05 May Ecotourism arrives to the territory of the EGTC Rio Minho with the help of ‘Vive o rio Minho’
Hiking trails, kayaking and guided tours are some of the activities that can be enjoyed
Registrations will open on the Monday before the celebration of each of the activities
The territory of the EGTC Rio Minho will be setting for many of the ecotourism activities ‘Vive o Rio Minho’, a program launched to promote and promote the cross-border territory of the Minho as a nature destination. From hiking routes to kayaking, through guided tours or rafting, these free proposals will have a maximum of 60 places and will be open to all audiences.
Registrations for each of the activities will be opened on the Mondays before the celebration of each of the proposals and will be filled in strict order of arrival. On the registration website, interested people will find information on each of the routes, timetables and recommendations so that participants can enjoy the activity to the fullest.
The first activity in the territory of the EGTC Rio Minho will be next Sunday, May 14, in Tomiño and O Rosal, with a proposed hiking route along the Senda dos Pescadores and then the reverse route in a kayak along the river. Both routes will be guided and interpreted, running through a natural and cultural landscape of great beauty. The activity will take up the entire day, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration will open on May 8 for people older than 8 years who know swim.
On Saturday, May 20, the activity will take place between Melgaço and Arbo and will include a guided visit to the town of Melgaço and the Solar do Alvarinho in Portugal, and then go to the Arab Wine and Lamprey Museum in Arbo. In the afternoon there will be rafting in the Arbo area. The route will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p. m. for people over 12 years of age who know swim.
On Saturday, May 27, it will be time to visit Monçao and Salvaterra do Miño with a route through the Longos Vales area from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in which you will visit Salvaterra and the Wine Science Museum with a tasting.
On Saturday, June 3, the visit will be to A Guarda and Oia to do the route of the cetáreas and the Camino de Santiago by the Coast, visiting the Museum of the Sea, a winery in the area with tasting, the monastery of Santa María de Oia and a route of hiking that will end at the Pedreira petroglyphs and then have dinner at sunset in the area and carry out an astronomical observation activity. The activity will start at 10:00 and end at 00:00.
On Sunday, June 4, the last day will be held in Caminha, where there will be a guided tour of the village, a circular hiking route of 6 kilometers around Moledo beach to end with a visit to Forte da Ínsua, right at the mouth of the Minho, where you will reach by boat.
The ‘Vive o Rio Minho’ program is carried out within the project of the same name, co-financed with FEDER funds through the ‘Interreg V-A POCTEP 2014-2020’ program, as it was already done in its previous edition held in 2020, when, despite being in the middle of the pandemic, it had been a success of participation, selling out all the available places in just minutes.