This region includes the municipalities of Alto Minho, south from the Spanish boarder until near Cávado river.
The National Park of Penede-Gerês covers Amarelas and Peneda mountains, has valuable reasons like the dolmens and Castro Laboreiro castle, the Sanctuary of Lady of Peneda, a unique system in the country of seasonal change – Brandas and Inverneiras – and walks by an area that keeps specimens of our primitive wild flora and fauna threatened with extinction.
Getting to know this region means walking through the margins of river Lima – from Viana do Castelo to Ponte da Barca – a place of great cultural value, with roman roads and bridges, castles and remains of the Way of St. James. Going up the littoral coast, and passing by Afife and Moledo beaches, and you arrive in a dream walk by the margins of river Minho, where you can see the green wine producing houses and farms. Moving on, you find the main Church and the Ínsua Fort in Caminha, this can only be visited by boat. Next, in Valença, you can see the fortifications bastions and St. Estevão church; in Monção, you can visit the Brejoeira Palace and the Lapela Tower, finishing your route in Melgaço with the church of Orada and the Convent of Carvalhiças.
Beginning of Scouting
• Campo Escola do Castelo de Neiva
• Centro Escutista de Arcos de Valdevez
• Training Courses for Leaders and CNE’s Educational Programme
• Monographic Courses: Civil Safety and Protection and Environment
• Course in Faith Pedagogy
• ACAREG - District camp
• St. Jorge’s Day
• Opening of Scout Year
• Activities per Sections
• District Rover Forum
• Awareness raising and forest surveillance