1 independent reviews for Family cycling holiday in Portugal, 5 days
Reviews for Family cycling holiday in Portugal, 5 days
Anne Fegan review 14 Sep 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?It was the feeling of being in an area where the natural environment was truly valued and every effort was being made to promote sustainable tourism. It was the opportunity to spend a few days close to nature but having good fun too. We both loved discovering this region that was new to us and having a brilliant host Joao who assisted us in many ways, guided us to lovely places and provided so so much information on the history, geography and culture of this part of Northern Portugal.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?It is necessary to be reasonably fit for the cycling and walking. Bring cycling shorts! Ensure that all maps provided by Joao are carefully studied and understood as it is possible to go off track. Be sure that you enjoy quietness and tranquility.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Yes, the farm houses are constructed using all sustainable materials and in a traditional style. They blend in with the landscape. This agro tourism enterprise provides employment and guests are encouraged to visit local restaurants, shops and bars and to buy locally produced food products.T he owner Joao actively promotes recycling on the farm. He is also very knowledgeable about the necessity for conservation of the local environment and showed us so clearly how conservation and tourism can be two compatible aims of the National Park.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?The accommodation was brilliant and we loved the Tree House, the garden, the pool and the sounds of running water and crickets chirping at night! Joao is an energetic, enthusiastic and obliging host. Nothing was too much trouble and he did all that he could to ensure that we had a perfect holiday. I could strongly recommend this operator for an activity holiday.
Read the operator's response here:
We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation at Quinta Lamosa. It is our goal to work so that those who visit us have fun while resting.
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