Vinha Da Manta is located in the center of Portugal, on the edge of Nature Park “Serra da Estrela”, in the province called Beira Interior. We are about 35 km from the Spanish border and more or less 140 from the coast. This part of Portugal in terms of tourism is still an unexplored area and there is much to discover.
There are several ways to get to Vinha Da Manta. By car it is 1900 km from Utrecht and it takes about two days, however most people come by plane and rent a car at the airport. It's worth searching around for tickets at different airline companies, nearly always it is possible to fly for not too much and sometimes even very cheap. You can fly to Porto, Lisbon, Madrid and Valladolid. From Porto it takes 2 hours to get here, from Lisbon 3 hours, from Valladolid 2 1/2 hours and Madrid 4 hours.


By plane to Portugal:
with TAP from Amsterdam to Porto or Lisbon;
with Easyjet from Amsterdam or London to Madrid and Lissabon;
with KLM from Amsterdam to Lisbon or Madrid;
with Transavia to Porto, Lisbon or Madrid;
With Ryanair from Eindhoven or Maastricht to Porto, Weeze (DL) to Porto or Charleroi (B) to Porto or Valladolid.


From Porto
: From the airport follow first the A44 or A4 to Porto till you see the A1 (toll road) towards Lisbon . Follow this until the exit Aveiro/Viseu to the A25. Take the direction to Viseu and after Viseu the direction to Guarda. Leave the motorway at junction 28, follow signs IP5/Porto de Carne. Take exit Transito/Porte de Carne to the N16. Follow this road about 12 miles and then turn to the right to Faia. Take that exit and drive down the valley. At the roundabout drive into the village Faia (3d exit). Continue straight through the narrow streets of the ancient village, the road winds to the right and then left. At the end of the village begins a new asphalt road. Follow this road up until you're on top of the hill and the road curves to the left, follow the road and after 500 meters (along the white water basin) on your left is a dirt track (300 meters) that leads to our estate.
From Lisbon
: From the airport follow the motorway A1 direction Porto until the exit of Torres Novas, Castelo Branco and Abrantes. Then follow the A23 to Guarda, exit 35. Up the exit to your left into Guarda. Follow the signs Hospital, to the roundabout with the modern image in the shape of the letter G. From there, follow the signs for Vale do Mondego. Drive through the villages Cubo, Prado and Chaos, where you will see the lake on your left. Then take at the end of Chaos just before a big turn to the right, the exit to Pero Soares, Mizalrella on the left. After Pero Soares, after the cemetery, you get a sharp bend, take the turn in the new asphalt country road on the right, which shows the sign of our neighbours, Dominio Vale do Mondego. After 800 meters there is a dirt road to the right. This is the entrance to Vinha da Manta. It only takes 300 meters to get to our estate.
From Salamanca, Spain (also if you will be arriving by car from England) : Cross the border at Vila Formosa on the A23 and drive to Guarda. Take the A23 towards Castelo Branco and turn right at the first exit, number 35. Up the exit to your right and follow the signs Guarda centro/Hospital, to the roundabout with the modern sculpture in the shape of the letter G. From there, follow the signs to Vale do Mondego. Drive through the villages Cubo, Prado and Chaos, where the lake will be on your left side. At the end of the village of Chaos, turn left, direction to Barragem, along the lake. Take that exit and follow the road to Pero Soares. After Pero Soares, after the cemetery, you get a sharp left curve with on the right a new asphalt country road, which shows a sign that says Dominio Vale do Mondego. After 800 meters there is a dirt road to the right. This is the entrance to Vinha da Manta. It only takes 300 meters to get to our estate.


There are quite good bus connections from Porto, Lisbon and Madrid to Guarda.

Public Transport:
Take the train or bus from Porto or Lisbon to Guarda. From Guarda you can take a taxi to Faia (+/- 15 €).

For information about the bus: www.rede-expressos.pt

For information about the train: www.cp.pt


Finally: Late at night we can see the international "night train to Lisbon" from Paris passing through the mountains like a small yellow caterpillar. It also stops in Guarda.