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actividades de natureza acessíveis via A32, A41 e A43

Nature

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Using A41
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THE GARDENS OF EUROPARQUE

From an exceptional and unique natural surroundings, EUROPARQUE enjoys a unique location with its limits, a small watercourse that crosses the City of Events south and accompanies an artificial lake in close proximity.

 

This whole area has an environment of fauna and flora, native and exotic, in a mixture of pleasantness for a family walk, sports practices or simple moments of leisure, as a true city park that serves the entire region, only 3km from the Atlantic Ocean.

Further information here.

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GIANT MARMITAS

If you travel by the A41 you will save time and can still appreciate, and visit, monuments from Portugal's history.

In the municipality of Paredes, you can find the Marmitas de Gigante.  The Marmitas are circular or elliptical depressions excavated in the rock that result from erosion caused by rotatory movements of sand and pebbles and can be found in the town of Aguiar de Sousa.

On the banks and bed of the Sousa and Ferreira rivers there are several Giant Marmitas. 

Further information here.

AROUCA GEOPARK

When traveling on the A41 you will find, on your route, the municipality of Arouca and the Arouca Geopark. 

 

Inaugurated in April 2009, it has an area of 328 Km2, being surrounded by the Freita, Montemuro and Arada Mountains and by several rivers. In the rapids of the Paiva River, are some of the best places in Portugal for rafting and kayak-rafting. You can also find several sites of geological interest, such as the Castanheira Boulders, the Giant Trilobites of Canelas and the Paiva Valley Icnofossils.

Here are also located the Arouca Hanging Bridge and the famous Paiva Footbridges.

Further information here.

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FLUVIAL BEACH
OF ZEBREIROS

The Fluvial Beach of Zebreiros, located in the municipality of Gondomar, is located on the banks of the Douro River and has several infrastructures that support the beach and an extensive sandy beach by the river bank.

Upon arriving at this beach you come to a car park, a beach bar with terrace, bathrooms, showers, a delimited area for baths with guard of rescue swimmers located near the first aid station, a pedestrian area, access ramp for people with reduced mobility or strollers and a storage area for the separation of waste.

It is quite fun for the little ones because the area delimited for baths has a very clear water and sometimes some waves appear from boats that go up the Douro.

Further information here.

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