Bird watching

Come with CERVAS, Center of Ecology, Recovery and Surveillance of Wild Animals, get to know the avifauna of the region. This unique experience also allows you to contribute to the conservation of nature.

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SUP na Serra da Estrela

A Let’s Sup permite-lhe conhecer a região numa outra perspetiva: deslizando sobre águas calmas! Venha fazer o 

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Hiking tours on snowshoes

In winter time, when snow prevails, snowshoeing allows us to visit places that are inaccessible otherwise, making us carry to the time of the great expeditions to the poles. Immensity and solitude are the words that will echo in this fantastic experience.

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Hiking tours in “Estrela” mountain

A natural landscape with no match, traditions and customs that are still perfectly rooted in the minds of its people. Discover Serra da Estrela mountains on foot, with our partner Nuno Adriano Guide, because only walking the Serra da Estrela mountains are revealed in its fullness.

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In Chão do Rio we know how important it is to rescue the serenity and interior well-being to cope with the challenges of our days … That is why our partnership with AP Estética becomes essential in our mission of making you happy.

You may enjoy a relaxing massage in the comfort of your home at Chão do Rio, by the half-light of candles, in silence or with soft music. In the warm summer days, you may also enjoy the wonderful experience of having a massage by the shade of an old oak, leaving yourself surrounded by the scents and sounds of nature … the choice is yours!!

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Eastern practices in nature

Valérie Gaillard is an international therapist and teacher who has been devoted for more than two decades to share natural methods of health and well-being. 

Valérie brings to Chão do Rio a combination of oriental therapies and practices that you will be able to enjoy in the middle of nature or at your home comfort, as you wish.

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Sound Therapy with Tibetan Bowls

Marina Amaral Almeida is a local therapist and special education teacher.

Marina now brings to Chão do Rio the ancient Sound Massage with Tibetan Bowls so you can benefit from an even more relaxing and profound experience during your stay.

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Horse rides

In Quinta da Alegria, João and Liesje share their passion for horses in breathtaking walks in the region.

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Photography workshops

Pedro Ribeiro is a local talent in the field of nature photography. He will teach all about natural landscape photography in his experimental workshops in Chão do Rio.

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Meal delivery service

Thinking about those moments of delicious laziness, we established a partnership with the take away restaurant Bico Guloso (in São Romao) in order to allow you to receive your meals at your door in Chão do Rio.

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