Vinhais Biological Park, one of the experiences during Bioinsight Scientific Expeditions


Expedition participants will stay at Parque Biológico de Vinhais (PBV), an institutional partner of Iberian Wolf Scientific Expeditions. These public facilities are managed by Vinhais Municipality and are located inside Montesinho Natural Park, one of the most diverse biological areas in Portugal.

Main valences include:


- natural and cultural interpretation;

- nature conservation;

- ecotourism development.

Sleeping in Vinhais Biological Park is an exciting experience itself. With a varied offer, namely lovely Bungalows (T2, T3 and T4), charming capsules, or small wooden tents, the contact with Nature is undoubtedly the common denominator. Depending on the time of the year and the number of participants, there are two accommodation options: Rio de Fornos Mansion-House and PBV Bungalows. When the option is Rio de Fornos Mansion-House, a fully restored 18th century house, accommodation is in bunk-beds rooms. You may choose to stay in a double private room of this house, depending on the availability.

Vinhais Biological Park is located within Montesinho Natural Park and about 3km away from the Vinhais village. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas. Featuring a shower, bathrooms also come with towels. At Vinhais Biological Park you will find barbecue facilities and a lovely terrace.

Inside the property, guests will find an equestrian center, an interpretation center of indigenous species and a mycological center. So, without leaving the Biological Park you will have the opportunity to see some emblematic native species of Montesinho mountains, such as deer (Cervus elaphus), European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), among others. Given its location, you may also have the opportunity to observe numerous bird species, reptiles and amphibians that live here. Here you can also learn more about the domestic cattle races that have lived together with people since ancient times, such as the Montesinho black goat (Capra aegagrus), the bísaro Pig (Sus domesticus), the Churra Galega Sheep (Ovis aries) and the Mirandês Dumb (Equus asinus).