Activities

What to do?

Samonatura is above all a wonderful place to rest, read, stay in and around the pool but also wonderfull with your own apartment. Experience complete privacy.

Barefoot path:

On March 27, 2016, we have opened the “nudest barefoot path”.

It is a path with a variety of experiences for your feet, walking through a pine forest to the lake, where you can enjoy the peace around you.

Jeule the boule:

Do you want to do something else, play the original French game, with two or four people, you can enjoy our jeule the boule.

Beaches

And of course lounging at one of the beautiful naturist beaches. You will find the directions in our info brochure.

But you can also get more active in the area of ​​Samonatura.

Hiking

You can walk in the area, there are five marked hiking trails close to your Holiday apartment..

In the spring all the fields are beautiful, with flowers of all colors, and always have all kinds of herbs bloom in summer. In autumn, when the first rain has fallen, the fields become quickly green.

Here you can also follow the “Rota Vicentina” www.rotavicentina.com

Rota Vicentina

The Rota Vicentina is the starting point of the GR11, which leaves Cape Sagres, the most southwesterly point of Europe and extends till Santiago do Cacém.

The route offers two alternatives:


  1. The “historical path” crosses the interior of the Alentejo through cork oak forests, over hills and valleys, along rivers and creeks over a total distance of 240 km. This path is fully signposted with red and white marks.
  2. The “fishermen’s trail” runs along the coastline, one of the most pristine and spectacular coastal areas of Europe, on top of cliffs, along deserted beaches along the beautiful ocean. The length of this path is 115 km divided up into different sections, marked with blue-green marks.

If you want to experience this we can help you with your plans. In consultation we can bring or pick you up from or to a desired point.

The route is very worthwhile.

If you drive with your car to the “bridge over the Torgal” (between S.Luis and Odemira), you can walk to Pego das Pias, a natural swimming lake with a very large rock in the middle, it’s a little oasis.

Mountain Biking

Mountainbiking is a unique experience here with countless paths where you can cycle.

Moreover, this area in a wonderful for mountain biking, climbing and descending, vistas, forests and plains …. in one word, an amazing experience.

However, there are no marked trails, so it can be useful to carry a GPS. For routes you can also check www.GPSies.com.

We rent some basic mountainbikes.

Cycling:

To go cycling with a normal bike is not really practical, you could go by bike to Milfontes, but in this range you will find nevertheless soon some solid climbs, which are not for suitable for everyone from Samonatura.

So we do not advice to cycle in this area.

Water sports and boating

The Mira River offers the opportunity for a canoe trip or cruise, DUCA, is a company that arranges trips by boat, this week we get the thing through time, this due to the tide.

There are businesses that hire canoes, this we can provide you with necessary information.

The coast is known for its good surfing. The Atlantic Ocean has wonderful waves, you can conquer with your surfboard. Optionally lesson possible to the various surf schools.

Culture

This environment is especially nature that prevails. Visit the magnificent coastline with its high cliffs.

Originally this environment was very poor, and became richer after the construction of the duct system, which is fed from the reservoir of Santa Clara-a-Velha, so irrigation was possible and agriculture came to life.

But there are all kinds of authentic villages that are worth visiting, such as Zambujeira do Mar, Porto Covo, Santiago de Cacém and Odemira.