Environment Route (Natura)


The TVAP area houses a diverse group of agricultural and forestry biotopes, and riparian areas that stimulate the existence of diverse animal species. The identified group of fauna species is of both regional and national interest, qualifying this region as an important territory in terms of conservation priorities.

Equally, the overwhelming richness in ora comprehends rare and protected species that are the result of its bio-geographical setting and the high presence of nature within the park territory, located on the border of two wide regions: the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean.

The recorded rate of 480 vascular plants reveals a high and preserved floristic diversity and provides this area with a special relevance.


Leiranco Mountain

TVAP / Environment Route (Natura) At the top of this mountain, other than an overwhelming landscape with never-ending horizons, one can observe rare and protected oristic species, and some Iberian endemism with great conservation interest in Portugal, as for example the grassy Festuca elegans and the Echinospartum ibericum, the Eryngium duriaei subspecies Juresianum, the Festuca summilusitana […]

Riparian Galleries of Freitas and Meadows of Bobadela

TVAP / Environment Route (Natura) The riparian galleries, normally associated with meadows, are dominated by common alder trees (Alnus glutinosa) in medium and low altitude areas and by birch trees (Betula alba) at higher altitudes. Well preserved on the valley, the galleries are continuous lands that include large-scale trees with, occasionally more than one row in […]

Brejo Lagoon

TVAP / Environment Route (Natura) This lagoon is the end result of an ancient open-pit mining exploitation site and currently stands as an extraordinary ecological niche where flora and fauna species interact in a particular manner. The high value of these species is paramount in the overall understanding of the Terva River Valley biodiversity. The Lagoon […]

Maps with the indispensable technical information for the realization of the routes are provided in the Interpretation Center of the TVAP in Bobadela.

Source: Unidade de Arqueologia da Universidade do Minho 2014, Rotas do Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Terva, Câmara Municipal de Boticas, Boticas. / Photography: TR