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In recent years, there has been an increase of practitioners of outdoor activities in Portugal. Among the many reasons that explain this growth are the search for leisure activities or active vacations that involve new experiences, the increase in the offer of innovative activities and leisure activities.

"Contemplating the wonders of Nature is the best food for the soul and the maintenance of a sound mind"

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In recent years, there has been an increase in outdoor activities in Portugal. Among the various reasons that explain this growth, we highlight the demand for leisure activities or active vacations that involve new experiences, increasing the offer of innovative activities and occupation of leisure time, the diversity of our country's natural resources, taste for nature associated with greater environmental awareness and also a new type of worship and health protection

From paragliding to hiking, to Caving, Climbing, Mountain biking and Birdwatching, Canoeing, Diving, Rafting, Bodyboarding, Surfing, Windsurfing or Canyoning, many activities are currently available to the general public, whether in the air, on the earth or water Read More

It is worth noting the Peneda Gerês National Park with 250.000 hectares of protected Natural Biodiversity, inserted in a landscape of mountainous areas, where rivers cross, emerge nascent, creating water courses, originating in numerous waterfalls, breathtaking beauty, meeting point thousands of tourists looking for nature adventure, photography lovers, extreme sports lovers, countless numbered rails for a first experience. One of the great wonders of Portugal.

From the green Minho to Trás-os-montes, our Atlantic Coast, with its wonderful beaches, the banks of the Douro. Great places to indulge in rest and recharge and seek adventure in extreme sports like Kayak, Rafting, Canoeing. Climb or throw away from Paramente.

Several areas classified as Peneda Gerês National Park, Natural Parks of Montesinho International Douro, Northern Coast and Serra do Alvão, protected landscape areas of Azibo, Corno do Bico, Lagoas de Bertiandos and S.Pedro de Arcos, the Arouca Geopark, the Mirandese Plateau, the banks of the Rivers Minho, Lima, Cavado, Ave and Douro. Region where they live species like the Iberian Wolf, the Deer, Birds as the Black Stork, the Vulture of Egypt, the Vulture Leonardo, the Real Eagle and Eagle of Boneli.

For those who like Nature, do not forget to know these places:

PARQUE NATURAL DE MONTESINHO (BRAGANÇA)

PARQUE NATURAL DO LITORAL NORTE (ESPOSENDE)

PARQUE NATURAL DA SERRA DO ALVÃO (VILA REAL)

PARQUE NATURAL DO DOURO INTERNACIONAL (MOGADOURO)

PAISAGEM PROTEGIDA DO CORNO DO BICO (PAREDES DE COURA)

PAISAGEM PROTEGIDA DAS LAGOAS DE BERLINDAS E S.PEDRO DE ARCOS (PONTE DE LIMA)

PAISAGEM PROTEGIDA DA ALBUFEIRA DO AZINHO (MACEDO CAVALEIROS)

PATRIMONIO DA HUMANIDADE - ALTO DOURO VINHATEIRO (DOURO)

ALGAR DO CARVÃO

FUMA DE ENXOFRE

ILHAS SELVAGENS

PARQUE NATURAL DO SUDOESTE ALENTEJANO E COSTA VICENTINA

MATA DOS CARMELITAS DESCALÇOS (BUÇACO)Arrábida

SERRA DE SÃO MACÁRIO

RURAL VILLAGES

The Villages integrated into the Aldeias de Portugal network, such as Sistelo, Lindoso, Cabração, Germil, Soajo, Covas, Bico, Castro Laboreiro, Vascões, Serra d'Arga (Arga de Baixo, Arga de Cima and Arga de S. João) they identify themselves as unique Rural Villages, with an exceptional environmental Heritage of conservation, highlighting their flora and fauna, culture, people and customs. Its villages are prepared to receive the visitor and tourist, who can stay for several days, where you can enjoy the local gastronomy, connect to activities and the pedestrian paths signposted.

The Town of Piódão, Arganil (Coimbra) is a village where it is constituted by houses of shale and wood.