Lousa Mountain Private Tour

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From $54.80

66 reviews   (4.98)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


The Veado Verde / Green Deer challenges you to live an experience in the

Lousa Mountain. Come with us and watch deer exhibit natural behaviour

in the wild. We will walk in forests of pines, chestnut trees, oaks and beeches where we can also find wild boars, foxes and squirrels. It´s a wonderful and rewarding experience that includes offroad activities, hiking and visiting the shale villages.  It's a 4 hour tour with Coimbra as the pickup point. Get ready, the beauty of this mountain will leave you amazed!

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

What's Included

All activities


Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Meals as per itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner) are optional and paid separately on site.

One souvenir photo

Professional photographer guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Veado Verde / Green Deer
4x4 and hiking tour watching wild deer, boars, foxes, squirrels in the Lousa mountain. We will walk in forests of pines, chestnut trees, oaks, and beeches.The tour passes also in some abandoned and restored shale villages that we will visit.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Aldeia de Gondramaz
Gondramaz is a completely restored shale village with about 50 houses where there is a tourist resort and where we will have a coffee.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Aldeias do Xisto
Cadaval Cimeiro and Cadaval Fundeiro are two abandoned shale villages that burned twice in the 1980s. There we will hike between the two.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A trip highlight
Elana_K, 06-06-2022
My husband and I did the "Day with Deer" tour with Alfredo. This tour was one of the major highlights of our trip to Portugal. Alfredo picked us up near our hotel promptly at 8am. From there we headed straight to windmill-lined Lousa mountain, where our quest for deer sightings commenced. Ultimately we saw a few deer, including the somewhat more elusive roe deer.

Our trip to the mountain also included a pleasant forest hike, a visit to the famous mountainside swing, and lunch in Talasnal, one of the Schist villages. We also learned the history of the area, and got to "see it," too, by visiting an abandoned village and a few other distinctive buildings. We furthermore visited another pleasant Schist village where people still live, called Gondramaz.

Through our conversations with Alfredo, we gained a better connection with and understanding of modern and historic Portuguese culture. This tour was a great opportunity to see another side of the country, disconnected from the usual tourist track along the public transportation lines. If you like nature, animals, and a closer, quieter look at another culture's way of life, I would highly recommend this tour.
Great time, definitely recommend to anyone traveling through Lousa
jmah24, 14-06-2022
Had a great tour with Alfredo, was very fun driving around the backroads of the mountain looking for wildlife and just taking in the amazing views. Definitely go on the optional hike, that was a highlight for everyone in our group.
Can highly recommend to those traveling through Lousa
korys871, 29-06-2022
We loved touring the mountain backroads of Lousa with Alfredo, spotting wildlife, taking in views, and seeing Roe deer, wild boar, and a snake for good measure. My wife didn’t care much for the snake sighting, fancy that, but like me she found Alfredo friendly, engaging, informative and accommodating. He’s a passionate naturalist with eclectic interests and the right guy if you like a more contemplative outdoors experience. We also enjoyed a brief visit to one of the Schist villages. It took us back in time. Our sincere thanks and best wishes, Alfredo!
Great experience, highly recommended
mustloveboxers, 25-05-2021
Spent a wonderful afternoon and evening with Alfredo off the beaten track, touring the mountains followed by a superb dinner at Xisto. We did not see heaps of deer (there were many around that morning!), but it was so interesting learning about the environment, the animals, and seeing the countryside/views that it did not matter. Alfredo is great company, he answered so many questions we had about Portugal (like why is there so much Eucalypt forest - in some areas we felt like we'd travelled half way around the world from Australia .... to visit Australia) that we increased our knowledge of the country and culture. We rarely do tours (as i've said before) but so happy we did this one. Thanks Alfredo and hope to see you for another tour sometime.
Mountains, Deer & Pretty Village.
David_B, 21-07-2021
Alfredo was on time, very polite and knowledgable about the wildlife and mountains. We saw roe deer and red deer. The mountains are spectacular. The village on the mountain we visited was beautiful and the people were very friendly, great coffee and cake.

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