The northern region of Portugal surprises by the beautiful landscapes, mountain, plateaus, valleys and a rich fauna and flora. These regions offer all who visit the healthy experience of engaging with nature and enjoying idyllic environments characterized by the diversity of natural resources and protected natural areas such as the National Park of Peneda Gerês.
Situated in the upper northwest of Portugal, on the border with Spain, Peneda Gerês Park is a place of traditions and customs where one lives mainly from agriculture, grazing and livestock.
In the Northeast Trás-Os Montes, Montesinho Natural Park is also one of the largest protected areas in Portugal, making it perfect to enjoy nature and rural life that integrates harmoniously into landscape itself. Heading south, you can browse the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy the river, its history and heritage architecturally, taste the characteristic Port wine and recharge your batteries in its hotels, inns or rural housing units. The Natural International Douro Park is also an area rich in its traditions and ethnological and its landscape marked by vineyards and olive groves. Discover the charms of the nature of these sites and surrender to the pleasure of rural tourism, photography tourism, bird watching and the practice of outdoor sports.