Stroll along the riverbank in Ponte de Lima.
For those who like to keep their feet dry there are paths stretching up and down the riverbank for about 3kms, past old restored gardens. Walk from the old Roman bridge down to the new crossing, cross and walk back into Ponte de Lima along the other river bank. Stop for tea before re-crossing the ancient bridge back to the car and home again.
Ponte de Barca
Ponte de Barca is called after the 'barca' a ferry used to transport pilgrims across the river before the bridge was built. A peaceful town with attractive parks beside the river although on alternate Wednesdays the town comes alive when people flock from miles around to visit the excellent market.
Ponte de Lima Horse Fair
Held at the end of June with the River Lima as its backdrop, this is one of the largest horse events held in Portugal and a must for horse lovers! There are various national competitive events in the fields of Harness, Horseball and show jumping, involving renowned riders.In addition to the equestrian activities, the Horse Fair also includes gastronomy and handicrafts displays and many entertainment activities.
on the challenging 18 hole course in Ponte de Lima.
Heading: Fish your own dinner
Just to the north of Ponte de Lima in Arcozelo there is a fish farm where visitors are lent rods and tackle and can catch their own supper. The trout is either grilled on the spot or you can take it home to cook yourself. In delightful pretty spot, the farm is open all day every day and has a cafe which also serves local specialities.
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