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Península de Tróia

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Tróia
7570, Tróia

Grândola

It is its privileged localization, south from Setúbal and between the Sado estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, that makes the Tróia Peninsula a natural paradise. In Tróia you will find countless beaches of white sand and a natural reserve with beautiful sights of the Arrábida Mountain. It is also possible to watch the colony of roazes-corvineiros (a dolphin species) that inhabit the estuary waters.

Reserva Natural Local do Estuário do Douro

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Rua do Cabedelo
4400, Canidelo

Vila Nova de Gaia

A local natural reservation that includes the area and the Cabedelo beach and ends by the road and the bicycle tracks. It is the first local natural reservation in th country.

Grutas de Alvados

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Grutas de Alvados
2480, Alvados

Porto de Mós

Discovered in 1964, they are located on the Minde hill, in an area where these formations abound. They are configured like a gallery/room/well. A special note to the stalactites, stalagmites and illumnitaed lakes in the interconnected rooms.

Grutas de Mira d'Aire

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Grutas de Mira d'Aire
2485, Mira de Aire

Porto de Mós

Discovered in 1947, these are the largest caves in Portugal. They are configured like a gallery/room/well and their formation is due to erosion and to tectonic changes. There are subterranean lakes and rooms with lovely calcareous formations. There are two elevators and a depth of 110 metres. Here one finds the Grande Lagoa (Large Lagoon), formed by the Rio Negro (Black River), a subterranean water course that, in the winter, forms the Mira de Aire Lagoon.

Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês

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Lugar do Castelo
4980-451, Lindoso

Ponte da Barca

It covers a total of 22 parishes, distributed by the counties of Arcos de Valdevez, Melgaço, Montalegre, Ponte da Barca and Terras de Bouro. National Park and Protected Area since 1971, extends from the plateau of the Castro Laboreiro to the one of Mourela, with a vast fauna and flora, being a favorite stage for outdoor activities. Usually accessible by car, it is known for the rugged relief and steep slopes, being a mainly granite region. You can take several routes, on foot or by car, and enjoy the scenery that offers a true journey through nature, past and adventure.

Percurso Pedestre dos Moinhos de Parada

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Parada
4980, Lindoso

Ponte da Barca

A small pedestrian trail at the Lindodo parish, in the village of Parada. The trail crosses lush vegetation areas, old abandoned mills and wonderful hillside by the Lima river. A special note to the natural pool known as Poço da Gola, a unique, edenic place.

Percurso Pedestre da Fonte Benémola

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EN 524
8100, Querença

Loulé

Pedestrian walk in perfect touch with nature.

Parque Natural do Sítio das Fontes

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Parque Natural do Sítio das Fontes
8400, Estômbar

Lagoa

A place of rare beauty along the left bank of the Arade river. The park occupies 18 hectares, with several environments: the "sapal", the bog, the woods, a lagoon, farmlands and water courses. Nearby there are vestiges of human activities, namely two watermills. There is a reception building, the guard's house, wc, an outdoors amphitheatre, a picnic area, a fitness circuit and a quay that were recovered together with the mills.

Grutas de Ibne-Ammar

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Grutas de Ibne-Ammar
8400, Mexilhoeira da Carregação

Lagoa

This set of two caves is located on the left bank of the Arade river estuary. The biggest of them is 100 metres long and the smallest only a few tens of metres. It is a place where archaeological vestiges of the copper and bronze ages have been found. The largest cave is visited by many tourists. It has large, tall rooms, up to six metres, and a shallow lake.

Reserva Florestal Natural Parcial do Vulcão dos Capelinhos

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Capelinhos
9900-304, Horta

Horta

This space is of great geological significance, in addition to the interest for being breeding grounds for some colonies of seabirds.

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