NATURE TOURISM

NATURE TOURISM

Come and enjoy unique nature destinations – the Entre Douro e Paiva and Baixo Tamega regions.

The area to be discovered features sites classified under the Natura 2000 network, an ecological network composed of areas of community importance for the preservation of certain habitats and species.

Sample the transparent waters of the Paiva river, the wild beauty of the Freita hills, the imposing Marão and Alvão hills, the spectacular vertiginous sight of the Crevices of Ermelo, inhabited by rare species of fauna and flora such as the Iberian wolf, the common buzzard, the golden eagle, Portugal laurel and holly.

And like all secrets, these are well kept. Come and see it all, adventuring around the Arouca Geopark, strolling down the wooden walkways of Paiva, discovering the Alvão Nature Park and the Aboboreira hills, where the biodiversity and geological remains will amaze you.

Come and get to know the centenary trails of the walking tour network or engage in sporting activity in harmony with nature.

Whether it´s rafting or kayaking, on a mountain bike or on foot, on land or on water, appreciate the charms of nature in its purest state and experience the numerous activities provided by specialist companies.

EXPERIENCES:

The activities in full contact with nature guarantee unique moments in a combination of excitement and adventure.
On land or on water, this is the ideal region for adventure programmes for two, with friends or family.
Observing the landscapes or taking part in radical activities, they are all ways of living and experiencing the magical places in this region.

DON’T MISS:
Short and long route walking tour network (PR and GR); the wooden walkways of Paiva; kayaking, rafting and kayak-rafting on the Paiva river; canyoning in Paivo, Ribeira de Frades, Pena Amarela and Castanheira; riverside beaches on the Paiva and Douro rivers; boat trip on the Douro; canoeing on the Tamega river.