Inatel Piodão

Inatel Piodão

Situated in one of the most attractive Portuguese historical villages, INATEL Piódão is a contemporary building built entirely out of slate, which reflects the most authentic characteristics of the village. Nestled in the Serra do Açor Mountains, just 300 meters from Piódão, the hotel is integrated into the landscape of the slate village. The settlement is laid out along the slope like an amphitheatre since the mountains here are quite steep and village had to adapt to the terrain. The streets are therefore narrow and small, around the edges of the mountain, curving along the slope and forming the nucleus of the village. It has been dubbed the “Nativity Scene Village”.
INATEL Piódão has 27 totally equipped rooms. Bar, restaurant, meeting room, covered heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gymnasium, game room, Wi-Fi and private parking.

Bike Friendly Facilities

  • Bike secured garage;
  • Bike washing facility;
  • Cyclist menu (carbo,fruit and veggy);
  • Overnight cycling clothes laundry;
  • Mini-Bike repair station with basic tool set and pump;
  • Bike parking lot;
  • Bike routes for road and/or mountain biking (with maps,technical data and GPS tracks)

Optional Friendly Facilities

  • Bike rental
  • Phone support line with emergency
  • Associated bike shop for repair
  • Meteo forecast
  • Transfer service

Special Offer Code: Piodão.2012.01

5% discount + GPS equipment loan *

* For bookings made between Sunday and Thursday (valid in low and middle seasons)

Price on request

ATTENTION: When you use an offer code in your booking, please note the conditions discriminated. The reservation request with offer codes included will be validated by email, by the accommodation.


  • 15,6 km
  • 981 m
  • 1071 m
  • 763 m
  • 1:30 m

  • Views on Piodão Village.

RIDE 1 [Moderate]

MTB trail with about 15.6 km that begins and ends at Inatel unit. The trail develops by the Piodão southeastern slopes. It follows mostly a hillside with spectacular views over the Piodão and passes beneath the Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Necessidades. Intended to be done by people with some preparation.


  • 42,57 km
  • 2269 m
  • 1328 m
  • 603 m
  • 4:30 m

  • Nossa Sra das Necessidades, S. Pedro do Açor, Chãs de Égua, Piodão.

RIDE 2 [Difficult]

MTB trail with about 42 km with the possibility of reducing to about 25 km by following the trail one. The trail develops in the first part on the southeastern Piodão slope passing by the Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Necessidades into S. Pedro do Açor direction.In the final and after going down to Chãs de Égua the trail reaches the Piodão village by a spectacular “single track”.



  • 90 km
  • 2.508 m
  • 1.102 m
  • 303 m
  • 8 h a 9 h

  • Serra da Estrela natural park, santa Luzia dam.

RIDE 3 [Severe]

Severe ride, it is recommended a good physical condition to perform it.