Quinta de Cartemil
Ponte de Lima Area
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Great Things to Do Near Quinta de Cartemil
Wander around Quinta de Cartemil's almost 30 acres of gardens, orchards and woods or sit back and admire the views over the rolling countryside.
Sample the local Vinho Verde wine...
Visit the local wine Co-Operative in Ponte de Lima to stock up on supplies. Some of the wine might even be from Quinta de Cartemil's own vineyards!
Don't miss out on the local festivals...
There are two very enjoyable ones in Ponte de Lima, one held in June, known as the Vaca das Cordas (when ropes are tied around the horns of a bull, which is then led onto the sand to 'fight' with the local population) and one in September, when the town once again bursts into life with the jolly event known as the Feiras Novas (New Fairs). This is the town festival, which includes a huge market, fireworks, a funfair, carnival costumes and a brass band competition.
Mingle with the locals at Ponte de Lima's market...
The fortnightly market is held on alternate Mondays down on the sandy banks of the river where it has been held since the year 1125 and is a huge and lively affair!
Hire bikes from the nautical club in Ponte de Lima and follow the Ecovia which runs parallel to the Lima River...
The path runs from Ponte de Lima alongside the river to the Bertiandos and S. Pedro de Arcos lagoons. This is a protected wetlands nature reserve with several trails to follow, either by bike or on foot.
Play Golf at the Axis Golf club, an 18 hole course in Ponte de Lima...
Afterwards, enjoy a meal in their excellent on site restaurant.
Take pleasant walk of around 10 kms take you a hill up above Ponte de Lima to the Chapel of Santo Ovidio...
Inside the chapel, the hard of hearing leave waxed models of their ears for the saint. Part of the walk follows the pilgrim's route to Santiago, so you pass many shrines on the way. (Details of walks are available from the tourist office).
Hire kayaks and explore the river Lima...
From the nautical club in Ponmte de Lima you can hire kayaks or even take a guided tour along the river. Spot the wildlife along the banks and enjoy the sunshine as you gently glide along the river.
Soak up fantastic views over the historic port of Viana do Castelo...
Take the funicular to the church of Santa Luzia, climb the dome and look out from the very very top.
Visit the natural and wonderful landscapes of the Peneda-Geres National Park...
Explore the small villages of Pitões das Júnias and Tourém, which have held onto their traditional customs, or follow the shepherds trails from Mata da Albergaria through to Portela do Homem which willl lead you to some beautiful waterfalls.
Take a leisurely river trip along the Lima River from the pier in Viana do Castelo...
There are shorter trips of around 45 minutes or you can take a longer trip which includes lunch.
|Ponte de Lima||10 mins|
|Ponte de Barca||15 mins|
|Arcos de Valdevez||20 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||30 mins|
|Praia da Âncora||38 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||105 mins|