Dos Belos Ares Quinta Rural
Travel Blogs from Viseu
... s a camino veteran and he has good stories and some tips and tricks for a first timer like me!
A bit later we're building a little group as we merge with the Dutch couple and meet 2 Italian guys. They are seminarists (studying to become priests) from Rome. More interesting stories!
The town of Águeda is not so big and they've made the centre really colorful with some original decoration. The bright umbrellas above the ...
... past as we drove to Castelo de Vide. We saw quaint little house in small, roadside villages, lush green pastures, grazing cattle, sheep and pigs, fruit orchards and thousands of towering trees before finally arriving at our destination. Oh, how I loved exploring the picturesque town of Castelo de Vide, with its Jewish Quarter filled with old, whitewashed buildings, and the modern part crammed with shops, houses, cafes, and family run ...
... the mountain as you drove closer to the top. The snow on top was more soft ice than anything you could build a snowman out of, but the people there sure were trying. Everyone was dressed in their winter’s warmest even though the only chance you’d have of getting cold was if you picked up the snow/ice and placed it directly inside the snow pants they were all wearing. The ski lift was only open for fun, to ride from one point to ...
... are on edge regardless of how far from the action we are.
Today we felt that the God's were against us. Mike started the day with a trip to Via Verde, the toll agency to try and pay the toll, which we inadvertently managed to avoid the other day. After a long trek to the Via Verde office he discovered a queue out the door, which wasn’t moving at all. He finally gave it up as a bad joke and returned to the hotel just after 10.30 am.
We then hit ...
We can start the day with quite some rolling down. We enjoy the morning's cold breeze. Enjoy the olive tree spotted landscape. It's getting more hilly and upon the last ascent to Covilha also more crowded with vehicles. Many empty apartments "vende-se" along the road.
route link 58 km, 750 m altitude net
In prospect of a break day tomorrow we go shopping for some good wine (at Lidl). It is taking ...
Other places to stay in Viseu
Rua Candido dos Reis, No 42, Viseu | Innfrom $59