Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês in detail


Tourist Information

An EU-assisted consultancy, ADERE Peneda-Gerês, which was formed to spur ecotourism in the region, is the best resource for the park. Materials available include pamphlets on the park’s natural, architectural and human landscapes, as well as on village-to-village walks using marked trails. There’s also a booklet on accommodation.

The park has five information gateways, each created to welcome visitors in the five municipalities of the park, with a thematic display about an aspect of the park and maps to take away. Lindoso is the gateway for the Ponte da Barca municipality. Campo do Gerês represents the Terras de Bouro municipality. Lamas de Mouro, on the way to Castro Laboreiro, has info for Melgaço municipality. Another info point is at Mezio, 13km from Arcos de Valdevez. Lastly, the gateway for the eastern part of the park is at Montalegre.