• Hiking and Trails: Paredes de Coura has many hiking trails that allow you to explore the beautiful natural landscape of the region. One of the popular hiking spots is Serra d’Arga.
  • Cycling: For cycling enthusiasts, there are many scenic roads and trails to explore by bike. You can rent a bike locally or bring your own.
  • Canoeing and Canyoning: The Coura River offers opportunities for canoeing and canyoning, which can be an exciting water adventure.
  • Horseback Riding: There are farms and riding centers where you can go horseback riding through the surrounding countryside.
  • Fishing: If you like fishing, the Coura River and other creeks in the region are great places to catch trout and other fish.
  • Birdwatching: Paredes de Coura has a rich wildlife, and birdwatching is a popular activity. You can find several species of birds in the area.
  • Picnics: A relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors is to picnic at recreational areas along the river or in local parks.

Outdoor Events: Check to see if there are any outdoor cultural or sporting events taking place during your visit, such as festivals, concerts or sporting competitions.


Hiking in the countryside: The area around Meca is characterized by picturesque rural landscapes, with hills, valleys, fields and forests. You can simply go for a walk in the countryside and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the environment.

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Mountain biking

The region offers opportunities for cycling.
If off-road biking drives your spirit, you’ll feel at home on these wonderful trails. as they descend impressively from the mountains to the river. The road is marked by larch woods, lush green plains and dense pine forests.

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Winery visits

Paredes de Coura is a region in Portugal known for its natural beauty and proximity to the Coura River. Although wine production is not one of the main activities in the region, you can still find some wineries nearby to visit and taste the wine.

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Local cuisine

The cuisine of Paredes de Coura, reflects the culinary traditions of the Minho region. The food in Paredes de Coura is generally rich in traditional flavours and uses fresh local ingredients.

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