Quinta de Freixieiro is located 15 minutes by car from Guimarães, 25 minutes from Braga, 35 minutes from Porto, 40 minutes from Espinho and 50 minutes from Viana do Castelo and the Douro river, providing a range of diversified activities during your stay, from surfing, rafting, BTT to spas and shopping.
Surf, Bodyboard, Kitesurf e windsurf
The coast along the north of Portugal provides fantastic beach spots for the practice of sports and our suggestion goes to: Moledo do Minho, Vila Praia de Âncora, Afife (Praia da Arda), Cabedelo, Viana de Castelo, Praia de Ofir, Aguçadoura and Póvoa do Varzim, Vila do Conde (Praia Azul), Azurara, Perafita, Leça da Palmeira, Porto, Matosinhos, Leça da Palmeira (Praia internacional), Miramar, Espinho (Direita do Casino), Cortegaça, Furadouro and Aveiro. On the main beach places there are usually schools or groups that can give you more information or help with your activity.
Radical Sports and Adventure
In the north of Portugal there are several associations offering a range of radical activities such as cannoning, escalade, hidrospeed, paintball, orientation, walking, btt, rapel, parachuting, paintball, bungee jump, parafly, TT, water sky and slide in beautiful natural green places such as Gerês, Alvão, Arga, Peneda, Cabreira, Montemuro, Freita, Arada, Caramulo, Castelo de Paiva and Lousã. Some of the associations located in the northern region (e. g. Porto, Paredes, Lousã, Vila do Conde, Viana do Castelo, Póvoa do Lanhoso, Braga) and offering these servises are: Latitude 41, Geração Aventura, Emoções & Adrenalina, DNA desporto, Natureza e Aventura, Azurara Parque Aventura and Diver.
Portugal is a well-known destination for all golfers and the northern region is no exception. If you are a golf lover and wish to spend some time, during your stay, playing golf without having to travel a long distance to find good pleasant golf camps, you can go to Estela (20 minutes), Quinta do Fojo (30 minutes), Rilhadas (30 minutes), Quinta da Barca (30 minutes), Miramar (40 minutes), Oporto Golf Club (45 minutes), Amarante (45 minutes) and Ponte de Lima (50 minutes). You can still hit some balls on a small golf course 5 minutes from Quinta de Freixieiro, in Guardizela Golf Club.
Shopping and Relaxation
In the centre of Braga, Guimarães, Vila do Conde and Porto you can find shopping streets, as well as shopping centres and outlets. For more details and information about the best places to go, go to the tab Places to Visit on this page.
Walks and bicycle trips
If you want to spend a quiet time, a bicycle ride or go for a pleasant walk, you can visit Parque da Cidade or Parque da Penha, in Guimarães or walk a stretch along the sea in Foz do Douro or visit the famous Parque da Cidade, in Porto. A walk by the sea is also possible in the region of Póvoa do Varzim, Vila do Conde, Leça da Palmeira and Afurada.