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Best Scenic Route Driving from Covilha to Ourem

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Best Scenic Route Driving from Covilha to Ourem

Having driven from Porto to Covilha on Thursday, we will be continuing our travels on Friday from Covilha to Ourem, where we will spend the evening.

We would appreciate any recommendations for the most scenic route that would also leave some time to also visit Tomar, if possible.

Thanks

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1. Re: Best Scenic Route Driving from Covilha to Ourem

That's not easy... if the weather is ok then you should go up till the highest point, called Torre. From there down to Sabugueiro, Seia where you can take N17 till you find directions to Coimbra/Arganil/tábua to have access to IC6, you'll end by entering IP3 direction Coimbra, exit to A31 and then follow any sign to A13. It's the only way to reach Tomar still with sometime to visit Tomar.

If the weather is bad there's no point on going up to Torre. Return from the Pousada to Covilhã and take A23 direction Lisbon, you may have a stop at Castelo Branco. Exit A23 direction Tomar (close to Entroncamento/Atalaia) but take N110, no need to Take A13 to go to Tomar.

Why are you staying at Ourém? Just because of the Pousada? It would be much more interesting to stay at Tomar, that way you could take your time going down from Covilhã till Tomar.

With a detour from A23 you could visit the historical villages (Monsanto, Idanha-a-Velha, etc) but you'll probably arrive too late to Tomar visitcentrodeportugal.com.pt/historical-vill…

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2. Re: Best Scenic Route Driving from Covilha to Ourem

Thanks again for your very helpful guidance. Yes, we are staying in Ourem because of the Pousada. We took the package of five consecutive nights. Ourem seemed to be the closest one to Tomar. I will be sharing how it works out, as we make our way from Porto to Lisbon.

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