Calidad ambiental de las reservas naturales fluviales internacionales y del medio acuático

Laboreiro River

  • The Laboreiro river is a natural border between Galicia (Entrimo) and Portugal (Melgaço). It is located in the Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) of "Baixa Limia" as well as in the Natural Park of "Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés" ( Red Natura 2000). On the Portuguese side, the Laboreiro river is located in the National Park of Peneda-Gerês. It has an excellent status of ecological quality and its banks and margins are well preserved, so, in the Spanish and Portuguese River Basin Management Plans, it has been proposed that they be Nature River Reserves.
  • Location: It is part of the Limia basin and it is the boundary between the municipalities of Entrimo (Ourense, Galicia) and Melgaço (Viana do Castelo district).
  • Access: the main road of Entrimo is the National road N-540 (Lugo-Portugal). The local road O-18 goes from the national road to Terrachán (the capital of the council) and it passes through Ferreiros and Guxinde and finally reaches the Portuguese border in A Meixoeira. The Laboreiro river is located at the south of this municipality, in Oleias.
  • River length: 8,4 Km.
  • Basin surface: 870 hª.