Posts Tagged ‘Minho’

“Melgaço Radical”

February 2, 2010

Melgaço Radical” is a group dedicated to explore the natural values of Melgaço and its multiple opportunities for adventure and sports. The mountains and the Minho River provide the conditions for activities like Rafting, Hiking, Canyoneering, Paintball and others.

Rafting in December

Rafting for example is practiced throughout the year with a 30€ price for person (discounts for groups).


 Unfortunately their site is only available in Portuguese but you can surely e-mail them at .

For more information about the municipality of Melgaço please check the Index page or my first post about Melgaço.

Other links: Melgaço Radical official site (Portuguese) ; more photos

Melgaço: Sports and Leisure Center

December 31, 2009

Aerial View

The Melgaço Sports and Leisure Complex was inaugurated in the end of 2001. It features areas for professional sports training (stadium, synthetic field, indoor sports arena, athletics track, and tennis courts) and also for relaxation during holidays (children’s playground, hotel, youth hostel, minigolf, swimming-pool, SPA). It is an excellent place for training because of its quiet location in the middle of nature, with pinewood forest and the Minho River surrounding it. It was one of the official training centers of the UEFA Euro 2004.

Several teams have chosen this Sports Center, some of them more than once, for example:

Helpful Links:  Melgaço Sport Center official pageMelgaço Sport Center youth Hostel official page; Google Maps (location) ; Sport Center’s Hotel (

Melgaço: Christmas lights

December 24, 2009

Here are some photos of the Christmas lights in the streets of Melgaço. Some of the photos were taken in the same places of previous Melgaço posts. Hope you like them, Merry Christmas everyone.


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