Of great value is Peneda-Gerês National Park. This is presented as the first protected area to be created in Portugal (1971), by the Law No. 187/71 of 8 May, the only one with National Park status. Located in northern Portugal, sharing border with Galicia region (Spain), which forms a continuous landscape with the Natural Park of Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés in the municipality of Lobios also in Spain.
The set of two parks form the Gerês-Xurés Transfrontier Park. In addition to the areas of influence of the rivers Minho, Lima, Cávado and Homem, the National Park is part of the granite massifs of Peneda, Amarela and Gerês mountains. It occupies an area of 69 693 acres, covering five counties: Arcos de Valdevez, Melgaço, Montalegre, Ponte da Barca and Terras de Bouro. In the latter, occupies 55.7% of the total area of the council.
The region that it includes are predominantly of granite mountains, with altitudes reaching 1.545m at Pico da Nevosa in Terras de Bouro. Part of the mountains suffered human interventions in continuity since the Neolithic time.
In Terras de Bouro county, in the "heart" of the National Park, it is suggested to visit places like: Caniçada (Dam and Bayou), Rio Caldo marina, S. Bento da Porta Aberta (Basilica), Covide village, Campo do Gerês village, Museums of Campo do Gerês (ethnographic and roman road), Junceda (viewpoint), Boneca (viewpoint), Vilarinho das Furnas (Dam and Bayou), Brufe village, Mata de Albergaria (totally protected area), Portela do Homem (former border with Spain), Pedra Bela (viewpoint), Ermida village, Arado cascade, Taiti (Fecha das Barjas) cascade, Gerês village, Tude de Sousa leisure park, Santa Isabel do Monte village anda many others.