DESTINATION

The Fundão municipality is located in the Central Region of Portugal, more specifically in Cova da Beira, it includes 23 parishes in an area of 700.13 km². The county comprises part of the most fertile land in the region where the Zêzere river and its many streams and tributaries give life to fantastic river beaches and feed the big productions of cherries, sour cherries, peaches, olive oil and wine.

It is a fertile county in natural and cultural heritage and it is integrated into the Rede Natura 2000, in the Aldeias do Xisto (Schist Villages) and in the Aldeias Históricas (Historic Villages).

To travel over the region villages and towns, delight yourself in the natural beauty, the historical heritage, the culture and the cuisine is to travel through the senses.

 

With 2000ft, the Serra da Estrela is the highest point in the Continent of Portugal and has several scenic features as the central highlands, the peaks, the slopes and valleys. The Natural Park of Serra da Estrela is the largest protected area in Portugal, one of the best Biogenetic Reserves of Europe, and home to several endemic plants. The healing plants and fresh air are in the origins of its name Penhas da Saúde (Rocks of Health).

Known for the snow, which every winter attracts thousands of snow sports practitioners and enthusiasts of fun to the only ski trail in the country, the mountain has many other attractions such as the variety of fauna and flora.

In the spring the vegetation emanates life and gives color to the mountain revealing hidden beauties and hidden hiding-places. The water mirrors at the highest altitude in the country consisting of the 25 lakes of glacial origin, pure and clear water that runs through its slopes in small streams and waterfalls, the Mondego and Zêzere rivers that are born there bring the much needed it freshness in summer.

The exceptional cuisine of the Serra da Estrela is reflected in the dishes cooked with traditional techniques, products of the mountain and aromatic herbs that comfort any soul.

 

Integrated in the Rede Natura 2000 and in Geopark Naturtejo, Gardunha Mountain is about 20 km long and 1224 meters in height, that turn it a great visiting-card. Its slopes populated by forests of pine and oak and extensive cherry orchards offer a festival of colors throughout the year. In the Summer the green trees, in Autumn the variety of brown, gold and red colors, in the Spring rebirth of life through the cheerful white robe of the cherry blossoms.

 

Beira Interior is a region which includes the districts of Guarda, Castelo Branco, Coimbra and Santarém, a total of 26 municipalities and an area of 12,533 km². Of its irregular relief there are the Mountains Estrela, Gardunha, Alvelos and Malcata and the rivers Douro, Tagus and Mondego are bathing their land making it fertile and rich in natural heritage. Inhabited since prehistoric times has an important role in the country’s history, having assumed great prominence during the Discoveries to have given to the world some of the greatest navigators and explorers such as Pedro Álvares Cabral. Due to its role in history has an important heritage that captivates those who visit. The castles and fortresses, the countryside, the historic villages and traditions rooted in its people make this region a tourist destination par excellence.

 

Located in a valley formed by two magnificent mountains Cerca Design House is the perfect place to enjoy inner peace that only nature can provide.

The leafy trees and orchards that turn the mountain in a color palette, purify the air and the spirit creating a serene and relaxing atmosphere where you can breathe tranquility and calm. Cover the tracks of Gardunha and Estrela, meet its people and their customs, feel the pulse of the earth and be lost in the immensity of its landscapes, is an authentic experience.

 


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