Best natural parks in Porto and the North, Portugal

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Explore the most popular natural parks in Porto and the North with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trails in Porto and the North, Portugal
Best natural parks (5)
#1 - Parque Natural do Alvão
Porto and the North, Portugal
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The Alvão Natural Park (PNAl) is located in the transition zone between Minho and Trás-os-Montes in territories belonging to the municipalities of Mondim de Basto and Vila Real. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as wildlife viewing, admiring the dramatic waterfalls of Fisgas de Ermelo, and if you still have energy, rafting down the various watercourses. This park has a variety of flora and fauna, thanks to its position in a transition zone between the wet coast and the dry interior.Show more
#2 - Montesinho Natural Park
Porto and the North, Portugal
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Looking for a great trail in Montesinho Natural Park, Porto and the North? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Montesinho Natural Park ranging from 3.5 to 12.6 miles and from 2,280 to 4,189 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!Show more
#3 - Parque Natural do Litoral Norte
Porto and the North, Portugal
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Explore the most popular trails in Parque Natural do Litoral Norte with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.Show more
#4 - Parque Natural Regional do Vale do Tua
Porto and the North, Portugal
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The Vale do Tua Regional Natural Park is located in Baixo Tua, between the districts of Vila Real and Bragança, and integrates the municipalities of Alijó, Murça (right bank of the river Tua), Vila Flor, Carrazeda de Ansiães (left bank of the river Yours) and Mirandela. Visitors can enjoy a great diversity of choice, in terms of gastronomy, wines and handicrafts, geology and hydrogeology, micro-reserves, and flora and agrosystems.Show more
#5 - Parque Natural do Douro Internacional
Porto and the North, Portugal
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The Douro Internacional Natural Park is located in the municipalities of Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro, Freixo de Espada à Cinta and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, covering an extensive area along the Douro River, where it functions as the border between Portugal and Spain. The park is a historical and cultural heritage site and visitors can appreciate the preserved architecture and rock engravings and castros to testimonies of the Roman occupation. The park offers hiking trails and incredible views of the Águeda River.Show more