Sustainable destination Alto Minho is Portugal’s northernmost territory, located at the seaside. It has 36 km of coast, spectacular beaches and delightful maritime villages. At the interior, idyllic settings like majestic mountains and green valley’s amaze residents and visitors with 96% of unbuilt territory. The wide variety of fresh water streams also invites diving or practicing riverside leisure activities. Key attractions include historical and monumental buildings; a rich and varied gastronomy complemented by the local Vinho Verde wine; and traditional festivities. In order to sense this experience more intensely one may stay on one of the several rural lodging or manor houses that offer a closer contact with Nature and traditional livelihood. Discover the abundance of life found in the natural areas and quiet surroundings by walking or cycling the eco-paths in the Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Sustainable destination Alto Minho is a unique environmental excellence territory. It is fully certified by the European Charter of Sustainable Tourism (ECST) and works daily towards the achievement of sustainability and the preservation of its resources.
The coastline of Alto Minho offers 13 Blue Flagged and 12 Gold Quality awarded beaches. The Atlantic coastline together with 290 km of rivers meet the ideal conditions for practicing nautical and nature tourism activities with one of the 94 tourist operators available in the territory. You can also choose to cycle 124 km of green paths along the rivers or coast.
Alto Minho has 53 classified national monuments, more than any other subregion on Northern Portugal and 10 historical centers of excellence for visiting. The rich offer of Wine and Food is based on the green wines of excellence, and dishes made from the territory main resources. You cannot miss the opportunity for savoring these delicatessens at the 200 restaurants participating at the Gastronomic Weekends and the PROVE Alto Minho initiatives.