Freixo de espada a cinta miradouros - inglês - by Elodie and Ana Rita

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Freixo de espada a cinta miradouros - inglês - by Elodie and Ana Rita

  1. 1. Turismo
  2. 2. Ash de Espada à Cinta is located in Trás-os- Montes, in Parque Natural do Douro Internacional, and while it borders with neighboring Spain. The town of Ash press the beauty of its breathtaking horizons, and also a county of contrasts, where the rocks contrast with the Planalto. LOCATION
  3. 3. It's easy to get to Ash de Espada à Cinta. The existing road network Portuguese, shortened distances so that the village is not Manuelina nor far nor near. Is right there. Next to a paradise called Douro!
  4. 4. Viewpoints - Viewpoint of Alminhas - Penedo Durão's Viewpoint - Colado's Viewpoint - Viewpoint Carrascalinho - Viewpoint Cruzinha
  5. 5. (Road Candedo) The steep slopes of the Ribeira Monastery privileged form a balcony with views of the geological formation of the "syncline of Poiares," a valuable collection of geological heritage of the county. It is in this place of rare beauty that lies this attractive viewpoint, whose access is by foot or by car on the highway Candedo (+ / - 5 km.)
  6. 6. Uploaded on slopes of steep hills, this place is a paradise for any geologist since you can observe the geological profiles of these hills showing twists and turns as sound waves that travel through the rocks. Shales and quartzites are laminated, bent, strangled, aggressive and wild, but at the same time static, docile, tamed and absorbed, giving the visitor a scenario where suddenly feel overwhelmed by the spectacle of these geological disturbances, whose throats so deep and narrow, so grand and majestic make us feel how insignificant we are against the designs of mother nature, making this site one of the most interesting viewpoints of the county.
  7. 7. (Sierra de Poiares) It is the oldest tourist viewpoint of the county, rich with wonderful panoramic view points along the river Douro to Lagoaça heights, becoming an almost mandatory visit. The escarpment drops almost perpendicularly on the Douro, on precisely the point where it ends the navigability of the river, called the "Saltinho" in which lies the hydroelectric dam that Saucelle Penedo Durão in sight as well as if the observer were suspended in a cable.
  8. 8. This site collects is a magnificent view encompassing the plateau undefined vastness of Salamanca and Zamora, as well as the rock cuttings that extend to Barca de Alva, providing a suitable shelter for vast fields of olive trees, almond trees, orchards and vineyards. Below, at the base of the deep slope winds to EN 221 which connects to Ash Espada à Cinta Barca de Alva. Around the cyclopean fraguedos gravitate in its majestic serenity with soaring eagles, which here make their inaccessible hiding places of rest and procreation.
  9. 9. (Mazouco) On a terrace overlooking the village is located Mazouco this beautiful gazebo, a transition zone between the granitic terrain and steep ravines, where the Douro River over thousands of years has carved its bed tortuous, and the gentle slopes and schist, prime locations to produce the nectar of the Douro. Closer to the river one can see that orange and olive trees lose sight whereas in areas with greater slope and more difficult to access the executioners and junipers form leafy forests serving as refuge for foxes, boars and even more rarely to Roebuck. Hovering overhead, on high, can appreciate the hours of soaring vulture from Egypt and Griffin, while we try to guess their nesting places in virtually inaccessible cliffs overlooking the River. The Stork - Black, Eagle - real, Eagle sidewalk and Kite – Black also have a regular presence on this site.
  10. 10. This interesting viewpoint there is also the pretty village of Mazouco that as an important archaeological, historical and ethnographic deserves a careful visit....
  11. 11. (Oven) This site all nature wonder and delight us with a unique and unparalleled landscape. The space seems to remain a virgin and wild almost untouched by human hand is enjoying a magnificent view over a wide valley, whose slopes are covered with native vegetation still reflecting a freephone in the Douro and loaded, standing out among all the bushes lotus, which in these parts form the most extensive staining of the entire Iberian Peninsula. Involving the landscape around us we can still experience the river in the Spanish town of Mieza here almost at hand and an ultra defensive position lies the fort of Lagoaça, olive groves and orange trees distributed in terraced slopes, while glimpse at the large number of plain granite buildings known as "trolls" to save the goats.
  12. 12. It is not uncommon to glimpse the silhouette of this lofty vantage point of the Eagle real, the largest predator winged across Europe, which is only possible by the abundance and inaccessibility of the rocky outcrops of the Duero cliffs that give the species protection and tranquility necessary for the nesting period. The Britango is another bird of prey often observed between March and August because it is a migratory bird which travels to Africa during the winter months. This species of vulture is closely linked to grazing, since their feeding is supported mainly by dead animals, usually sheep and goats, who for one reason or another are abandoned by the shepherds in the fields.
  13. 13. (Lagoaça) This viewpoint, strategically located in front of the Castilian plateau which trumpets the village of Aldeadavilla that gives the name of the huge dam that was built here, has a landscape deeply transmontana. On a steep incline, the Douro valley presents its indomitable and cliffs which features the epic human labor Montes, were transformed into small gardens with olive, divided by terraces far reaches our eyes, conveying a sense of our respect for the contemplative nature.
  14. 14. Down below, at bottom, the once wild river Douro resembles a tranquil reflecting pool, turning gently to the south and reflecting the shadows of large soaring birds in this place have their habitats. This is the case of the Eagle - real, Stork - black, of the Egyptian vulture and especially Griffin, locally called abutardo, whose wingspan of 2.30 m is vigilant presence in the heavens and ravines of this whole thing Douro....
  15. 15. River beach - Congada
  16. 16. Located just minutes from the urban center, a Congo is an excellent place where you can enjoy pleasant moments of leisure. The beach of the river Congo was recently upgraded as part of a proposed reclassification. Result of these improvements, visitors and tourists has more and better support facilities and leisure activities, including a bar with a terrace suspended over the River Douro, a river pool and playground.  
  17. 17. For those who want to feed their taste for sport fishing, it is recommended that you remember the necessary paraphernalia, as bogas, scales, barbel and carp are some of the species which can be found along the lake caused by the huge dam Saucelle. Embedded in the terraced landscape, facing the river and river beach, are the House International Douro, 10 rustic houses, Bungalows T1, with capacity for 4 people. The resort also boasts a swimming pool, open only during the bathing season.
  18. 18. The tourist complex of Congo has also a river wharf from where every day, leaving for a dream trip by Arribas do Douro, a panoramic boat. The Company Congada border-La Barca, involving the City of Ash Espada à Cinta and Ayuntamento of Vilvestre, organizes trips in the Douro during the whole year.

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