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The Lisbon region is covered by a set of protected areas, integrated in the National Network of Protected Areas, characterized by high natural values, landscape diversity and cultural, immaterial and built heritage.

The affirmation of these territories as a nature tourism destination of excellence, based on the principles of sustainability and nature valorisation, promoting in an integrated way their products, services and resources, was at the origin of the creation of a brand to promote the values of the protected areas, the Natural.PT.

The best way to get to know them and discover their natural and cultural riches is by walking the footpaths existing in each of them.

We suggest a route wich includes all the best this region has to  offer. You will walk along paths in very diferente áreas such as  Sintra Cascais Natural Park, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean,  where you can admire the old town of Sintra. You can aldo enjoy  the Sintra mountain range, wich includes a vast amount of historical architectural heritage. It´s luxurious vegetation dominates de landscape and cretates a microclimate that makes this park such a unique place. In fact it´s unique landscape has been recognized by UNESCO wich has included part of the mountains and the historical centre of Sintra on its World Heritage List.

The Tagus and Sado River Estuary Nature Reserves, with their estuarine ecosystems, form two of the most important áreas of wetlands in the country. They are home to a great diversity of aquatic avifauna and have an undeniable importance for fish, serving as a breeding ground for various species

 The Protected Landscape of the Costa da Caparica Fossil Cliff  includes interesting geological  and paleontological features, along with  flora and vegetation of  the Mata Nacional dos Medos Botanical Reserve. The reserve covers about  340 hectares of the cliffs in this  protected area, and it´s name derives from the sand hills formed by the action of the wind.

Take a look at the Companies Programmes or simply follow the path you wish, making use of the support Services that you will find along the way.

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