National Park Peneda-Geres
National Park Peneda-Gerês
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is a protected area of Portugal, with administrative, financial and legal capacity, created in 1971 in the Peneda-Gerês environment. According to the very wording of the law, “the conservation of soil, water, flora, fauna and landscape” is possible in a vast mountainous region of about 70,290 ha – almost entirely under the forest regime.
Being cut by two great rivers, the Rio Lima and Cávado. It covers the districts of Braga (municipality of Terras de Bouro), Viana do Castelo (municipality of Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez and Ponte da Barca) and Vila Real (municipality of Montalegre) in a total area of about 70 290 hectares. which affect the territory of 22 parishes.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is considered by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve.
Ecovias do Rio Vez
The Ecovia do Vez consists of three stages already completed, starting in Jolda de S. Paio and ending in Sistelo, the total route is approximately 33 kms.
STAGE 1: JOLDA S.PAIO - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ
STAGE 2: ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ - VILELA
STAGE 3: VILELA - SISTELO
The Ermelo Ecovia is a type of pedestrian / bicycle route with a distance of 5,2 km and with an easy degree of difficulty, being prohibited the circulation of motor vehicles.