Wild Côa Network

Wild Côa Network

The Wild Côa Network

 

The Wild Côa Network is an association of like-minded enterprises in the Greater Côa Valley who share a vision for a wilder and more sustainable future. The goal of the network it to promote a nature-based economy in the region. A nature-based economy is where the inter-related production and consumption of goods and services promotes nature conservation and regeneration and benefits the local communities.

The Wild Côa Network aims to:

  • Facilitate synergies between businesses across sectors in order to promote a stronger business environment that fosters cooperation instead of competition.
  • Facilitate marketing the region as a whole, promoting its cultural and natural values.
  • Assist local business in the development of sustainable business models in line with rewilding principles.
  • Promote partnership between tourism related entities to create new touristic packages.

Members of the Wild Côa Network

Wildlife Portugal

WILDLIFE PORTUGAL is the brand created by Fernando Romão, responsible for nature tourism and wildlife photography activities in the Greater Côa Valley. This touristic operator organizes specific programs for the observation and interpretation of nature (bird watching, for example), hiking, photographic tours and wildlife photography – in particular through photo-hides. 

Find out more here.

   

Casa Villar Mayor

This accommodation is found in the village of Vilar Maior, an area with a rich cultural, historical and natural heritage. Vilar Maior is found along the Grand Route of the Côa Valley, and some of the highlights in the area include a castle from the XIII Century and a roman bridge. The perfect place to relax while while exploring the region, with high quality and personalized service.

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Dreamoverland

Dreamoverland is a touristic operator focusing on 4×4 expeditions in the Greater Côa Valley. With their trips you can contribute to the social cohesion and economic sustainability of local communities, and experience the knowledge and promotion of their traditions, handicrafts, heritage and local produce. Their offer is based on a personalised service with tailor-made trips meeting the personal interests of their guests.

Find out more here.

WildCôa

WildCôa is a touristic operator in the Greater Côa Valley based in Pinhel, offering birdwatching tours, safaris and expeditions to explore the heritage of the region. In addition, they also organize wildlife photography tours including in the Faia Brava reserve.

Find out more here.

 

 

Portugal A2Z Walking & Biking

Powered by their passion for travel, Portugal A2Z Walking & Biking was born to offer authentic experiences in the most exclusive places in Portugal, taking you to the most historic and wild landscapes in the country. They offer a wealth of guided and self-guided tours – all of which are fully customizable according to your preferences and needs.

Find out more here.

Casa da Cisterna

Casa da Cisterna is found in Castelo Rodrigo, a beautiful fortified village in the Greater Côa Valley, where the walls have centuries of history and are open to whoever wants to come in. The ancient cistern that once served as water reservoir for the village now gives the name to Casa da Cisterna. The perfect place to stay to explore the nearby Faia Brava Reserve and the Côa Rock Engravings.

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Matreira

Matreira was born from the desire to share the unique flavours of Beira Alta with the rest of the world. Here you will find varieties of ancient trees whose fruit bears a sublime flavour that has been refined over hundreds of years. Matreira products are handcrafted and produced in the Greater Côa Valley. Made with almonds and olives of indigenous varieties from the Douro region, they offer a unique flavour given the distinctive characteristics of this area of schist soils and peculiar microclimate.

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Flor Alta

Flor Alta offers a range of handmade and natural products, as an alternative to the use of synthetic substances found in traditional industrialized beauty products. The plants used are highly prized for their medicinal properties. Their range of products includes balms, essential oils, and moisturizing creams for the face and hands (among others). They have also recently included a selection of herbal infusions.

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