Casa da Abelenda

Casa da Abelenda

Casa da Abelenda, accommodation for 2 - 5 persons

The Quinta

An excellent location for people looking for peace and quiet.

Quinta da Abelenda Situated between Coimbra and Viseu, just 200 meters from the River Dão and the Ecopista do Dão bike path, Quinta da Abelenda offers peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, with magnificent views over the valley.
Although the Quinta is quiet, it is by no means isolated. It has excellent connections with Lisbon, Porto and Spain and is well located for visiting some of Central Portugal’s most popular attractions, such as the magnificent mountains of the Serra da Estrela and the Serra do Caramulo, the national park of Bussaco, the ancient university city of Coimbra and the city of Viseu. The vineyards that produce the famous Dão wine are nearby, too.

Apart from the owners' own house, there is just one small holiday home on the Quinta, suitable for 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children.

Quinta da Abelenda is 7 hectares in size, 5 hectares of which consists of mixed forest. There, you’ll find plenty of oak and cork oak trees, and also wild cherry, strawberry tree, alder and many other types of trees and shrubs. In the past, this was cultivated land that was later encroached by forest, as can be seen from the many terraces and natural stone walls.

There are also fields for two horses, a small vegetable garden, a chicken coop and two streams.
The holiday home is situated approximately 200m from the entrance of the Quinta, where bicycle rental business Abelenda Bike Rental is also located, with which we collaborate.

The surrounding area is excellent for walks, cycling, horseback riding and canoeing.

Quinta da Abelenda Quinta da Abelenda

The Accommodation Casa da Abelenda

Living room Casa da Abelenda

Casa da Abelenda, for 2 - 5 persons

The cottage Casa da Abelenda is located by a stream and is easy to reach.
It has a very large living room with an open-plan kitchen and bedroom area with a double bed, which can be separated from the rest of the living room with a curtain..
The bathroom has a shower.

The living room has large windows that look out to the stream. There is also a large veranda, offering beautiful views. On the other side of the stream, you’ll see just the horses and large boulders. Up to three extra beds can be put in the living room. Parking is provided next to the cottage.
Up to three extra beds can be put in the living room.
Parking is provided next to the cottage.

There is fast (fiber optic) wifi internet.

Quinta da Abelenda is registered at Turismo de Portugal, I.P. under number: 136766/AL

Kitchen Living room

Bed room Living room

Casa da Abelenda

To do and to see nearby

Such a beautiful area and so much to offer...


Cycling the Ecopista do Dão As already mentioned, Quinta da Abelenda is located on the beautiful 49 km long cycle path Ecopista do Dão, between Santa Comba Dão and Viseu.
You can rent bicycles 200 meters from Casa da Abelenda.
Detailed information about the Ecopista do Dão and bicycle rental Abelenda Bike Rental can be found here on this website:
» Ecopista do Dão & Bike Rental


A walk in the Serra do CaramuloThere are many beautiful walks in the area. We have described two very nice ones, starting just 20-minute drive by car from the Quinta, on the following pages of this website:
» The Vale de Gaios Walk
» The Waterfall Walk

Horseback riding

Horseback RidingAlthough we have horses at the Quinta, we do not organize horseback riding for guests. But 20 minutes from here you can enjoy excellent horseback riding, at Quinta da Alegria. More information:
» Website Portugal by Horse


Canoeing on the rio MondegoSlowly descending the Rio Mondego by canoe from Penacova to Coimbra. Back to Penacova with the transfer service. Also suitable for children.
Organized by: O Pioneiro do Mondego, 20 minutes by car from Casa da Abelenda.
More information:
» Website Canoeing on the Mondego river

Serra do Caramulo

Serra do Caramulo This beautiful mountain area is only 40 minutes away (by car) from Quinta da Abelenda. The landscape is dominated by imposing rock formations interspersed with grassland and shrubs. Five thematic walks have been laid out.
Many Roman roads, constructed with large boulders, have stood the test of time.

Serra do Bussaco

Serra do BussacoThe Bussaco Forest Park, 105 hectares in size with a diameter of 5 km, was classified as a National Monument of Portugal in 1943. The park is widely praised by botanists from all over Europe.
There are more than 700 different types of trees to admire, which come from all over the world. On the various hiking trails you will feel like you are in countries outside Europe. For example, if you walk through the Vale de Fetos, you will see ferns meters high on stems.
Serra do Bussaco is half an hour's drive from Quinta da Abelenda.

Serra da Estrela

Serra da EstrelaThe Serra da Estrela National Park is home to the largest mountain range in Portugal. Its highest point, the Torre, stands at 1,993 metres high.
This National Park has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. With winding roads and deep ravines carved out by glaciers, it provides a fantastic hiking area. It’s well worth a visit, both in Summer and Winter.
1 hour and 20 minutes drive to the top.

Serra do Açor and Piodão

Serra do Açor and PiodãoA visit to the historic village of Piódão, located in the Serra do Açor, is very worthwhile. It was classified as a Monument of Public Interest in 1978, and therefore enjoys protected status.
The marked walk from Piódão to the hamlets of Foz d'Égua and Chãs d'Égua (see photo) takes you to some of the most beautiful spots of the Serra do Açor.
One hour's drive from Casa da Abelenda


CoimbraCoimbra may not be as big as Lisbon or Porto, but it enjoys similar cultural and historical significance and is a ‘must see’ for any visitor to Portugal. The University, one of Europe's oldest, has always been, and still is, a key element of social and cultural life in this country. The city's rich history can be seen in its many beautiful buildings.
45 minutes drive from Casa da Abelenda.


ViseuViseu is the economic heart of Portugal's Beira Alta, but has nevertheless managed to preserve its cultural treasures. In the old part of the city, you will find a mix of history and contemporary commercial activities. In Rua Escura, there are gargoyles and Gothic windows in houses that date back to the 16th century. The crooked Rua Direita (‘Straight Street’) is very lively with traditional commerce.
40 minutes drive from Casa da Abelenda, or 3 hours cycling on the Ecopista.