What things to do, activities and sightseeing, are there to do in the area for the active holiday maker? The beautiful and welcoming area of Central Portugal can be discovered in many ways. On your own but also organized. On foot or by car. Historical, picturesque and authentic villages but also nature and much more.

Things to do:

It is impossible to describe all the things to do in our area. It are not the normal things to do but the authentic things to do and see what this area make special.

Surrounding Arganil – Central Portugal

In the immediate vicinity of Bed & Breakfast Casa Traca there is plenty to do for everyone. Whether you love nature or relax or culture or shopping. There is a true holiday feeling for everyone. We can give you information for a nice trip or a tour in Central Portugal Arganil. Do you want a holiday where you can be active yourself? If you want (long-distance) walking, cycling, mountain biking or motorcycling then the surroundings of Casa Traca are the ideal base.

You can walk or cycle up the mountain from the fence. The Monte Alto where you will find a beautiful little chapel with its own special story on top. A true legend from the area, read more about it on the page.

Things to do in Arganil

Of course you can also take the forest path to Arganil on this road you cycle safely but most of all very idyllically through the woods to Arganil. The first larger town at Valbona, about 3 kilometers away. Under the heading cycling and motorcycling we have included a link for you to one of the routes that run past Bed and Breakfast Casa Traca.

The area is also known for its many rivers and river beaches, where you can relax in the natural shade of the trees along the banks in the summer. The Rio Alva and the Rio Mondego are the two rivers in the immediate vicinity. A little further away you will find Rio Douro, also known as the wine region. Due to the differences in height in this area and the water-rich area you will also find many waterfalls of different sizes.

Bed & Breakfast Casa Traca is very central: with an hour’s drive you are on the coast but also on the highest point of Portugal. For even more ideas for a day trip during your stay at Casa Traca: click here

Impression of sights and activities in the area

Below an impression of the various sights that Central Portugal, region of Arganil has to offer.

Traveling around Portugal and / or a city trip to Coimbra, Lisbon or Porto?


Many of our guests combine a stay at Casa Traca with a visit to one of these three cities. One of the most believed things to do and go is Coimbra is easy to do as a day trip from Casa Traca where you have enough time to view this beautiful place at your leisure and to eat well in one of the many restaurants.

Lisbon and Porto are a bit further away but are ideal to combine when you arrive in Portugal or just before you leave Portugal. We can advise you on accommodation in one of the two cities.

If you are in Porto or Lisbon you can explore the city extensively on your own, but a guide can tell you so much more. We have entered into a partnership with Bajabikes for this. This organization organizes various cycling and walking tours in both cities and, if desired, even makes a trip to Sintra from Lisbon. We can book a tour for you, but you can also use our cooperation agreements via the links below.

For Porto: tours in Porto | For Lisbon: Tours in Lisbon

Tours – travel around

During these round trips you will stay in different accommodations from which you can make day trips to nearby attractions. You fly to Lisbon, faro or Porto where a car is waiting for you and you fly home via the other airport. You must book your flight and car hire yourself. We can advise you on this. We would like to refer you to the website of Rondreizen Portugal. See for more information rondreizen in the right side of the page. When you are here we are pleased to tell you more things to do. Have also a look at the website of  Visit Portugal