The 10 most beautiful hiking trails in Santarem, Portugal

Portugal is known for its breathtaking landscapes and charming villages, and Ferreira do Zezere is no exception. This lively village, located in the center of Portugal, not only offers historical and cultural treasures but also boasts stunning natural beauty. Hiking in Santarem is suitable for every hiking enthusiast. Here are the 10 most beautiful hiking trails in Santarem around our campsite and Ferreira do Zêzere.

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The 10 most beautiful hiking trails in Santaram

1. Lago Azul Trail

Begin your discovery journey with the Lago Azul Trail, a beautiful route around the blue lake of Ferreira do Zêzere. This trail offers spectacular views of the lake, forests, and picturesque villages. The route is suitable for hikers of all levels and provides a perfect introduction to the natural beauty of the region.

2. Penedo Furado Trail

For the adventurous hiker, the Penedo Furado Trail is a must. This path takes you through the woods, along babbling brooks, and to the impressive Penedo Furado waterfall. The reward for your efforts is a refreshing dip in the cool water at the foot of the waterfall.

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3. Fragas de Sao Simao Trail

The Fragas de Sao Simao Trail is a unique route that takes you through an enchanting landscape of granite rock formations and vegetation. Along the way, you’ll pass charming villages and can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.

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4. Trilho da Chiqueda

This route, also known as the Chiqueda Trail, is a fantastic way to discover the flora and fauna of the region. The path winds through dense forests and open fields, allowing you to enjoy the many bird species inhabiting the area along the way.

5. Ribeira da Serta Trail

8,5km/292m▲/2:30hours

Follow the Ribeira da Serta Trail for a relaxing walk along the banks of the Serta River. This trail offers beautiful views of the water and takes you through green meadows and shaded forests. It is an ideal route for a peaceful walk suitable for all levels.

6. Caminho do Xisto do Zezere

9,1km/384m▲/2:30hours

If you love hiking in Portugal, explore the rich history of the region on the Caminho do Xisto do Zezere trail. This hiking path takes you through traditional slate villages and provides a glimpse into the local heritage. Along the way, you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the residents.

7. Capela de Sao Pedro de Castro

A beautiful hiking trail that starts directly from the campsite and winds through the forests around Ferreira do Zêzere to Barragem do Castelo de Bode. From there, the route loops back to the campsite. Expect few to no other hikers on this stretch, making it ideal for those who appreciate tranquility.

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8. Trail by night Cubo

From the campsite, this short circular walk departs through Carvahal, Cubo, and back to Cerejeira. This loop is excellent for stretching your legs in the morning or evening.

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Accommodation in the region

Our Quinta with a small-scale campsite and various rental apartments and studios is located in the center of Central Portugal. The perfect base for a delightful vacation and great hikes!

9. Trail Porthina & Maxieira

A short circular walk starting directly from the campsite into the forests south of Ferreira do Zêzere. All paths are easily navigable, but sturdy shoes are recommended.

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10. Trail Igreja Matriz do Espirito Santa da Igreja Nova

A walk to the 17th-century church Igreja Matriz do Espirito Santa Igreja Nova, then returning through the forests south of Ferreira do Zêzere to the campsite, where the walk began. All paths are easily navigable, but sturdy shoes are recommended.

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The 10 most beautiful hiking trails in Santarem

Come to Portugal to explore the 10 most beautiful hiking trails in Santarem. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural landscapes and experience the wonders of this region on foot. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature and embark on unforgettable adventures. Plan your visit today and purchase a product or service to ensure a seamless and enjoyable hiking experience.