Day 10 Braganca to Porto
RP11 Dam and reservoir Barragem de Paradela
This route is part of a 10 day motorcycle vacation.

There are no scheduled stops for refueling, eating or drinking. When the opportunity presents itself, stop at one of the points indicated by a POI. Along the way there are several small villages with restaurants or cafes.
Hotels, sights and recommended points to stop to enjoy the view are also marked with a POI.

The last ride of this fantastic motorcycle vacation takes us to the end point Porto via yet another beautiful routes through Portuguese nature parks.
These roads are varied and sometimes challenging with many curves. The panoramas are breathtaking and there is a lot to see along the way.
The first part of the ride takes us through the Montesinho National Park. The park is located in northwestern Portugal, in the Trás-os-Montes region and is one of the largest nature parks in Portugal. The slate and granite mountains form deep valleys and the clear river water that flows through it offers the perfect habitat for a wide range of plants and animals. Beautiful roads and beautiful panoramas. Beautiful meadows, sierras, forests, small rivers, mountain lakes and villages.

At RP11 we drive across the Paradela dam into the southern part of Peneda-Gerês National Park, also a park with beautiful winding roads and beautiful nature.

A number of possible places to stop for a while are marked with a Route point;
RP16; Miradouro das Cascatas de Fecha de Barjas, a small lake with a beautiful waterfall.
Along the way there are a number of beaches along the Cavado River, where you can stop for a break and a swim in the river.
RP19 is a slightly smaller beach and RP20 is a larger beach with a parking space and a small restaurant with a terrace.

After this we drive through a more urban area and partly on the highway further to Porto, where you will stay another night in the beautiful city of Porto to travel home the next day.

This route is worth 4 stars because the end of the ride is slightly less spectacular than all other routes.
RP16 Lookout; Miradouro das Cascatas de Fecha de Barjas
RP18 CM1276 narrow road through the mountains and woods
Useful links:
Day 9 Leon to Braganca
Hotel Pousada de Bragança
Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto

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About this region
Porto, also known as Oporto in some languages, is the second-largest city in Portugal, one of the Iberian Peninsula's major urban areas. Porto city has a population of 237,559.and a metropolitan area with 2.4 million people (2019) in an area of 2,395 km2 (925 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. It is recognized as a gamma-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group, the only Portuguese city besides Lisbon to be recognised as a global city. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, as "Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar". The historic area is also a National Monument of Portugal. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name Portugal, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese, the name of the city includes a definite article: o Porto ("the port") which is where its former English name "Oporto" comes from.Port wine, one of Portugal's most famous exports, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport, and export of fortified wine. In 2014 and 2017, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency. Porto is on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago.
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View route collection 10 Day Motorcycle Roadtrip Spain and Portugal
About this route collection
This collection of 10 routes through the Spanish Pyrenees and Portugal has many beautiful roads through some of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe.

You drive from Girona Spain to Porto Portugal in 10 days.
The routes take you over passes, through valleys, forests, along rivers and azure reservoirs. Along the way you will pass several interesting liquorice and towns to make your eyes happy.

You drive through the nature parks "Parc Naturel del Cadi-Moixero", "Serra del Monsec", "Parque National Ordesa y Monte Perdido", "Picos de Europa", "Parque Natural Sierra de Montesinho" and Parque National Peneda-Geres.

The roads are of good quality and along the way there are several points where you can stop to enjoy the beautiful panoramas