Distance: 58 minutes
These wooden boxes propped up by the lake aren't just architecturally impressive, but ecologically sound too. The aim of Herdade do Moinho Novo is to adhere to strict environmental principles throughout the vast, verdant grounds. So all the materials used are recyclable, there's lots of wood involved, and the land is also used for farming livestock. This means that you can have a go at feeding the animals and taking care of them should you wish. Alternatively you can go cycling, hiking, or hole up in your cosy cabin with the AC on and a stunning view.
In the vicinity: eat at Casa das Enguias, a legendary restaurant specializing in several recipes of eel.