Quinta do Fijó is located in Arcos de Valdevez, in the heart of the National Park of Peneda-Gerês (PNPG).
Framed in a rural landscape that invites you to rest and to the close contact with the Equestrian Art, Quinta do Fijó has an accommodation, prepared with all the necessary comfort for your stay. The proximity to nature gives this place a unique natural beauty.
In our farm we have a set of activities for you, such as: accommodation, horse riding and riding lessons.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG) was created in 1971 and is part of the National Network of Protected Areas, managed by the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests.
It has relatively extensive ecosystems, little altered by Man, a large biodiversity and natural values of interest for conservation. It occupies an area of around 70 thousand hectares, spread over five municipalities: Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez, Ponte da Barca, Terras de Bouro and Montalegre. Geographically, it covers the Castro Laboreiro Plateau and the Mourela Plateau. Between the two are the Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês mountains.
It is the only National Park in Portugal.
The garrano horse has its origin in the prehistoric Iberian horse that was characteristic of the mountainous regions of the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
A small animal, with a low withers and straight back, the Garrano horse had in former times a recognized value as a saddle horse, in the transportation of people and goods and in agricultural works but, once these abilities were lost and abandoned in our Minho mountains, it was condemned to near extinction.
Currently, the Garrano breed is a candidate for National Heritage, aiming to ensure the maintenance of an irreplaceable biological resource. For Maria do Mar Oom, from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Breed Ambassador for the application, the native breed Garrana, in addition to its historical and cultural relevance, is an important reservoir of national genetic variability.