The first movement of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is "Allegro ma non troppo", depicting the awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside. This symphony is a hymn of gratitude to Nature. A love letter to the natural world. In Center of Portugal there are endless spots that awaken these feelings of cheerfulness, inhabited by the joyful sounds of nature. The one-and-only accommodation Chão do Rio, at the heart of Serra da Estrela Natural Park, is one of those places of sheer happiness.
Situated in Travancinha, 12 km from the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Chão do Rio - Turismo de Aldeia offers a sustainable living experience. On their 8-ha farm, nature is cherished and enjoyed by guests.
The 7 comfortable thatched stone houses are arranged around the organic pool, built to resemble the lagoons of Serra da Estrela. Breakfast is served in baskets and includes regional specialities.
Guests are encouraged to explore the nearby trails on foot or with the freely available bicycles. Children can entertain themselves with wheelbarrows, collect eggs from the mobile chicken coop, feed the sheep named "Serra" and "Mel", have a dip with the frogs, or simply play freely and safely.