Cavado river and Peneda-Geres National Park

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The Minho

The Minho delivers world-class natural beauty with a knowing smile. Here are lush river valleys, sparkling beaches and granite peaks patrolled by locals – who, whether they are charging into 2m waves along the Costa Verde or shepherding their flock into high mountain meadows, seem particularly in tune with their homeland. This is, after all, the birthplace of the Portuguese kingdom, and it would be hard to find better-preserved landmarks than those lit up and on display in the Minho’s gorgeous old cities.


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A man on a zip line at Pena Aventura, far above treetops with hills beyond; he is facing the camera with arms outstretched.


Why adventure lovers should head to northern Portugal

Jul 9, 2019 • 6 min read

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The Minho and beyond