The village


Located in Travancinha, Portugal –  12 km from the Natural Park of Serra da Estrela and close to the city Coimbra – the Chão do Rio village tourism offers you an unique and magical experience in a sustainable accommodation!

The Chão do Rio is an authentic & sustainable run village/farm with 6 individual small houses, each with a distinct personality. Sorrounded by an amazing garden landscape, you can relax at the biological swimming pool, while your kids play on the playground or discover the special hen-house…



In the cozy village almost everything is sustainable! A stay at this 8 hectare farm includes accommodation in stone houses with thatched roofs and breakfast with regional specialties.

Moreover a 5000 liter pond was installed recently where local aquatic species will be planted next spring, in order to maintain the quality of water that will support birds, rabbits, wild boars, dragonflies, frogs, newts and other amphibians. The heating of all accommodation units is done through woodstove heat exchangers, which are powered with material from the forest’s cleaning.

Here, in fact, you can breathe sustainability!


  • Trekking possibilities
  • Free bicycles to hire
  • Biological outdoor swimming pool
  • Picnic Tables
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Garden
  • Wood Oven
  • Playground
  • Benches
  • Traditional wash tank
  • Hen house
  • Small shop (regional products)
  • Books
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Massage
  • Pets allowed

Chão do Rio-Turismo de Aldeia
R. da Calçada Romana / 6270-604 Guarda / Travancinha, Região Centro / Portugal
Phone: +351 919523269 /