Activities

 

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The countryside around the Miño Valley is so varied that it is equally suited to those requiring a relaxed, lazy holiday, but also has opportunities for those who require active pursuits to find a range of activities from gentle walking to the rigours of white water rafting, canoeing, and other energetic water sports.

Relaxing Activities

There is a range of forest, hill and coastal walks near to and within 15 km of the finca. The air is so pure and water so clean that lichen grows freely on trees and rocks and land and water wildlife is abundant.

Many say that the area is ideal for photography and painting, and birdwatchers have a lot of scope with numerous indigenous and migratory species and a bird sanctuary on the estuary wetlands with a number of observation hides.

Walking
Fishing  

Coastal and estuary fishing are a way of life, and the Miño and its tributaries full of fresh water species, including trout. Any fresh water fishing must be pre planned to avoid disappointment.

Wine and Port appreciation can be organised, as can one day Spa and Beauty treatments

More Energetic Activities.

The forests, mountains, rivers and sea have much to offer those who want organised activities. Close to the finca are facilities for canoeing or kayaking, and mountain biking through beautiful countryside.

Canoeing
Horse Riding

Pony Trekking is available in the hills between Las Eiras and Bayona and more energetic walking trips can be organised in the Alto Minhos's National Park.

Surfing

The stretch of beach between Caminha and Viana do Costelo has tremendous Atlantic breakers, ideal for surfing. Look out for the sign to Praia de Afife, where there are superb facilities for surfers, including

  • life saving lookout
  • decked walkways
  • showers
  • and a surfing school where boards can be hired.

The coast and estuaries offer opportunities for many water sports including scuba diving, sailing and wind surfing.

Sailing

Praia de Afife

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