Generations of ancestors have settled in our valley for its healing spring water and fertile lands.With a history of inhabitants for at least 10,000 years – from the Lusitani who built the megalithic temple of Fraga da Pena, to the Romans, the Moors, and the modern era.
This is a landscape of terraced gardens and forests, surrounded by neolithic temples and dolmens, Roman copper mines, relics of ancient Islam and early Christendom, providing an unbroken link to our ancestral past.
We will convert this valley into a Biodiversity Park, a special area for rewilding and nature discovery. With minimum intervention and maximum protection, nature will regenerate and rebalance herself. The best indicators of ecological regeneration are improving soil quality and increasing biodiversity. Recovering biodiversity leads to more birds, insects, wild animals, an increasing range of plant life, and the soil becoming richer in microorganisms, providing the basis for entire eco-system recovery.