Activities and places of interest
Casas das Olas guests can relax in the two pools that are at your disposal (click here to view photos), in the gardens surrounding the houses, take a walk by footpaths in an oak grove that goes to the waterfront (click here to see photos), or use the bikes to get to know the village and surrounding area. Casas das Olas are still a great place to read a good book or enjoy the board games that are available in all the houses.
Casas das Olas are at the gates of the Peneda-Geres National Park, where you can perform a number of activities in contact with nature, like riding trails, hiking - trekking, boating, fishing ...
In the heart of the Alto Minho with good accessibility, Casas das Olas are a great starting point to visit the most typical and well-preserved portuguese towns and small villages, as well as other sites, and even discover the traditional and delicious cuisine of this region.
You can find more information on recreation and leisure activities with the partner of Casas das Olas in Arcos de Valdevez (Nature 4).
Ermelo (3 Km)
Located on the banks of the Lima River, the picturesque village of Ermelo is famous for its delicious oranges, with texture and unique flavor. Ermelo is also known for its ancient Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Ermelo.
Ecovia/Ciclovia (3 Km)
Located in the town of Ermelo, the Lima River and reservoir of the dam of Touvedo are the elements that characterize this route that runs along the riverside marginal in the foothills of Outeiro Maior, in the heart of Alto Minho (4553m extension).
Soajo (8 Km)
Famous for the wide range of granaries erected on a huge granite slab, used by the people as a community threshing floor. The oldest is from 1782.
Arcos de Valdevez (11 Km)
A legendary village, with more than 9 centuries of history, Arcos de Valdevez holds an endless number of historical and ethnological monuments, which allow the visitor a unique experience.
Ponte da Barca (12 Km)
In the heart of the Alto Minho owes its toponym to "barge” (“barca”) that made the connection between the two banks of the Lima River, often with pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela.