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Choupal National Forest

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Choupal is for Joggers

Located on the north western outskirts if the city, Coupal is a wooded area which is mainly very popular with local joggers, but is also pleasant to go for a walk. Not really... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Coimbra, Portugal
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Coimbra, Portugal
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162 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Located on the north western outskirts if the city, Coupal is a wooded area which is mainly very popular with local joggers, but is also pleasant to go for a walk. Not really something that I would put on a tourist itinerary.

1 Thank martyncymro
Portimao, Portugal
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75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

In the past this was a great place ,trees ,greens shadows ....nowadays it's a walk out of city center,for a cool break.

Thank tripalmenara
Coimbra, Portugal
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428 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

A beautifuk forest that has not been preserved or maintained. Could be a great place but needs other type of infrastructure.

Thank FlyingTuga
Coimbra, Portugal
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

You should come to this place only to leave the city relax and make 30min-1h running. This is also used to make lunch with families, however they must bring their own food :P

Thank Carolina_Torrao
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2015

If you love to run this is the place, always fresh with those beautifull trees. also the best place to play some pick-up basketball, the courts are not very good, but usually theres lots of other players there and you can get some interesting games.

Thank Paulo S
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

It is near Coimbra , so if Uluru are a runner this is a perfect route to run. In the middle of the park there is a small cantina I think it opens from 9 to 8pm. There are also some places for picnic and to relax. I was there once a week and never regretted it.

1 Thank Christian H
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Great place for a nature walk 5 minutes from the center of Coimbra. You can ear and see a vast number of bird species, including grey herons, tawny owls, common buzzards and one colony of black kites.

3 Thank Ana S
South Africa
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We had to wait for a train at Coimbra B station and decided to spend some time cycling in Choupal forest. It is very close to the station so was quick and easy to get there. We enjoyed the smooth cycling tracks and had coffee so much better than sitting at the station. It feels much furhter from the city... More 

4 Thank MywaySA
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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229 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A trip to the north part of Portugal is very interesting, driving with a car over narrow roads with many u turns makes it wild.

1 Thank Paul d
Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

between the rio Montego and a canal, a beautiful place to come to rest and admire nature... there is a cafetaria hidden among the trees where one can drink a coffee, and lovely walks all around

2 Thank Isabelle D

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