9 Trails

9 Landscapes

9 Natural themes to discover

Terras de Trás-os-montes


Terras de Trás-os-Montes (Lands of Trás-os-Montes) are located in the extreme northeast of Continental Portugal, covering an extensive area with a with unique natural value.

They are particularly different from a biophysical point of view, which, in combination with their specific demographic and social characteristics, results in one of the most ecologically rich regions in all of Europe.

This territory consists of the municipalities of Alfândega da Fé, Bragança, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro, Mirandela, Mogadouro, Vila Flor, Vimioso and Vinhais. Adding to their specific territorial characteristics, they have in common the remarkable natural richness of the region.


The multiple protected areas, which cover more than 40% of a territory completely included in the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (RBT) Meseta Ibérica, certify the ecological value of the Terras de Trás-os-Montes.

The particular climatic and geological features, in association with the traditional human activities, result in an extremely rich mosaic of vegetation, which shelters countless species of fauna and flora.

The incredible landscapes, natural geomonuments, the multiple protected woodlands and numerous rare species of fauna and flora, in many cases restricted to this region, are one of the best images of the region, making it one of the most important areas for nature conservation in the Iberian Peninsula.

Geology and landscape
Flora and vegetation

Nove Passos (Nine Steps) in Terras de Trás-os-Montes

The Project Nove Passos (nine steps) aims to unveil natural heritage of the region, through the dissemination of nine thematic trails, nine steps in the lands de Trás-os-Montes. In each step, we suggest a carefully selected trail to explore specific natural themes, which, represent the natural areas where they are inserted.
Visit these nine themes of biodiversity, geology and landscape and become an expert in the Lands of Nature.

Let yourself be guided by the NovePassos App nd stamp your natural Natural Passport.

Discover our trails.

Alfândega da Fé


Macedo de Cavaleiros

Miranda do Douro



Vila Flor



Video Terras de Trás-os-Montes