Moinhos do Dão Eco Quinta
Moinhos do Dão, located in the Beira Alta-region of Portugal, is a small rural tourism business on the banks of the river Dão, ideal for people who want to be surrounded by natural beauty and experience rural Portugal. Spending time at Moinhos do Dão offers a true back to nature experience. You will find a wide variety of flora and fauna here like many different types of ferns, wild lavender and animals such as the metallic-blue King Fisher bird and otters. The focus on living in harmony with nature plays a key role in the way life is lived at Moinhos do Dão and we want to make that experience tangible for people that visit.
On the quinta the old Miller's house, the mills and barns have been restored and now house several rustic guest quarters and the terraced terrain provides space for camping. Our river beach and various areas on and around the quinta provide an ideal natural space for relaxing and exploring. Our restaurant serves a Portuguese & world menu and uses produce from our garden, regional and seasonal products for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Electricity is generated with water and solar power and we strive to use water and electricity efficiently. We offer guests services such as: a self-guided hikes, vegetables and herbs from our biological garden, indepth information about cultural trips and information about wine tasting, to name just a few.
The Beira Alta-region is still defined by rural Portuguese life as it has been for ages and Moinhos do Dão is an ideal holiday spot if you want to explore this ancient Portugal and visit historic villages, cities, markets and wineries. Daytrips can be made for instance to the Serra da Estrella, the highest mountains of mainland Portugal, the Atlantic Ocean, Coimbra or Porto which are all within a 1–1.5 hours car drive distance.
Guided excursions in the surroundings
Participation in daily farm-activities possible
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Guided nature tours
Open-air swimming pool
Small live stock for children
Special target groups
Forest and/or moorland, mixed agricultural
Small, traditional and ecological farmHorticulture