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Natural Resources in Terras de Bouro

Cascata de Leonte

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Vilar da Veiga
4840, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

The parish of Vilar da veiga, right in the Peneda-Gerês Natural Park (on the southernmost sid of the Gerês) is extremely rich in its natural resources (belvederes, rocky formations and waterfalls). Located in Leonte, at an altitude of 872 metres, the waterfall that falls from on high is quite beautiful in winter and in spring.

Cascata do Rio Arado

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Ermida
4845, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

At a distance of about 20 km from Terras de Bouro, on the southernmostr area of the Gerês mountain, the Arado waterfall is part of a lovely group of waterfalls and numerous brooks of the Peneda-Gerês Natural Park. The Arado waterfall stands out because the water falls on several hedges. It can be acceded by the EM (Nogueira/Portela do Vade), at a distance of 7 km from the waterfall.

Cascata do Tahiti - Fecha das Barjas

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Vilar da Veiga
4845, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

A Cascata Fecha de Barjas, mais conhecidas por Cascata do Tahiti, localiza-se em Vilar da Veiga e as suas águas são provenientes do Rio Arado. O seu acesso não é fácil, só sendo possível por caminhos pedestres algo sinuosos, mas vale a pena pela beleza natural do local.

Cascata da Portela do Homem - Rio Homem

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Campo do Gerês
4840, Gerês

Terras de Bouro

Como o nome indica, esta queda de água localiza-se perto da Portela do Homem, na freguesia de Campo do Gerês. Também conhecida como Cascata do Rio Homem, é de grande beleza natural e muito procurada no verão pelas suas águas cristalinas.

Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas

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Barragem de Vilarinho das Furnas
4840, Gerês

Terras de Bouro

Located in a protected area, right in the Gerês National Park, the dam of Vilarinho das Furnas is surrounded by roman archaeological vestiges and time honoured landmarks. It is a dam on the Homem river (Cávado river basin). Sports and leisure are permitted with a few restrictions.

Serra do Gerês

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Serra do Gerês
4845, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

On the extreme north of Portugal, between the Cávado and Homem rivers valleys, in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, one finds the Gerês mountain that is 35 km long, 18 km wide, and reaches an altitude of 1507 metres. It is a water filled area and the richest mountain in the country, both in its flora and in its fauna. Of granitical nature, the mountain composes huge amphitheatres and incomparable sceneries. It also has cultural points of interest, namely due to its pre-historic vestiges.

Rio Toco

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Rio Toco
4845, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

The Gerês Mountain has five major water courses, tributaries of the Cávado river. One of them, flowing from north to south, is the Toco river.

Rio Homem

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Rio Homem
4840, Campo do Gerês

Terras de Bouro

A tributary of the Cávado river with a length of 37 km and an area of 257 km2. It has its spring on the Gerês mountain and includes the Vilarinho das Furnas dam, with a used capacity of its reservoir of 69.7 hhm3.

Rio Gerês

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Rio Gerês
4845, Vilar da Veiga

Terras de Bouro

The Gerês Mountain has five major water courses, all tributaries of the Cávado river. The Gerês river is one of them, flowing from north to south.

Rio do Forno

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Rio do Forno
4840, Campo do Gerês

Terras de Bouro

The Gerês Mountain has five major water courses, all tributaries of the Càvado river. The rio do Forno (Oven river) is one of them and flows from north to south.

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