Active holidays

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.

Discover the Silver Coast by foot

OESTE, or the west, is an area in the centre of Portugal, and is part of the Costa de Prata or Silver Coast. This mainly green area knows bright light and a mild climate.

The nature invites you for a hike:
The landscape is very varied: ocean, woods, fields, lagoon, vineyards, rivers and bay, alternates with small white villages, ruines, windmills, white churches and typical hamlets. All of that in landscape with beautiful hills, from which you have stunning views.

There are lovely hiking possibilities in the nature park of Serras de Aire e de Candeeiros, or around the Lagoa de Óbidos. You can also get hiking routes at the tourist offices.

The area offers many marked footpaths, and there are possibilities for geocaching.

You can also check our page Hiking routes, we continuously add new routes on that page.

 

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

  • LeiriaShopping in Leiria
  • ArenaShopping in Torres Vedras
  • W-Shopping in Santarem
  • La Vie in Caldas da Rainha

Shopping in Coimbra:

  • Coimbra Shopping
  • Forum Coimbra
  • Alma Shopping Coimbra

Shopping in Lisbon:

  • Centro Vasco da Gama
  • Dolce Vita Tejo
  • Colombo
  • Amoreiras Shopping Center
  • Armazéns do Chiado
  • El Corte Ingles

Outlet Centers:

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

 

Experience the underwater world of the Costa de Prata

In the Peniche area there are several diving schools, like Haliotis, JustDive, and AcuaSubOeste. They offer you diving lessons, or a diving trip to the Berlenga islands.