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From Porto: Guided Hike to Gerês Park

1. From Porto: Guided Hike to Gerês Park

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG) is a protected area in the far north of Portugal. It develops between the regions of Minho, Trás-os-Montes and Galicia (Spain), and affects the territory of Terras do Bouro, Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca and Montalegre. This huge green area of around 70,000ha, where 240 species of vertebrate fauna and 1100 of flora cohabit, together with the Spanish park Baixa-Limia, forms the cross-border park Gerês-Xures. The diversity of the biosphere is distinguished/preserved by UNESCO (2009) as a world reserve. The PNPG is subdivided into 4 mountain ranges - Peneda, Amarela, Soajo and Gerês, and is cut by two large rivers - Lima and Cávado, in addition to the numerous tributaries with their source in the mountain itself. There are more than 500 sites of historical and archaeological interest in the park, with special emphasis on the Roman Geira and milestones - the ancient path that led legionnaires between Bracara Augusta and Astorica Augusta. From untouched nature, to hidden waterfalls that guide us to beautiful lakes, the PNPG offers the most impressive landscapes in the region, and certainly the most immersive experience in the north of the country! On our tour, we will discover small wonders on easy hikes, see secret waterfalls, bathe in crystalline waters and even get to know the territory of the Iberian Wolf. Come and discover this paradise!

Sunset in schooner sailing Arousa ria

2. Sunset in schooner sailing Arousa ria

On board this schooner built in 1912, perfectly restored for your enjoyment and very comfortable, we will navigate the Arousa estuary. Xoán, your skipper will make everything easier for you so that you have an unforgettable journey. We will leave the Rianxo nautical port towards the tip of the Castros de Neixón. From the sea you can perfectly appreciate the richness and archaeological importance of this enclave. From there we will continue our journey towards the tip of El Capitan, from where we will see some clam and an old Pazo. After a brief explanation about this environment, we will continue sailing to surround the coastline of the main beaches of Rianxo, such as the beaches of Tanxil and Porrón. You will forever remember this sunset on a schooner along the Arousa estuary.

O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

3. O Grove: Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum Tickets

Dive into the world of aquaculture with this skip-the-line ticket to the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine Center Museum in O Grove. Experience interactive exhibits where you can hear what different underwater species sound like and view octopuses and turbot fish.  Learn about the main operations of the Nueva Pescanova Biomarine center. Board modern vessels to learn about the fishing, farming, processing, and marketing of seafood products. Find out how they guarantee sustainability on their vessels. Uncover the importance of marine ecosystems for life on earth and hear about the problems that the seas and oceans face in the future. See a self-contained and self-sufficient ecosystem invented by NASA. Walk thorugh the "Farming the Sea" exhibit to learn about the benefits of aquaculture and how to ensure a responsible and sustainable aquaculture practice. Step back in time as you find out the main milestones of more than 5,000 years of aquaculture history. Admire graphic murals that mix illustration with animation or an interactive aquarium that provides information on 580 farmed species. This interactive system even allows you to launch the fish into the water from the control station. Visit an underwater laboratory and be introduced to the different technologies used in aquaculture like hydrophones and aquatic drones. Select marine species that you want listen to. See how oxygen, temperature, and the PH balance of the water can be measured using different sensors. Answer your burning aquaculture questions as you find out how Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are used in aquaculture to ensure animal welfare. Enjoy a 360º virtual reality experience and head to the research center to see octopuses and turbot swim. Finally, delve into the health benefits of seafood consumption in an interactive way.

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