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The Pateira de Fermentelos and its Rivers

In this tour we visited the largest natural lagoon of the Iberian Peninsula, part of the Ria de Aveiro, has a rare beauty and with a variety of unique flora and fauna, a real Enchanted Lagoon.


Beginning on the visit to the beautiful birdwatching station of Pateira do Carregal, we follow rustic paths between fields of cultivation and enable us to see the powerful Heron feeding itself, or suddenly a Sapeira Eagle diving towards the solo in search of his prey, or who knows if suddenly a Red Heron takes flight intimidated by our presence.

Apure the senses and contemplate all the fauna that you can, this area is so rich and diversified that only highlight some more large and medium-sized birds that you can observe with ease: Blackhawk, Black-winged Eagle, Eagle -Lesqueira, Long Leg, Coot, various species of ducks, already begins to realize why they call it the enchanted lagoon.

Going along the Águeda Valley towards the river and city of the same name, we pass through several villages where the railway line of the well-known "Vouguinha" (mythical train that runs the route of Aveiro - Viseu) crosses several times, and appearing any time at our side and at its usual pace, forces us to stop, sometimes more than once, as if to ask for the importance of other times.

In Águeda and after the Painted Tones of the Institute of Vine and Wine, walk along the well-known rainforest street, before ascending to Barrô and then descending to the Cértima Valley, to visit this beautiful Lagoon, also on the side that gives it its name .

- There is no minimum number of participants, the minimum amount to be charged corresponding to 2 adults.
- Children up to 12 years 50% discount.
- Liability Insurance and Personal Accidents.

Full Route
240 Min
1-3 pax: 40€
4-7 pax: 32,5€
Quick Route (Tour to the Pateira of Óis da Ribeira)
120 Min
1-3 pax: 25€
4-7 pax: 22,5€
Itinerary:1 - Pateira Carregal;2 - Requeixo Church;3 - Requeixo Roman Bridge;4 - Pateira of Óis Ribeira;5 - Pateira of Espinhel;6 - Águeda River;7 - Águeda City;8 - Pateira of Fermentelos;