Welcome to the Magical Mountains!
A territory that welcomes you with an open spirit and offers you “the best of two worlds” in the heart of Portugal: the essence of the North and the identity of the Center, the restless of the Coastline and the serenity of the Inland, the majesty of nature and the nobility of culture, the authenticity of tradition and the innovation of the modern, the magic of the unknown and the comfort of the hospitality.
A distinct and passionate territory that extends from the mythical river Douro to the emblematic river Vouga, in a space that elapses between the coastline to the inland. Overcome by tall and superb mountains, uncountable rivers and streams, fertile and profound valleys, rare and spectacular geological phenomena, diverse and singular species of fauna and flora, wonderful woods, outstanding monuments and beautiful villages, the destination “Magical Mountains” had been able to preserve its precious natural and cultural resources, guided by the offering of a responsible and sustainable touristic model.
Let yourself be involved by the magic of the Montemuro, Arada and Gralheira mountains and find there all that you need to live unforgettable experiences and sensations.
Area: 168.860 hectares
Population: 126.929 habitants
Administrative division: border territory between the Northern region and the Central region of continental Portugal and between the Coastline and the Interior, spanning 7 municipals and 104 parishes.
Municipals: Arouca, Castelo de Paiva, Castro Daire, Cinfães, São Pedro do Sul, Sever do Vouga and Vale de Cambra.
Religion: manely catholic.
Official language: portuguese.
Weather: approximately 2.500 hours of sun per year.
Annual average temperature between the 7,5ºC and the 16ºC.
Negative temperatures, with frequent snowfall, in the high mountain areas.
In the valleys’ areas the weather is generally moderate, varying between the 0ºC (during the hardest period of Winter) and the 30ºC (in the Summer), becoming moderate during Autumn and Spring.