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Natural Resources in Montalegre

Cascata de Pitões das Júnias

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Pitões das Júnias
5470, Pitões das Júnias

Montalegre

The cascade of Pitões das Júnias in Peneda-Gerês National Park, is fueled by the crystal clear waters that pass near the monastery of Santa Maria das Júnias. Has a first drop of about 30 meters, followed by several others that allow a refreshing dip during the summer. This whole scenario is surrounded by a beautiful Oakwood centenary.

Cascatas de Firvidas

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Cascatas de Firvidas
5470, Montalegre

Montalegre

Waterfalls accessible only on foot, with restricted access through a path on the ground often flooded. Place of great natural beauty, surrounded by vegetation and rocky cliffs.

Cascata de Pincães

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Cabril
5470-011, Cabril

Montalegre

Esta é uma das cascatas mais bonitas do Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês. Para lá chegar, deve seguir o caminho que vem da aldeia por um trilho com cerca de dois quilómetros.

Cascata Cela Cavalos

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Outeiro
5470, Outeiro

Montalegre

Waterfalls in the Peneda-Gerês National Park. The access is difficult.

Cascata Barrondas

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Travassos
5470, Montalegre

Montalegre

Waterfall in the National Park of Peneda-Gerês, more precisely at Travassos, accessing-posing as a footpath of about 2 kilometres. It is a medium-sized waterfall surrounded by tall green hills, creating a breathtaking scenario.

Carvalhal do Avelar

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Montalegre
5470, Montalegre

Montalegre

It is a large Virgin green area and great natural beauty. It is here the Fojo do Lobo of Avelar and the Miradouro da Senhora Das Treburas, offering magnificent panoramic views. The level of grass are the Pyrenean Oaks and Oak, the Phoenicean Juniper or Pine, Holly, Genista, Heather and Gorse. The Pyrenean Oak is the dominant species, since it adapts easily to mountain slopes, enduring the cold and the snow so characteristic of winters Barrosões.

Serra do Larouco

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Serra do Larouco
5470, Montalegre

Montalegre

Located to the northeast of Montalegre, it belongs to the Old Massif. It measures 10 km and it is the second highest mountain in Portugal, with its peak at an altitude of 1527 metres, at the Fonte da Pipa (Barrel Fountain). From the top, one views the Lima, Tâmega, Cávado and Rabagão valleys, as well as several villages and the small town of Montalegre. Besides the landscapes, there are also horses and one can do mountain sports, such as hang gliding, paragliding, climbing and walks.

Rio do Alto Rabagão

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Rio do Alto Rabagão
5470, São Vicente da Chã

Montalegre

A river that is tributary of the Cávado river's left bank, born between the Barroso and the Larouco hills. It is 37 km long and it is used for producing electricity at the Alto Rabagão and Venda Nova dams. The access to the sping is by foot, after Codeçoso.

Rio Cávado

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Montalegre
5470, Montalegre

Montalegre

A river that has its spring on the Larouco hill, at an altirude of about 1520 metres. The river crosses Braga, Barcelos and has its mouth by Esposende. It is 135 kilometres long.

Rio Beça

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EN 103
5470, Cervos

Montalegre

A river that is born on the Barroso mountain, near Sarraquinhos, in the parish of Montalegre. It flows to the left bank of the Tâmega river, near Cabeceiras de Basto. The Covas river flows to it.

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