Parque Natural do Alvao, Mondim de Basto

#4 of 11 in Outdoors in Vila Real District
The Alvão Natural Park is a protected area located in the municipalities of Mondim de Basto and Vila Real, in northern Portugal. It was created in 1983 and extends through 70 km² of mountainous land. Alvão Natural Park is the smallest national park in Portugal with a population of less than 700.
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  • August 18, 2017
    I didn't do the whole route, but I saw water after 1.5 km. Seriously, don't water the water that supposedly is clear as on the beaches ... Take water to drink on the way. It's hard to cabritar but after being with them from sauce "pays off.
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  • July 29, 2017
    The route begins in the Church of Ermelo, it is not easy to park the car, because the roads are narrow. Recommend this route in heat, lead shorts (to swim). First kilometers 5 km must be traversed by the fresh, are always rising. Breathtaking landscapes, the rockets also help! Always with the fingers crossed of Ermelo. In the top Piocas, ponds with possibility of some nice dives and place to have a picnic. Anyway, always along the banks of rio Olo, we can have coffee or a drink in the Cafe at Varzigueto. After this locality the course is downhill, one more dip in the low Piocas. Finally we come to Ermelo, recommend Cafe restaurant Sabores do Alvão, in my case a homemade sausage sandwiches, excellent.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Fantastic Park to visit, with lots of places worthy of a good picture. Recommend to fans of nature
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  • Beautiful and empty park. A true gem in western Europe. The park is small and has a limited number of trails, but is well worth a visit.
  • Soooo quiet and peacefully
  • One of the most amazing parks in whole Portugal. A must to visit for nature and hicking lovers.
  • It is a beautiful park. Take some hiding shoes and a guide or the paths will be surprising.
  • Always beautiful either on summer or winter

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