Tiago Lage was the first person in Portugal to go on an adventure with our Van, check out below what he thought about this whole experience!
“It was a fun experience! This adventure started with the idea of snowboarding at Serra da Estrela. We loaded the van and on the 25th of December, at 5pm, and after that we started our journey. I had planned to stay at a campsite in Covilhã, as it is relatively close to the ski station. Since we arrived later than expected, we stayed by the campsite so we could rest and wake up early to do the much desired snowboard, but … There was no snow! We decided to spend the next 3 days going through that area of Portugal.
At the top of the mountain we found a small area with snow, where we could make our snowman and some “sku”. After the mountain, we went in the direction of Góis, a small village that is known because of the “biker concentration” that takes place there every year. We arrived at night and had the campsite just for us.
At dawn, we decided to visit the village. It is small, but full of simple and helpful people!
We had lunch and continued our journey in order to get to know the “Xisto” villages.
Since the night before we felt some cold in the “tent” area, we went to a hardware store and bought a tube. With this tube, we occupied half the hot air outlet of the van and directed it into the tent and voilá! warm tent!😄
As we still had some time and we were already visited everything we wanted in the Góis area, we decided to go to Coimbra.
This was perhaps one of the worst nights, because it was very windy and very cold, but after the amazing tube we bought, we all slept beautifully.
The next day we visited Coimbra and went to “Portugal dos pequeninos” and after that, we came back home.
850km later we arrived in Lisbon. We brought a lot of joy, a very good mood and amazing memories 😊”