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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.
Rua do Cabedelo
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
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
2485, Mira de Aire
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.
Lugar do Castelo
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.
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.
Pedestrian walk in perfect touch with nature.
Parque Natural do Sítio das Fontes
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
8400, Mexilhoeira da Carregação
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.
This space is of great geological significance, in addition to the interest for being breeding grounds for some colonies of seabirds.