gerês afife serra d'arga pesca lampreia lagoas
         
One of the greatest attractions of the Alto Minho is the Peneda-Gerês National Park. 72 000 hectares that comprehend land of Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Terras do Bouro and Montalegre. Minho`s Atlantic Coast has excellent beaches. Clean sand, unpolluted water, few persons, good temperature, lifeguard, bar and surf school. The sight of the pedestrians courses of Serra d`Arga is unique:
cultivated hillsides, houses in schist and granite, old shepherds or Santiago's pilgrims courses, animals and natural water-springs.
It is very pleasant to take a walk, to practise nautical sports, to have a sunbath or to participate in lampern fishing along the River Lima and River Coura. Inward of the mountains landscapes there are hidden paradises, possible to find with the aid of the local inhabitants. Manor houses or monuments, old churches or even natural water lagoons.