H2otel Congress & Medical Spa

Activities and Entertainment


The Serra da Estrela national park is one of Portugal’s most coveted regions for cyclists, and at the H2otel we are committed to promoting cycling activities for our guests. During your stay, we highly recommend venturing into the great outdoors and enjoying one of the many mountain-bike trails on offer.

Our hotel has world-wide acclaim amongst the cycling community as we were the first hotel in Portugal to be certified as a Bike-Friendly Hotel (Specialised). Our infrastructure and broad palette of services meet the needs of even the most exacting of cyclists, offering the very best conditions for any cycling trip.

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Portuguese paddle ball, or “padel”, is a mixture between tennis and squash, and has been played in our country since 2005.

It is played in two teams of two, and involves using a very light, stringless racket which reduces the impact on the ball. You can try it for yourself at the H2otel/Aquadome complex where two different courts are available (artificial grass or outdoor).

Come and try out this Portuguese sport: a member of our entertainment team would be delighted to join if you don’t have the numbers!

Have fun playing PADEL!

Outdoor activities

During your stay at H2otel, take in the beauty and powerful vastness of the surrounding area, and be sure to take up any opportunity to take part in outdoor activities that will help you feel invigorated and in touch with nature.

In the wide range of walking routes you can take a short walk of just one hour or venture out on full-day Great Routes, through orienteering activities and mountain bike circuits.

And there are plenty more activities available, such as: Jeep tours, Peddy Paper tours, and multi-activity tours (slides, climbing, abseiling, high-ropes and traditional games).

Upon request, we can arrange for informative guides for a range of different activities to help you get around and to accompany you on your trip.

Barefoot circuit

Our barefoot circuit provides a natural reflexology experience along an outdoor route in a space that is just adjacent to the H2otel/Aquadome complex. The ground is formed by different textures and natural materials such as fine sand, coarse sand, rolled stone, pine bark, mud, and more, massaging and stimulating different parts of your feet as you work your way around.

Massage is beneficial for boosting bodily functions and recovering the balance: the soles of our feet are rich in nerve endings which can be stimulated using reflexology, and through their various branches, these nerves extend to the different internal organs, the spine, the brain, the arms and the legs.

Try Barefoot at H2otel (a national exclusive), and be enchanted by the sincere relationship between Man and Nature.

Entertainment with daily programs

H2otel/Aquadome depends on its highly professional teams to meet the entertainment needs of its guests.

Similar to entertainment programmes offered in other countries, the Natura IMB Hotels Group organises activities that give guests the opportunity to participate in some of their free time and have fun, improving the overall guest experience.

See our Entertainment Program and participate!

*Note: Activity led by a sports professional, adapting the level to the target audience.


  • Outdoor space for bike parking
  • Indoor bike boxes for private use
  • Office with bike toolkit
  • Cleaning and maintenance area
  • Bike shop
  • Specialist bike technicians on hand
  • Bicycle hire
  • GPS devices available preloaded with cycle trails in the area surrounding the hotel (mountain-bike or road trails)
  • Nutritional advice (tailored menus for cyclists)
  • Medical supervision
  • Sports massage
  • Access to Aqualudic (gym, jacuzzis, indoor and outdoor pools, Celta circuit, sauna and steam room).

The experiences are offered throughout the vast surrounding region, with an emphasis on the “Vale Glaciar de Alforfa” trails at the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park.

From a simple walk taking around one hour, to the “Grandes Rotas” (“big hikes”) which will take a whole day; or orienteering activities and mountain-bike circuits featuring specific cultural highlights; all of this and more is available starting from the front entrance of H2otel.

And there are plenty more activities available, such as: Jeep tours, thematic tours (cheese-tasting; cherry groves in blossom; cherry picking; vineyards on the riverbank; and Magusto de S. Martinho tours), Peddy Paper tours, museum visits, activity programmes for our older residents, multi-activity tours (slides, climbing, abseiling, high-ropes and traditional games).

Our informative guides can help you to get around and accompany you on your trip for a range of different activities, specialising in entertainment, tourism, sports and adventure activities. Guides are available one-to-one or for groups to accompany you during your activities, and to offer any technical support that might be required.

“Canada dos Pastores” Walking Route

This 9-km route has an estimated duration of 2 hours and follows a route with only moderate slopes along the banks of the river Unhais da Serra, known as the “Ribeira Estrela”: the route boasts a phenomenal rural landscape where irrigated pastures and subsistence agriculture give way to the immense bush that makes up the scattered vegetation.

Nature Emotions can provide clothes and shoes for special weather conditions, even offering a free backpack* so that you can pack a picnic kit prepared by our very own chef.

Aerobics class

The class consists of a range of dynamic and sprightly movements to a beat, with some elements of choreography. It allows each and every participant to adapt the different resistance movements to their own strength, whilst at the same time having a good cardiovascular workout: a proportionate workout as part of the class, but also offering benefits for day-to-day fitness with the aim of achieving a healthier lifestyle. *