Buracas do Casmilo Private Hiking Tour from Coimbra

Buracas do Casmilo Private Hiking Tour from Coimbra

We invite you to live an experience in the imposing Massif of Sicó that shapes this wild scenery, as well as the way of life of the people. Here, side by side, stone and man steadfastly resist the wear and tear of time. You look around and the entire landscape appears dominated by the sharp edges of the stone.
On the way to Buracas valley, we will hike in fields of lapiás, authentic “stone cemeteries”, dolinas (sinkholes) and hold your breath for the most impressive scenery of all: the Casmilo caves, popularly known as “the mouths of the mountains”. Then we will enter the canyon and hike to the Our Lady of Circulo Santuary, in the top of the mountain, and visit the Outeiro windmill! In this hike we will also pass in three mountain villages.

IMPORTANT: Feel safe, we have the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Buracas do Casmilo, Vale das Buracas, Condeixa-a-Nova 3150-272 Portugal

The Buracas do Casmilo (Casmilo caves) is an incredible and surprising monument sculpted by nature over thousands of years.
They are the result of the collapse of the core part of a conduit – a speleological phenomenon called incassion – which exposed the extreme lateral parts, remnants of the cave that was previously hidden inside the mount.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dolina do Casmilo, Casmilo, 3150 Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal

Dolina do Casmilo (Casmilo sinkhole) results from the dissolution of limestone. These sinkholes are depressions where water is deposited; they serve, therefore, to support agriculture and pastoralism, representing true “oases in the desert”.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Moinho do Outeiro, Zambujal, 3150, Portugal

The Outeiro mill is an old revolving mill. This fragile and crude artefact, whose structure allowed it to rotate in the most favorable direction, proves the ancestral art of using the wind to grind cereals.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Senhora do Círculo, 3150 Furadouro, Portugal

The sanctuary owes its name, Nossa Senhora do Círculo, to the circular stone wall that surrounds the sanctuary.
From the top, you can see the mountains of Buçaco and Caramulo and the Serra da Estrela itself, on sunny days, shows its highest villages. The look still leads us to distinguish the entire coast, from Ovar to Peniche, to Figueira da Foz and the fields of Mondego.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"A maximum of 10 people per booking"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"

Duration: 4 To 5 Hours
Start location: Largo da Portagem, 3000-337 Coimbra, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most of the hotels in central Coimbra, Condeixa-a-Nova and Penela if parking is available.

We pickup clients for an additional fee (5€...15€) and also from other locations.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • One souvenir photo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Meals as per itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner) are optional and paid separately on site.
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos without logos (available to purchase)


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