Moinhos do Dão c/o Cafe Pinheiro
Rua Principal 27
Tibaldinho, Mangualde 3530-027
Landline: +351 232 610 586
MdD Mobile: +351 933 956 630
Steven’s Mobile: +351 934 890 679
Moinhos do Dão
Lugar da Costa
Fornos de Maceira Dão
Our GPS coordinates:
40.61417, -7.84458 or: +40° 36' 51.01", -7° 50' 40.49"
TRAVELING TO MOINHOS DO DAO BY CAR.
It is IMPORTANT you to use the directions below and not your GPS if you don't want to get stuck!
Also, the last 2 km. of the road leading to our quinta is not suitable for cars with large caravans or motorhomes!
Starting/reference point for these directions is a roundabout (gps 40.622329, -7.802205) in Fagilde in the municipality of Mangualde.
At this roundabout there is a small Moinhos sign in the direction of Vila Garcia. Follow this road (R.Principal) take the second right into the one-lane Rua Escola, then make a left at the end of this short road, onto R.Nova. Follow R. Nova which drops down into the village. Keep following this asphalt road between yellow houses (Moinhos sign), right down through the pine forest. At the end of the paved road, take the hairpin turn left (Moinhos sign) and follow the dirt road (from here it is another 2 km. with some narrow and winding parts: drive carefully).
Turn right before the wall at the Convento / Mosteiro, and drive over the bridge over a creek. On this road always keep right unless there is a sign. After about 1 km. the trail goes down sharply. You will pass our neighbors (a white, restored house and an abandoned farm). Here, in front of the abandoned farm, make a left turn and follow the path (through the grape fields) to the river below all the way up to the split of the road and our welcome and parking sign. Park your car and walk towards the buildings where you will find us.
Below are two maps. The first map is the CORRECT MAP to reach the Moinhos do Dão from Viseu, the largest nearby town:
The second map, below, is an INCORRECT MAP that will often be given from Google Maps or other GPS services (we are trying to correct this). This map will attempt to lead you to the other side of the Dão river, from us, and you will be stuck there, unable to reach us from that side. AVOID TAKING THIS ROUTE!!!