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The Cascade of Arado is located in the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. It is one of the largest and most famous waterfalls in the park. Located on the Arado River, near the village of Ermida and Miradouro Pedra Bela, access is made by a forest road, sand, surrounded by abundant vegetation. In summer, there is not much water running in the river, but there is always someone to experience a fresh and crystal clear water bath from the river. Located at an altitude of about 900 meters, it creates a succession of unique waterfalls among the rocks.

On the right side of the river (looking north), there are a series of steps that lead us to a small belvedere at the top to contemplate the waterfall through all the vegetation. It is a good spot to observe the waterfall but that can be hampered in months of dense vegetation, but it is the easiest and quickest access.

Access to the base of the Cascade of the Plow can be done through this viewpoint, but it is a very dangerous and steep access, which only the most adventurous, but careful, descend. The best access is by the bridge, next to the place where the cars are parked, and it is possible to reach the base of the waterfall through stones, escaping the small puddles of water that are forming.