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The Bico do Patelo, Cockpit of Gerês


Among the mountains that rise between the blades and the greenhouses, stands out the massif whose end culminates in a huge rock in the shape of an eagle's head known as Bico do Patelo. There are many more rocks on which erosion has carved extravagant shapes, but none attracts attention like this stone peak that seems to want to capture the mountain air in its huge gorge.
The silence and the mist that surrounds this lonely place that seems lost in the vastness of the Peneda-Gerês Natural Park, alternating the heights with delightful valleys that surround small villages in which we find some peasant women dressed in the style of more than half a century ago, with their black scarves and clogs on the feet. Sometimes, the barking of a Castro Laboreiro Dog alerts us to our passage. This is a Portuguese dog, large, robust and haughty, but loyal to friends and much appreciated for herding.