Monuments, Nature, Sport, River Beaches, Walking and Mountain Biking, Gastronomy, Religion
“Villa Sicó”, in the middle of the Romanization route
The Roman Heritage
Complexo Monumental de Santiago da Guarda/Vila Romana
Conímbriga and the Monographic Museum
Castellum de Alcabideque
Roman Villa of Rabaçal
Route of the Castles and Walls of Mondego
Penela, Pombal, Montemor o Velho, Soure, Coimbra, Miranda do Corvo, Lousã.
FLORA AND FAUNA SICO-ALVAIÁZERE
The Ecological Park (Intermunicipal) of Algarinho (Penela)-Gramatinha (Ansião)-Ariques (Alvaiázere), with an area of approximately 30,000 hectares, located between the municipalities of Penela, Ansião and Alvaiázere, presents itself today as a space landscape of great importance not only for the Sicó sub-region, but also for the Center region and the entire country. The preserved spot of oak and holm oak houses more than eight hundred species of fauna and flora, including several endemic species, such as some lilies and orchids, with centuries-old and even millenary species, such as cork oak, wild olive trees and olive trees.
NOTE: SICO ORCHID
Terras do Sicó is a predominantly limestone region, being one of the richest in the country, if not the richest, in quantity and variety of wild orchid species, located in the central region of Portugal, just south of Coimbra. It comprises the Serra do Sicó massif and some wide areas, including the municipalities of Pombal, Ansião, Penela, Soure, Condeixa-a-Nova and Alvaiázere.
Over several months of the year, we can admire the different species of orchids, including some very rare and endangered.
SPELLOLOGY IN THE SICÓ-ALVAIÁZERE MASSIVE
Gruta da Arrifana , Cova do Ladrão , Algar da Janeia , Dueça System( Algar da Várzea, Gruta do Algarinho, Gruta do Soprador do Carvalho, Olho do Dueça), Gruta de Santa Maria da Estrela , Algar das Quintas , Olhos d’Água do Anços , Algar do Burro, Algar da Pevil, Algar da Lagoa , Abismo de Sicó , Algar do Sancho, Grotto of Ceramics, Olhos d’Água de Ansião , Buraca Grande da Porta , Algar da Água , Olho do Tordo
In Serra de Sicó there are several places equipped for the practice of Sport Climbing. The Senhora da Estrela, Vale do Poio and the Buracas de Casmilo climbing routes are three of the best examples.
The Network of Fluvial Beaches of Aldeias do Xisto encompasses the best river bathing areas in the Central Region. With crystal clear waters, stunning natural landscapes, fresh air, lots of freshness and tranquility, they are unique places of leisure and well-being.
Among the closest are: Fragas de S. Simão, Ana de Aviz village, Louçaínha, Mosteiro, Albufeira do Cabril, Rocas e Poço Corga.
Halfway between the villages of Rabaçal and Chanca, we find a balcony overlooking the Serra de Alvaiázere to Figueira da Foz, which has an infrastructure for paragliding take-off.
“testimony and symbol of the material culture that served several generations”, the mills “are now distinguished in the landscape in different areas of the county, such as Melriça, Outeiro and Serra da Portela, constituting an inestimable heritage to value”.
FOR BTT LOVERS
FOR LOVERS OF WALKING TRAILS
Within 30 km you can find the Sanctuary of Fátima https://www.fatima.pt/pt/. If you like walking, we recommend https://caminhosdefatima.com/caminhos/rota-carmelita.
Ways to Santiago de Compostela
The second most used route goes through Ansião, to know it better follow this link: https://www.visitportugal.com/pt-pt/content/caminho-portugu%C3%AAs-de-santiago-caminho- central.
Links of interest