It is relatively easy to see when I’m getting to my destination when I look at both sides of the road and see the shredded fields with ancient walls of loose stone. In backdrop of the flowering pink and yellow heather cover the large rock elevations. I am in the Natural Park of Alvão and Vila Pouca de Aguiar is already a few minutes.
Upon arrival, and even before check-in at Aguiar da Pena Hotel, which will be my safe haven in this discovery of the municipality of Vila Real, I turn to the Forest Park and the Forest Carvalhada, a green space near the historic center. Recently undergone redevelopment and improvements, this lung of the village is located next to the Chapel of the Lord (see photo above) which dates back to the period between the century. IX and X.
It was past lunch time and this green park was the perfect place for a picnic after a long trip. It was so. Sitting on a wooden bench, sheltered by an imposing cedar, I saciei the stomach with a cod salad prepared the day before.
Comforted the body needed now to walk, even lightly, for desentorpecer a bit. Then scoured the well designed tracks where a fitness circuit and various leisure facilities, delight the more and less new.
Zigzagging through the forest, the lush shade of the lofty cedars invited to stay awhile. In the afternoon I would get to know the village.
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