Active holiday

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day

The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places and buildings, but also many possibilities for an active day.

The Atlantic Ocean offers great possibilities for activities on or in the water.  But don't worry, also on land or in the aire you can have a great and sporty day out.

Centro de BTT

Portugal's first official mountainbike centre, the Centro de BTT, is located in the naturepark Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros.

There are 7 routes in the area, varying in distance and difficulty. The total length of the tracks is 265 kilometer. It's possible to combine several routes, or to switch from one route to another during your track. All routes cross nature and the best places in the area, where you can also have a stop for something to eat or drink.

The mountainbike center is located next to the ecological park Pia do Urso, in the Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros. There are changing rooms with showers available, but there is also room for cleaning your bike or do some small repairs. There is plenty of parking space around the center, and there is a restaurant and cafés at the ecological park.

The center makes sure the tracks are checked maintained throughout the year.

Centro de BTT

For shop-aholics

If you love to shop, the Costa de Prata is also the place to be, because there are many shopping centres in the area.

You can find them in the list below. There are also some centres outside the area in the list, but all can be reached within an hour.

Shopping in the Costa de Prata

Shopping in Coimbra:

Shopping in Lisbon:

Outlet Centers:

  • Strada Shopping & Fashion Outlet is just north of Lisbon (shops, location)
  • South of Lisbon, just on the other side of the Tagus river, is the Freeport outlet shopping centre in Alcochete (shops, location)
  • Between Alenquer and the Tagus river, close to Carregado, is Campera Outlet Shopping (shops)

 

Enjoy the Portuguese sea

Surfing

The Atlantic Ocean is ideal for surfing. Some of the most popular surf beaches are at Nazaré, Baleal and Peniche.

You can rent your gear and/or book some lessons at Peniche Surf Camp, Nazaré Surf School, and others.

For (kite)surfing you can also go to Peniche Kitecenter, and the Escola da Vela in Nadadouro.

www.penichesurfcamp.com

www.penichekitecenter.com

www.nazaresurfschool.pt

www.escoladeveladalagoa.com

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

If you prefer calmer waters, you might like Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the Óbidos lagoon.

For more information and reservations go to www.supXscape.com

Sailing

Both the São Martinho do Porto bay as the Óbidos lagoon are excellent locations for sailing, (kite) surfing, canoeing, etc. You can rent the equipment and take lessons.

For instance, check the Escola de Vela da da Lagoa (sailing school) for possibilities at the Óbidos lagoon, not far from Foz do Arelho, for sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.

The São Martinho Nautical Club offers sailing and windsurfing lessons.

www.escoladeveladalagoa.com

www.cnsmp.org

Experience the underwater world of the Costa de Prata

At the Praia Norte hotel, near Peniche, you can find Haliotis. They offer you diving lessons, or a diving trip to the Berlenga islands.

www.haliotis.pt