FOREST BATHING WALK

PARQUE MUNICIPAL CABEÇO DE MONTACHIQUE, LOURES

FOREST BATHING WALK TAB:

WHERE: Parque Municipal Cabeço de Montachique, Loures

MEETING POINT: The parking area of Prak entrance
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DATE: 1 December

TIME: 10:00h – 12:30h*

WHAT TO BRING: A water bottle, some light snacks; Comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for the weather conditions.

GUIDE: Pedro is a Forest Bathing Certified Guide.

Montachique, a traditional countryside landscape, gained historical and military importance during the French Invasions in the XIX century, having been part of the famous defense lines of Torres Vedras. Stretching from the Tagus river to the Atlantic Ocean, these defense lines were made to spot the French troops from reaching Lisbon. The area of the park was never a battlefield, as the invaders were defeated before reaching Montachique, though today we can still see remnants of the defensive structures built during that time.

The area of the park was partially bought by the Municipality of Loures in the 1980’s. It is a place specially dedicated to sports and family gatherings on weekends. It is composed of a typical Mediterranean forest, with an abundance of evergreen species on the hillsides like pines, cork oaks, strawberry trees and the beautifully fragrant myrtles, transitioning to a riparian forest in the lowest part of the valley, where we can find deciduous trees like willow, poplar, and ash trees.

The rain offers a vast range of possibilities for connection with nature. Walks will be canceled only in case of severe storms. We will walk with light rain showers.

(*) We recommend you arrive up to 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The end time is approximate. The timings can vary depending on the weather conditions and the number of participants in each walk.

FOREST BATHING INSCRIPTION:

PRICE: 25€ participant.

MÁXIMUM: 18 participants

INCLUDES: Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Civil Liability Insurance.
Licença RNAAT nº 876/2016 do Turismo de Portugal.

NOT INCLUDES: Transport to the meeting point. Others not described as included.

FILL IN THE FIELDS TO PRE-REGISTER

If you are registering more than one person, please fill in one form for each person.

FOREST BATHING INSCRIPTION:

PRICE: 20€ participant.

MÁXIMUM: 18 participants

INCLUDES: Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Civil Liability Insurance.
Licença RNAAT nº 876/2016 do Turismo de Portugal.

NOT INCLUDES: Transport to the meeting point. Others not described as included.

FILL IN THE FIELDS TO PRE-REGISTER

If you are registering more than one person, please fill in one form for each person.

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