Snow in many Nordic languages has dozens of synonyms, but that's not the case in Portuguese. "Neve"means snow. That's it. However, snow is part of the everyday life in Winter time at Serra da Estrela, the highest peak of the Portuguese mainland. The place where the winter magic happens. Our Winter wonderland.
The largest mountain range in mainland Portugal makes us feel tiny at the sheer size of its imposing valleys, marked by the white ice of glaciers.
Visit the city of Seia, explore the village of Manteigas, enjoy the magnificent scenery of the village Sabugueiro, soak in the beauty of Lagoa Comprida, go to Penhas da Saúde and climb to Torre in search of fun in the snow. And while strolling through Serra da Estrela, explore the beautiful deserted areas in which it encloses most inhospitable corners. Discover a Portugal made of boulders, snow and lush landscapes out of sight.
Choose a path at Serra da Estrela. You can let yourself be charmed by the glacial valleys shaped 20,000 years ago by the ice or proceed directly to Torre, to meet the snow and the only ski resort in the country. You can drive the winding mountain roads of Serra da Estrela or choose to make the recognition of the fauna and flora on a pedestrian walk. Whether you want to meditate in the silence of the mountain or to have an adventure with extreme sports, make the choice that best suits your taste and how you want to live Serra da Estrela.