Natural Park of Arrábida 2008-12-02 01:10
Today, the Estoril Portugal XPD Race was mainly going through the Natural Park of Arrábia, so we decided to give you a little bit more information about it. Hope you it will be helpfull for you.
Created on the 28th of July 1976, the Natural Park of Arrábida is responding to the need to preserve the flora and vegetation of the park which constitutes an heritage of great relevance worldwide. The park extends over an area 10,800 hectares, covering the districts of Setubal, Palmela and Sesimbra. Includes elevations as the Mountains of S. Luís, Gaiteiros, S. Francisco, Louro and Arrábida, culminating in a magnificent landscape of paradisiacal beaches.
The Natural Park of Arrábida has the highest cliffs of Europe’s mainland, and its vegetation is a good example of what would have been the original vegetation of this area, the Carrascal. Besides this attractive, as already mentioned, the Serra da Arrabida has some of the most beautiful beaches of our country. The Portinho Arrábida is a good example of a magnificent beach, with has a water so blue that allows viewing the sea life. The transparency of these waters allows us to forget the pollution in the world.
Arrábida sit in a quiet apaziguante. The green of the trees blend with the blue sea and these two elements can see a fascinating mixture of colors.
There is a special mystique that we do when we are in this park, and eyes seem unable to process all the beauty that lie ahead. There is something in Arrábida that makes us love, that touches the soul in and forces us to come back again and again.
As a proof of adventure in this park the presence of man does not change the flora and fauna, but recover it, drawing attention to the need for its preservation. In Arrábida man and nature live in perfect harmony, there is a clear revival of rural areas and traditional activities, where the cheese of Azeitão and table wine are showing a perfect integration in the middle.
The Serra da Arrabida seems withdrawal of a fairy tale, a place like few today.
Hopefully, our athletes appreciated the inside of these magnificent mountains that Portugal has to make.
2008-12-04 18:00: The Race to the Finish
2008-12-04 15:46: OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES are the winners of Estoril Portugal XPD Race 2008
2008-12-04 11:32: Team 32 - Navigator Suunto first team to arrive
2008-12-04 08:55: TZ12
2008-12-03 22:39: All teams arrive at AA3
2008-12-03 17:20: Latest News
2008-12-03 14:00: Outdoor Experiences Get Their Timing and Tactics Right
2008-12-03 12:00: The Concertina Race
2008-12-03 10:00: Outdoor Experiences has a change to lead the race
2008-12-03 08:45: Leading teams might loose the first places
2008-12-03 00:21: Results updated after the completion of Stage 2 by all teams
2008-12-03 00:00: Into the Estuary
2008-12-02 23:22: All the teams arrive from the Stage 2
2008-12-02 19:00: Classification at AA2
2008-12-02 18:06: Teams position
2008-12-02 17:13: 3td Section
2008-12-02 14:27: Team Finland arrive
2008-12-02 14:24: Team Croatia and Malheur
2008-12-02 12:46: More three teams have arrived
2008-12-02 12:43: Outdoor Experiences arrive to AA2
2008-12-02 09:12: 4 teams in the trekking at 09:38
2008-12-02 08:57: Team Finland is the leader
2008-12-02 08:56: Third stage
2008-12-01 21:03: Kayak section have many surprises
2008-12-01 11:56: Last teams in Assistance Area 1
2008-12-01 11:39: First two teams in Zone Transition 5
2008-12-01 09:20: Messages to the TEAMS
2008-12-01 05:47: 2nd section have started
2008-12-01 05:29: Injured Athlete in Sleepmonsters-Inov8
2008-12-01 02:52: Only 13 teams have arrived at 5am
2008-12-01 02:35: 2nd Stage Startoff
2008-12-01 02:10: Team Finland is the leader
2008-11-30 09:48: Teams warm up for the departure at the gardens of Casino Estoril
2008-11-30 00:00: An Organisational Everest
2008-11-29 12:00: Conference in the Crypt and Web TV
2008-11-25 17:44: XPD08: Altimetry graphics available
2008-11-24 17:58: Estoril Portugal XPD Race 08 Race Rules available
2008-11-22 01:04: New Estoril Portugal XPD Partnerships
2008-10-04 12:13: Provisional Mandatory and Recommended Equipments
2008-10-03 23:24: Provisional Race Scheme 2008
2008-10-03 23:17: Estoril Portugal XPD 08 revealed ?!!!
2008-09-15 17:36: Tips for preparing for the 2008 XPD???
2008-05-10 15:55: First promotional video of Estoril XPD 2008 in Youtube - Enjoy!!!
2008-04-19 18:52: 2000 Hi-Res Photos of Estoril XPD 2007 ready for download
2008-04-07 12:32: The 2008 Edition is already taking shape !!!
2008-03-26 23:24: First informations for the registered teams
2008-03-26 23:09: Avalanche of teams in the first week of registrations
2008-03-18 22:44: Ready for adventure ????