Ribeira da Carcerelhe (Carcerelhe riverside)

Ribeira da Carcerelhe (Carcerelhe riverside)

Ribeira da Carcerelhe

In the Serra da Ermida, in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, which is part of the Gerês-Xurés Cross-border Biosphere Reserve (RBTGX), Ribeira da Carcerelhe is a paradise of fresh, pure and crystalline waters. Not far from the village, and very close to the national road that leads to Ponte da Barca, it is impossible to remain indifferent to such wonder. Especially in summer, although the river allows sporting activities at all times of the year. In this way, it is possible to practice modalities such as abseiling, climbing, hiking and even canyoning.

Several of the waterfalls, it must be remembered, are only visible when getting out of the car and approaching the cliff. The largest, with more than 10 meters, is seen in the background. There is the possibility of diving in a lagoon of crystalline waters, and enjoying the jets of water that fall.

The Carcerelhe is a mountain stream, a tributary of the Froufe. Between the waterfalls and the village of Ermida, with 1.5 km along the road, there is the possibility of stopping to contemplate the mountains from a natural viewpoint (Miradouro da Ermida) with good views, both for the village itself and for the Serra Amarela. It is common to see horses, cachena cows and other animals grazing nearby.


Ribeiro do Carcerelha, Ermida.


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Ribeira da Carcerelhe

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Free entry, likely slippery access. You have to be careful.


Galacho, J. P (21-8-2016, Expresso) O vale perdido da Carcerelha e o homem que afogou os lobos e a mim na lagoa. Available at: https://expresso.pt/sociedade/2016-08-21-O-vale-perdido-de-Carcerelha-eo-homem-que-afogava-os-lobos—ea-mim—na -reservoir

Gerês-Xurés Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve (RBTGX) website: https://www.reservabiosferageresxures.eu/en



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