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Really hard to navigate this park. trails are marked but had no map and wanted to go to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fantastic hikes!

Do not miss this national park. The scenery is spectacular! Very interesting to walk under the wind... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kelly a
Melbourne, Australia
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Ermelo, Mondim de Basto, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really hard to navigate this park. trails are marked but had no map and wanted to go to the cascade at the Fisgas de Ermelo area but never found it. We did happen upon a wonderful herd of goats with dogs and one of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this national park. The scenery is spectacular! Very interesting to walk under the wind turbines

Thank kelly a
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The Parque Natural do Alvão (Alvão Natural Park) is a small protected area (72 sq km), located due east from Porto, between Mondim de Basto and Vila Real. The altitude in the park reaches 1339 metres, providing some marvellous panoramic views of the surrounding area....More

1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This natural park is quite high so the scenery is stark and moorland but has a real beauty.. and novelty. The waterfall of Fisgas da Ermelo is presented as being very high but that is misleading as it is a series of cascades. Significant effort...More

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Still nice to know that there are places like this in in Portugal! Beautiful place where you can be one with the nature

Thank Filipe S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth grabbing a picnic and setting out early to do the well marked circuit including waterfalls and river swimming. We of course were far too late and drove up to the viewpoint where numerous selfies "hanging " from rocky outcrops were taken. You get...More

1  Thank CurlyMikeN
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Portugal's "Natural Parks" are most like the national parks in the U.S. The Alvao to our mind is much nicer and more "natural" than Portugal's sole national park, the Peneda-Geres. The views here are incredible. At the main viewpoint of the huge and distant Fisgas...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

These waterfalls are very impressive: do look at them from the viewpoint and then drive up to get above them and walk to them by the path that says "0.6 km"

1  Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This Park is such a surprisingly well preserved place. It has one of the richest variety of trees and colours in the area, incredible precipitous rocky valleys and of course, an unmissable water fall.

Thank MassageBlast
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this area for 10 days. Loved the views, small water area's, waterfall and the vegitation. Great for mountainbiking (for experienced only), hiking and exploring by car.

Thank Gisella44
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