excellent places to visit and practice sports in the area. North of S. Pedro do Sul you have the famous Paiva Walkways and the Arouca Geopark. Further south, in the municipality of Vouzela, you have the Penoita Forest, the Sra. do Castelo Forest and the Cambarinho Botanical Reserve.
By car, visit the villages of S. Pedro do Sul and Vouzela. You’ll find beautiful churches and industrial heritage connected to the old Vouga Railway Line.
Back at the Hostel, it’s mandatory to go to the Thermal Baths and have a bath and a massage. Nearby is a shop where you can taste a local sweet, the vouguinha [tartlet]. The regional gastronomy is very tasty! Be sure to try the oven roast veal or kid.
+ Points of Interest
- Pena Village
- Estação de Artes e Saberes
- Carvalhais Biopark
- Serra da Freita Geopark