Serra D’ Arga

Situada no distrito de Viana do Castelo, próxima do mar, delimitada pelo rio Coura e pelo rio Lima, a Serra D' Arga é um maciço granítico com uma altitude máxima de 825 m (Alto do Espinheiro, Montaria). 

Nesta serra encontram-se sete aldeias rurais (Montaria, Dem, Arga de S. João, Arga de Baixo, Arga de Cima, Covas e Cerquido). Estas aldeias preservam ainda hoje a arquitetura tradicional e os usos e costumes de outrora. Por exemplo, os moinhos de água e a tradição da broa de milho. As aldeias da Serra D'Arga encontram-se agregadas aos concelhos de Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Vila Nova de Cerveira e Caminha.

Conheça este paraíso natural...

A Serra D'Arga possui uma área total de 4 493 hectares e é considerada um dos mais interessantes espaços naturais em Portugal Continental. A Serra D´Arga alberga um elevado conjunto de espécies de fauna, flora e habitats naturais de elevado valor, o que permitiu a sua integração e classificação na rede ecológica europeia, como Rede Natura 2000.

"O lobo Ibérico e os cavalos selvagens coabitam na Serra D´Arga"

Ao caminhar pela Serra D'Arga poderá avistar os Garranos, uma espécie de cavalos selvagens que habitam em grande número na Serra D´Arga e no Parque Nacional da Peneda - Gerês, contactar com rebanhos e pastores, bem como encontrar vestígios da presença do lobo Ibérico.

A Serra D´Arga é ainda famosa pelas cascatas e lagoas naturais.

"The walks showed us fabulous views and glimpses of a lifestyle in tune with nature which has gone from the UK.The wildlife, both plant and animal, is rich and varied and the topography and geology fascinating". A must do experience for everyone interested in walking and or wildlife.
Elaine J. - Port talbot
"I traveled at the end of April with my sister on the 7 day walk in Northern Portugal. We enjoyed stunning scenery, quaint Portuguese villages, Atlantic coastline and historic towns. I would highly recommend this walking tour to others. It was a very enjoyable week!"
Joanna - Canada
We spent 2 days donkey trekking... We were well looked after and supplied with everything we needed. The kids loved taking it in turns to ride the donkeys. The accommodation was amazing and nothing like we expected. I would highly recommend anyone with young family’s to do this as it will give your kids (and you) an experience they will never forget. Amazing!
Kelly - UK
"This company is doing wonderful stuff both in showing what life and the countryside is like in Minho, working to maintain some of the basic structures and skills of country life, and in giving a wonderfully gentle and careful experience to people like us."
John N. - United Kingdom
"De hele uitstap duurt 4 uur, maar echt wandelen doe je ongeveer een uur. De rest mag je in heerlijke rotsmeertjes met watervallen zwemmen. Commentaar van mijn dochter van 10: dit was de leukste wandeling OOIT!"
Koen B - Netherlands
"We really enjoyed our half day watermill tour with Augustihno. He was very informative and passionate about preserving the history of life in Montaria. Walking through the rural villages gives an amazing appreciation for history and culture of northern Portugal. And the picnic lunch was an excellent finale to the trip giving us a sample of local delicacies".
Barbara D - Canada