Vale do Ninho Nature Houses

Vale do Ninho Nature Houses

VN is a bike friendly inn, meaning we love to walk and cycle and we are keen to host cyclists, so we have everything prepared for it. For nature sport activities (walking, climbing, caving, paragliding), family holidays, work inspired retreats, cycling training camps, zen & wellness short breaks, VN nature houses offers you endless possibilities, always in contact with nature.

Bike Friendly Facilities

  • Bike secured garage;
  • Bike washing facility;
  • Cyclist menu (carbo,fruit and veggy);
  • Overnight cycling clothes laundry;
  • Mini-Bike repair station with basic tool set and pump;
  • Bike parking lot;
  • Bike routes for road and/or mountain biking (with maps,technical data and GPS tracks)

Optional Friendly Facilities

  • Bike rental
  • Specialized bike guides
  • Phone support line with emergency
  • Associated bike shop for repair
  • Cyclist Massage
  • Meteo forecast
  • Transfer service
  • Doctor available (or on demand)

Special Offer Code: VN.2015.01

2 nights with breakfast + 1 dinner with cyclist menu + bike hire + GPS hire with charged tracks + 1 lunch-box + maps + washing Bike + washing cyclist clothes

Promotional Price:200€

*For two persons in a Double room. Book 30 days or more in advance.

ATTENTION: When you use an offer code in your booking, please note the conditions discriminated. The reservation request with offer codes included will be validated by email, by the accommodation.


  • 4 Km
  • 90 m
  • 659 m
  • 597 m
  • 30 m

  • Espinhal mountain.

RIDE 1 [Easy]

It is the simplest trail, accessible to everybody, with a panoramic view over the Schist Village of Ferraria de S. João. It goes near the village of Cercal where it turns back to the Mountain Bike Centre.


  • 20 km
  • 725 m
  • 796 m
  • 533 m
  • 2 h

  • Ribeira das Ferrarias valley, village of Favacal, Chapel of S. João do Deserto.

RIDE 2 [Moderate]

The route is a figure of “eight” passing trhough the MTB Center at 8.3 km. In the first section follows the valley of the Ribeira das Ferrarias, passing through Cercal. Later it goes down to the scenic village of Favacal. Climb circumventing Fraga da Lagoa with beautiful views over the valley of the Ribeira do Farelo. In the second part of the journey, “conquer” the high scenic Chapel of S.João do Deserto and pass through Tarrasteira and its chapel.


  • 29 km
  • 1135 m
  • 822 m
  • 441 m
  • 3 h

  • Village of Favacal and Esquio, São João do Deserto Mountain.

RIDE 3 [Difficult]

Ride up and down constantly, with different points of interest such as the passage in Abrunheira, the village of Favacal, the abandoned village Esquio and the chapel of S.João do Deserto. Ends with a spur section of technical rocky single track downhill.


  • 48 km
  • 1925 m
  • 864 m
  • 287 m
  • 4:45 m

  • Lousã mountain.

RIDE 4 [Severe]

A more demanding route, due to strong slopes and total accumulated climbing. After the ridge of the Serra Lousã, at altitudes between 800m and 900m, it goes sharply down to the village of Alge and crosses Campelo, village where a there is a restaurant. From here the route climbs, demanding until merge route 3. Get ready for slopes up to 30%!



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