Portugal - The Beiras (PDF Chapter)

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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
  • maps
  • hike alongside the glistening Rio Zêzere outside Manteigas, past shepherds’ huts and soaring peaks
  • transport
  • 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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