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  4. Quinta Vale Parais

Quinta Vale Parais

Location and atmosphere

Farm and surroundings


This very special farm is situated on a peninsula in the Barragem da Idanha, a fresh water reservoir with sandy beaches. Sheep and horses graze on the 50 ha property, which is planted with olive, oak and fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. The farm is set in an open, green landscape.

Surroundings and activities

The friendly farmers rent out a self-catering apartment with an open fireplace and completely furnished trailer home with a view of the lake (both max. 5 people). In the hot season, guests may sleep on platforms built in the trees. The lake shore offers plenty of space for campers to pitch their tents. Solar panels generate the electricity. Experienced riders can join organized excursions lasting several days. On these trips, participants sleep in tents. Short introductory courses on horse husbandry and riding lessons are also available (information at the farm or ECEAT Portugal). Boats and bicycles are for hire. Otters, black storks and vultures live near the dam. Beautiful wild flowers grow on the banks of the river Ponsul. Upstream you will find Idanha-a-Velha, a village that dates back to Roman times. Monsanto, known as 'the most Portuguese village in all of Portugal' is also worth seeing.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear round

Languages spoken

German, French, Portuguese, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Prices on request

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Number of tent pitches10prices per person€ 2,50Price tent per night€ 2,50-3Price carparking€ 1,5


Dinner€ 8Distance to supermarket12 kmDistance to restaurants4 km


Workshops and courses

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails


Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Fruticulture, Stock breeding

Route description