Today, April 22, the
50th anniversary of the celebrations of World Earth Day is
celebrated. Arouca Geopark could not fail to mark this very important date,
either because of what it represents worldwide or because of the significance
it has for this territory - it was on April 22 of 2009 that the entire
municipality of Arouca was recognized as a Geopark, by European and Global
To mark this date, we
present the documentary of the European Atlantic Geotourism Route of the
Atlantic Geoparks, which you can see from home, at www.geotourismroute.eu, and
is the result of the Atlantic-Geoparks project, under development since 2017.
project, co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area program, in partnership with
some European Geoparks and with the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto
Douro, aims, among several actions, to create an Atlantic European Geotourism Route.
This route aims to promote the natural and cultural heritage of some Atlantic Geoparks,
based on a joint geotourism strategy.
Although we live in a
time of social confinement, AGA – Arouca Geopark Association continues to work,
in the sense of valuing the natural and cultural resources of its territory, as
differentiating and inimitable assets, so that, as soon as it is safe and
opportune, one can to discover, not only the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark, but
also the remaining Geoparks, which are dispersed and simultaneously united
along the European Atlantic Axis, more specifically Portugal, Spain, France,
the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Geoparks are living laboratories, involving communities in their sustainable
development processes, to learn more and learn more, click