The Arado Waterfall is located in the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. It is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls of the Park. Located on the Arado River, near the village of Ermida and the Pedra Bela Viewpoint, the access is made by a forest road, of sand, surrounded by abundant vegetation.
At least in summer, there is not much water running in the river, but there is always someone to try a bath of fresh and crystalline river water.
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Situated at an altitude of about 900 meters, it creates a succession of unique cascades among the rocks. On the right side of the river (looking north), there are a series of steps that take us to a small viewpoint at the top to contemplate the cascade through all the vegetation.
It is a good place to watch the waterfall but it can be difficult in months of dense vegetation, but it is the easiest and quickest access. The access to the base of the Plow Waterfall can be made through this viewpoint, but it is very dangerous and steep access, that only the most adventurous, but careful, descend.
The best access is through the bridge, near the place where the car leaves, and it is possible to reach the base of the cascade through rocks escaping the small pools of water that are forming.
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Location of the Arado Waterfall
Google Maps Coordinates: 41.72379, -8.12986 | Arado Waterfall on Google Maps
GPS Coordinates: 41° 43′ 25.644″ N 8° 7′ 47.496″ W
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