Cávado Valley
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A stage where nature is practically intact and baptized with various refreshing watercourses that support the Cávado and Homem Rivers, the Gerês Mountain is populated by ancient oak-trees, and in some corners it is still possible to catch a glimpse of wild horses, boars, wolves or deer, badgers, otters, martens, polecats, roebucks and the famous, but rare, royal eagle or grey-partridge. Inhabited since the Neolithic period, Gerês still preserves some traces of roman occupation, such as the roman military road that crosses the mountain and that in ancient times connected Bracara Augusta to Astorga, and where it is still possible to observe various milestones that date back to the years 79 and 353 A.D. A giant amphitheatre of nature that today serves other purposes – those of adventure tourism. A privileged contact with the environment, through walks, hikes and horseback rides, as well the practice of radical sports, are attracting more and more followers.
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