Arouca Geopark, Arouca

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  • Charm is the word that best defines the visit to Arouca Geopark. Realized the itinerary "Freita: the enchanted saw" Significant route. Guided through the Route of geossítios, the path gets even more interesting. In addition to beautiful and enchanting landscapes, it is worth noting that the path is well signposted and the guide very well elaborated and printed on excellent quality material, presents the guidelines simply and directly, in addition to details of each one of the points ( geosites). The route features beautiful viewpoints, in addition to the known parideiras stones. SUPER recommend!
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  • The geoparque is nice to walk around, do trecking. Amazing contact with nature, beautiful views and lanscapes, waterfalls, cows, rivers,...  more »
  • It is no coincidence that the UNESCO recognized this park as geological heritage of mankind. The Park uses about 300 square kilometres and identifies about of 40 geo-sítios i.e. high geological interest sites. Of these geo-sítios, evidencio the parideiras and the trilobites stones from the quarry of Canelas, although there are others of very much interest that, for example, can find when we ran the famous Bridges of P, in the parishes of Alvarenga and Canelas Espiunca. Frecha da Mizarela too. It is true that the State of certain roads in the Park are not appealing, but worth having patience, walk a little slower and appreciate what this magnificent park has to show. As a geopark, this park just no comparison with the Naturtejo, also recognized by Unesco. So, the visit and win appetite for famous veal roast or steak such as arouquesa Alvarenga. Good visit.
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  • A lot of amazings spots, wild nature, great place to practice hiking, biking, camping, water sports and many other activities. Wonderful place to be.
  • There are montains a convent it is a nive and calm place the persons have time to speak and made the Passadiços of a natural river Paiva.
  • A fantastic geopark within easy reach from Porto. There are about 14 hiking trails and they take you through some beautiful landscapes Probably the highlight from a geological point of view are the 'stones that give birth', the rare phenomenon where nodules grow out of the stone and drop off.
  • Stunning landscape.
  • If you want to see Nature in a raw state, this is the place

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