The municipality of Arcos de Valdevez has carried out several improvements in different tourist spots, contributing to their enhancement, to the qualification of nature tourism and to the increase of the economic activity of the municipality.
This action is part of the Fronteira Esquecida project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG V A Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020.
With an investment of 95,210.00 euros and a community contribution of 71,407.50 euros, a viewpoint is being built over the Lima river, in Cunhas, Soajo, and a floating platform in Vilarinho do Souto, in the Ermelo Ecovia.
This project aims to reinforce, renew and expand the role of Arcos de Valdevez as a “gateway” to the Gerês-Xurés Transboundary Biosphere Reserve.
This action is implemented with the aim of preserving the natural conditions of the territory and the traces of human activity that, for centuries, knew how to take advantage of water and its associated ecosystems in a balanced way, transforming this heritage into a pillar of the socio-economic development of the municipality of Arcos de Valdevez.