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Make a Holiday Rental Apartment the Guarda Region, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

The Guarda Region is located in the east-north-east of the country of Portugal, relatively close to the border with Spain. The region contains a number of interesting and historic villages and small towns and the largest settlement and provincial capital is also known as Guarda. It is interesting to note that the town of Guarda is the highest settlement in the whole of Portugal, being situated more than 1,000m above sea level. Spending your holidays in the Guarda Region will prove to be the perfect choice for anyone who loves to be surrounded by scenic and beautiful countryside. The self catering accommodation in the Guarda Region is a popular choice and all properties feature a full range of amenities to ensure your complete comfortability.

Things to Do on Holiday in the Guarda Region, Portugal

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your holidays in the Guarda Region, many of which will tend to focus on the gorgeous surrounding countryside. These include mountain climbing and abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, white-water rafting and swimming. Whilst in this part of Portugal, you might also like to think about paying a local vineyard a visit. A number of vineyards offer tours to the public, plus the opportunity to stock-up that wine rack in your self catering accommodation in the Guarda Region.

Places to Visit on Holiday in the Guarda Region, Portugal

The main attraction for you to catch in the city of Guarda itself is the impressive cathedral of Sé de Guarda. You should also try to visit some of the other historic settlements to be found in this region and these include Trancoso, Almeida and Marialva. If you are hankering for the attractions of the larger towns and cities, some nearby suggestions for you include Coimbra and Oporto. Heading east from the Guarda Region you will head across the border into Spain and there are some towns which may be of interest here, including Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

Weather in the Guarda Region, Portugal

Your height above sea level will have an impact on the type of climate to be expected on your holidays in the Guarda Region. This means that this part of Portugal will always be a good few degrees cooler than on the coast. So, during the main summer months, average temperatures will be around the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius. In the winter, expect daily highs to hit the low-teens degrees, although much colder than this in the highest mountains where snowfall can occur.

Travel to the Guarda Region, Portugal

Oporto Airport (OPO) will be the most convenient for your holidays in the Guarda Region. This airport welcomes flights through airlines from the United Kingdom and these include Ryanair, TAP Portugal and Ryanair. Flights depart from London Stansted (STN), Liverpool (LPL) and London Gatwick (LGW).

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Quinta do Mineiro is a lovely farmhouse set in a small organic quinta with vineyards, sheep and some vegetable and maize crops. It is surrounded by wildflower meadows and woodland growing between the granite slabs and boulders that have often been stacked by the effects of a distant ice age. Peter and Maria are lovely hosts. They made us feel at home on arrival and offered us delicious honey from local bees and plenty of advice on places to visit, but were happy to respect our privacy for our idyllic stay. We stayed as a couple for a week, but there would be plenty of space for a family of four with a shaded bar-be-cue area and enormous first floor verandah for just chilling out. The huge kitchen is really well equipped for taking advantage of local produce and Peter offered us a wide selection of herbs from the garden. There are several local places of interest such as the town of Trancoso with its Friday market and even the heart of the Estralla mountains is only a short drive. One excursion I would recommend is up to Pinhao on the River Douro where the port grapes are grown. You can go on boat cruises, vineyard tours or just take in the most breath taking scenery. Overall the sheer tranquillity of our stay at Quinta do Mineiro left us feeling completely relaxed and free of stress.
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Nice cottage in lovely quiet countryside. We did find the property difficult to find as our sat nav was confused ! No supermarkets near so be sure to stock up well before arriving. Very clean , beds comfortable and well equipped.
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