Portugal - The Beiras (PDF Chapter)
The Beiras offer as much diversity as any region in Portugal. The Beira Litoral lures surfers and sunseekers. Here, the sophisticated university city of Coimbra and the brash casino-party town of Figueira da Foz arm-wrestle for visitors’ attention.
- explore the hilltop labyrinth, home of fado, fabulous views and a marvellous historic university in Coimbra
- hike alongside the glistening Rio Zêzere outside Manteigas, past shepherds’ huts and soaring peaks
- admire the art nouveau facades lining the canals of Aveiro and ride through history aboard a moliceiro (seaweed vessel)
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Beira Litoral, Coimbra & Around, Figueira da Foz, Praia de Mira, Aveiro, Piódão, Beira Baixa, Castelo Branco, Monsanto, Idanha-a-Velha, Sortelha, Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela, Seia, Gouveia, Manteigas, Torre, Penhas da Saúde, Covilhã, Beira Alta, Viseu, Guarda, Trancoso and Almeida.
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