NATURAL LIFE

On the slopes connecting the peak of the Marão mountain to the river Douro, marked by “mightily dug” valleys with winding water courses, such as those of the Ovil, Valadares, Zêzere and Teixeira, lies one of the greenest counties of the region….



The Reixela forest is seen as the most important area of native forest in the region by the specialists and one of the most important ones of the entire Douro Litoral province. This forest shows the dynamic nature of the vegetation and...

O rio Teixeira apresenta um grau de conservação e valor ecológico superior aos restantes rios do concelho de Baião. Deslizando suavemente por entre encostas declivosas, o rio Teixeira é acompanhado nas suas margens por tufos de...

The river Ovil is an important tourist attraction due to the purity of its waters, its clean beaches and the diversity and quantity of species in its waters. With its rural demeanour, it is an ecologically privileged river with mild...

The river ran slowly, as if slumbered by the heavy tranquillity of May, embracing, without making the slightest noise, a large sparkling stone islet. Behind, the mountains grew in small humps, tucked into a folded sling, a light town,...

From an administration point of view, Serra do Marão iss plit into the municipalities of Amarante, Baião, Mesão Frio, Régua, Santa Marta de Penaguião and Vila Real. Its considerable length of 20 km allows for a high diversity of...

Today, Serra da Aboboreira is made up of the administrative territory of three municipalities:Amarante, Baião and Marco de Canaveses. Its elevations are, in general, above 700 metres, with a temperate cold zone and a continuous geology...