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Programs

    PROGRAMS QUINTA DO POMAR MAIOR

    In your stay, take advantage of the best that our territory has to offer. Enjoy the different spaces in Quinta do Pomar Maior and discover the history and the natural patrimony of Arouca Geopark. Visit Serra da Freita, the birthstones, the trylobites, Paiva walkways and taste the delicious gastronomy. We help you decide which program is better for your visit and leave some suggestions.

    «Arouca Geopark, a territory to discover».


    INSIDE QUINTA DO POMAR MAIOR

    DINNER BETWEEN THE ORCHARD AND THE MOUNTAIN

    Have an unforgettable night with a privileged view to Serra da Freita while having a delicious and tradicional meal in a quiet environment.

    * subject to availability


      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per Person – 20€ (wine not included)

    FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TEAPOT

    Join us in the herb garden and reapyour favourite herb for 5 o’clock tea. We will prepare your infusion that will be served with a homemade cake and bread with butter and jams made with fruits from our orchard.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per Person – 5€

    FEEL THE SMELL OF THE GROUND

    Workshops of organic farming by our agricultural engineer Pedro Quaresma, with 4 different options:

    1-Domestic composting
    2-Propagation of aromatic and medicinal plants
    3-Pruning and grafting of fruit trees
    4-Organic farming

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per Person – 15€

    TAKE A BREAK AND BREATHE

    Reestablish harmony and tranquility by balance between body and mind. Accept our suggestion of a Yoga or Pilates class in the middle of nature.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 5€


    PROGRAMS IN AROUCA GEOPARK

    PAIVA WALKWAYS

    Paiva Walkways are located on the left bank of the Paiva River, in Arouca. They are 8 km that provide a walk, surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills. It’s a journey through biology, geology and archeology that will remain in the heart, soul and in mind of any nature lover.

    Morning and afternoon

    Visit to Paiva walkways.

    Includes transportation, ticket, picnic and guide

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 45€

    2ºoption

    Includes ticket and picnic.

      Min-2 People | Max-10 People | Price per person – 10€

    HIKING

    Adventure yourself by the most fantastic rails of our territory and discover the most amazing landscapes.

    Includes transportation, picnic and guide.

      Min-4 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 40€

    GEOSITES ROUTE

    Discover how life before men’s existence on earth was and meet the most beautiful villages of Portugal in a journey that combines natural and geological resources of Arouca Geopark.

    -Visit the Geological Interpretative Center of Canelas.
    -Visit the icnofossils of Cabanas Longas (near Paradinha village)
    -Visit Paradinha village

    Includes transportation, picnic and guide.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 40€

    NATURE

    Discover the charm and beauty of Serra da Freita with a visit to the most emblematic places.

    -Visit Serra da Freita: Mizarela waterfalls, S.Pedro Velho Gazebo, Birth stones – interpretative center, and the weather tower of Arouca.

    Includes transportation, picnic and guide.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 45€

    LEISURE AND TRADITION

    Let yourself go by the tranquility and peace of the territory and enjoy the several bathing areas of Arouca Geopark.

    Morning

    Visit Eduardo de Noronha Dias Distillery [5]

    Afternoon

    Leisure time in Areinho beach.

    Includes transportation, picnic and guide.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 40€

    HISTORY

    Discover the history of Arouca with a walk by the historical places of the village and a visit to the museum of sacred art.

    -Visit the Monastery and the museum of sacred art and a walk by the historical center of Arouca.

    Includes transportation, picnic and guide.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 40€

    GASTRONOMY

    Enjoy the most delicious gastronomy, known by the tasty meat and the delicious regional and convent sweets.

    -Visit to the Municipal Museum and tasting of the delicious regional and convent sweets.

    Includes transportation, tasting and guide.

      Min-2 People | Max-8 People | Price per person – 40€

    SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

    Let yourself go by the adrenaline and adventure of the brave waters of Paiva River, with lots of sports that will provide you unique and unforgettable moments.

    Sports: Rafting, Canyoning, Stand up Padle, Kayaking, Climbing.

    Includes:

    -All necessary material
    -Transportation
    -Experienced guides
    -Energy boost
    -Personal accident insurance
    -Liability insurance
    -Lunch in a typical restaurant

      Min-2 People | Max-6 People | Price per person – 65€