Immerse yourself in the restorative and healing pine forests of central Portugal. The emerging science of ‘forestbathing’ has shown that simply being around trees can heal us. Phytoncides are one of many curative substances pine trees freely give to the air we breathe here. Recharge by just breathing in the curative air. Draw your attention meditatively to the sensations arising in the body, and feel better.
Walking and Hiking
Vale de Moses is surrounded by many beautiful tree lined paths that will lead you on sensory hikes through the rolling hills and valleys covered in wild flowers throughout the year. Absorb yourself in nature on hours of walks, hikes or runs where you are unlikely to meet another human.
Nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela, there are several natural water sources that traverse the beautiful landscape. Swim and play in the refreshing rivers, streams and cascading pools that flow through these valleys. The larger Rio Zêzere is an hour’s walk through the forest if you’d like a longer swim.
Relax in Nature
We have made several gorgeous hiding spots dotted all over the valley. There are plenty of hammocks, benches, deck chairs and secret places where you can sit, relax, read, write, draw or even take a little nap in the energising stillness of the forest.