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The submarine Valley known as Cannon or Cana da Nazaré is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Cutting the continental shelf with a direction of EW, sensibly, extends for more than 170 km in length and reaches a depth of more than 5000 meters in the abyssal plain where this Cannon empties. This spectacular geomorphological, tectonic origin accident related to the failure of Nazareth-Pombal, begins to set around 500 yards from the shore. This underwater Canyon causes large changes in the coastal sedimentary transit level, since this is an authentic Valley sinkhole for sediments …
Serra de Monsanto
The serra integrates the Forestall park of Monsanto, with an area of 50 ha. It stretches from the Monsanto Serra, from the Alto da Serafina to the Mata de São Domingos de Benfica, going through the Marqueses de Fronteira farm and the Campo de Tiro a Chumbo. The park has varied trees with species introduced here as a necessity to reforest the serra and that gave origin to interesting ecosystems. It offers the playground of Alvito, Parque Recreativo do Alto da Serafina e Parque Ecológico with a centre of interpretation, an auditorium, exhibition area, resources centre, multimedia, shop and bar. …
Estrada do Alvito
Alameda Keil do Amaral is one of the many attractions of the extensive Monsanto Forest Park. Access to Alameda is next to the access roundabout to Montes Claros. Alameda Keil do Amaral offers a track for running, walking or cycling. It also has an amphitheater overlooking the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge. It also has a maintenance circuit, Extreme Park and basketball area, picnic park, Dog Park, Kiosk and public toilet.
Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa
This is, perhaps, the most nostalgic area of the city. It is the Lisbon of the Tejo and the genuine people. On this tour, two districts are travelled over: The Prazeres and the Santo Amaro. Take delight in the river and the docks. Venture through the popular quarters like Madragoa, Calvário, Livramento or Sacramento. It is also a fun and leisure area, with warehouses transformed into bars and diverse entertaining activities. Further to the interior, grub up the valley of Alcântara by snaky mountain tracks.
A wide park with plenty of trees on the river's bank. It has tables and benches for picnics, as well as a lovely river beach.
A unique phenomenon in Portugal, quite rare in the world, that consists of rocks that grow and set free from the "mother-rock", hence the name of "pedras parideiras".
Rua Abel Botelho, 4
The Arouca Geopark covers the administrative area of Arouca municipality, which has been stated by his exceptionally located geological heritage of international relevance recognized by European and Global Network of Geoparks of UNESCO since April 2009. The valuable and unique geological heritage inventoried covers a total of 41geossítios especially the famous Parideiras Stones in the village of Castanheira (Serra da Freita) and the Trilobites Canelas giants.
Passadiços do Paiva
Pedestrian walk on the bank of the river Paiva. You can start the course in Espiunca or Areinho. The route comprises a distance of 8 kilometers. At certain times of the year, it is also possible to participate in radical activities.
With around 75,000 hectares, it is one of the largest protected natural areas in Portugal and a must-see for anyone arriving in this region where nature has been very generous. The Serra de Montesinho is characterized by its rounded hills and the valleys the Sabor, Maçãs and Baceiro Rivers. The fauna is varied and rich, with emphasis on the presence of wolves, deer, roe deer, nesting birds, amphibians and reptiles. There are signposted walking paths that are a great way to get in touch with the vast biodiversity.
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.