Portugal’s Silver Coast offers an abundance of hikes, with beautiful views from the tops of many hills. The different hiking trails will take you through orchards, vineyards, forests and along the ocean. You can even start your hike right here at our B&B.
Alternatively, you can take a short drive to the nearby lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos) and walk along the water through this beautiful piece of nature surrounded by many different birds and native vegetation. Or drive to the ocean for a nice walk on the beach and end the day viewing one of the marvelous European west-coast sunsets while sipping your favorite drink.
A little further afield to the north-east (within an hour’s reach of our bed and breakfast in Óbidos) is Parque Natural das Serras d’Aire e Candeeiros, one of the main hiking destinations in central Portugal.
The Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park is a chalk massif and contains 16 hiking trails. The area also contains many grottos and is home to many bats.
Get on your bike and leave our bed and breakfast in Óbidos going west towards the coast. After about a 30-minute drive on a quiet unpaved road through orchards and a small forest, you will reach the Óbidos Lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos). From here, you can continue the unpaved cycling path along the water line of the lagoon. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and wild life. Make a stop along the way and have a coffee at the local café.
Continue along the lagoon until you reach Praia do Bom Sucesso, where you will find a few restaurants and can enjoy a lunch. After lunch you could stick around and enjoy the sun, beach and ocean before returning to our B&B.
There are many more cycling possibilities in the area and bicycles (with helmets) are available at our B&B free of charge.