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Arouca Geopark

Arouca 4540, Portugal
+351 256 940 254
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“nature lovers” (2 reviews)
“the river” (3 reviews)
“photographs” (2 reviews)
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Arouca 4540, Portugal
+351 256 940 254
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great day out for nature lovers. 8km walk - hike, on man made trails following the river. Lots of parts are under shade, but a hat is recommended on hotter summer days.

1  Thank Kisgyopar
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

So awfull to see what the fires have done to the area. Only a third of the stairs are still able to be climbed. Would have loved to see the forrest with all threes instead of a terrible dark hillside. Destroyed 😢😡🍀

Thank Fam B
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This trip was the highlight of our visit.We drove from arouca village,there are signs to all trails.The road is narrow sometimes, and you should choose parking well. At first we walked up endless wooden stairs to photograph the amazing canyon and lively acricultural fields on...More

2  Thank jasmingg
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Have a ride to the top of the radar, go see the "parideiras" and "boroas"stones and the huge Frecha da Mizarela. But you have more than 40 geopoints to see... And especially if you go in the spring the countriside is amazing, yellow and purple.

Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Impressive experience all the way. Fantastic mountains and river flow with beutifull waterfalls. A Must visit at the North Portugal for the nature lovers.

Thank LMMMendes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

A Landscape with trail paths, small rivers, small animals, good place for photography, small museums and attractions... do it!

2  Thank Sergio A
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This was such an amazing 8 k walk. You can do the walk both ways if you like. We only had time to do the walk one way. The best part was swimming in the river half way. Great way to experience nature and have...More

Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Really didn't expect it to be so nice. We did some great activities (canyoning and rafting) with "clube do paiva" (tip!) and a really great walk on mount montemuro, from rocks to forests and authentic old villages. We definitely have to come here again some...More

Thank Marcel v
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful area. Fascinating geological artifacts. Go and see Rita in the Geopark info office in the middle of town.

Thank MilesSnowdon
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Starting in Arouca at the Information Centre you will find a range of high quality background to the Geopark. The centre itself is superb. Some of the signage for driving is a little wayward but it's well worth the effort to reach the plateau and...More

1  Thank ja5al1n
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12 May 2016|
Response from marlenejuliana_84 |
É seguro mas talvez seja muito cansativo.
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30 March 2015|
Response from marlenejuliana_84 |
The answer is very delayed but I hope that will be usefull the same way. There's a lot of places for a pleasant pic-nic with tables and WC.
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