Around Serra D’Arga there are seven mountain villages (Montaria, Dem, Arga de S. João, Arga de Baixo, Arga de Cima, Covas and Cerquido). These villages preserve some of the rural heritage and the local customs and are all situated within municipalities of Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Vila Nova de Cerveira and Caminha.
Serra D’Arga covers an area of 4493 ha and is considered one of the main wilderness areas in Portugal mainland, keeping natural habitats of wild fauna and flora and for this reason, classified as Nature Reserve - Nature 2000.
"Iberian wolves and garrano wild horses still living in this Mountain"
Walking through Serra D’Arga you can enjoy a stunning view of the mountains that reach the sea but you can also see garranos - a species of wild horses that live only in Serra D’Arga and in the Peneda – Gerês National Park. A Serra D’Arga is as well a territory of Iberian Wolf and while walking through the mountain area you can sometimes see their tracks.
Serra D´Arga is famous for its watermills, waterfalls and natural lagoons.
" We did a family donkey tour. Our kids with 3 and 5 years-old, really enjoyed the tour with Linda and Carriça. Serra D´Arga mountain is quiet and wonderful! It was a fantastic day!"
"My wife booked the waterfalls and making traditional corn bread tour. Given the current Covid-19 circumstances I was impressed by the measures in place. Agostinho wore a visor and mask, the lunch had separate tables for us and gel to clean our hands."
"Short and light hike through the forest. Great swims in the lagoons and under the waterfalls. Our guide had a lot of knowledge about the environment and his English was very good. The picnic at the end was in a beautiful spot with only local fruits, jams, sausages and bread. I definitely recommend it!"
"Agostinho arranged walks and went through each day with us so we knew exactly what was happening and when. The walks were tailored to our needs (I'm the wrong side of 70) and were without fail a really excellent introduction to the many varied splendours of the Gerês National Park".
"My husband & I found our day hiking with Agostinho to be the highlight of our trip to Portugal. We visited the villages of Soajo & Lindoso and hiked the surrounding countryside. This allowed us to experience traditional Portuguese life".