INature

The PROVERE iNature - Sustainable Tourism in Classified Areas Collective Efficiency Strategy is based on the exploitation and consolidation of the brand associated with the thematic focus of Nature Tourism in the classified areas of the Central Region. In particular, it aims to boost the capacity for innovation of this resource in differentiating the special attractions of the region, job creation and the enhancement of entrepreneurship in the region.



SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN CLASSIFIED AREAS

 

Classified Areas
A Nature Tourism destination design in a network of 12 territories in the inland area of the Centre of Portugal where discovering mountains, rivers and villages renders amazing experiences.
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SERRA DA ESTRELA NATURAL PARK

The largest mountain on mainland Portugal reaches an altitude of 1,993 metres and was the first Natural Park to be established in the country. Classified as such in 1976, i...

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Serra do Açor Protected Landscape

Classified in 1982, the Serra do Açor boasts two sites of special interest: the Mata da Margaraça forest, with its shale slopes, and the Fraga da Pena, which results from a...

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Serra da Gardunha Regional Protected Landscape

Created in 2014 with an area of 10,547 hectares, the Serra da Gardunha Regional Protected Landscape establishes the boundary marking the transition from Atlantic to Mediter...

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Naturtejo Geopark

The first UNESCO geopark in Portugal has an area of 5,000 km2 and prioritises geoconservation, education and geotourism. Bearing witness to the history of the planet, its u...

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Vouga-Caramulo Local Natural Park

In the municipality of Vouzela, Vouga-Caramulo Local Natural Park is the first park under local management. In addition to the ensuring the advancement of the natural and l...

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Serra da Malcata Nature Reserve

The Malcata, bounded by the rivers Côa, to the north, and Bazágueda, to the south, establishes a border with the neighbouring country. With an area of 16,348 hectares, it i...

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Sicó/Alvaiázere SPA

This is an area of limestone habitats, rich in diverse flora and fauna, where of particular importance are the species endemic to Portugal, Juncus valvatus (common name, so...

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Serra D’Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park

A realm of stone, this park has the most important limestone formations, where erosion caused by the underground water network has given rise to various formations and cavi...

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Mata do Bussaco

Classified as a National Monument, it is home to mineral waters and a high degree of biodiversity. One of the best European collections of trees and shrubs, consisting of a...

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Vale do Côa SPA and Faia Brava Reserve

With its steep rocky slopes, the Côa Valley has been a haven of rugged beauty for the rupicoline avifauna since ancient times. Faia Brava, a small area of 5 kilometres, was...

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Serra da Lousã

With an area of 15,158 hectares, Lousã represents the southwest end of the Central Mountain Range. With a rugged relief and crisscrossed by watercourses, it is a popular ve...

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Sierra de Montejunto Protected Landscape

Boasting an area of 3,710 hectares, the limestone Serra de Montejunto holds a prominent position between the Atlantic coast and the Tagus valley. Among the 400 species of p...

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SERRA DA MALCATA PNL VOUGA - CARAMULO MATA DO BUSSACO SERRA DO AÇOR SERRA DA GARDUNHA VALE DO COA FAIA BRAVA GEOPARK NATURTEJO SERRA DA LOUSÃ SICÓ-ALVAIÁZERE SERRAS D'AIRE E CANDEEIROS SERRA DE MONTEJUNTO SERRA DA ESTRELA