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

Activity 3. Recovery and Conditioning

This third activity comprises the recovery and conditioning of the riverbanks of the Laboreiro river and theTrancoso-Troncoso river, carrying out different actions regarding accessibility and communication.

Action 1: Conditioning of the banks of theTrancoso river

The banks of the Trancoso-Troncoso river have suffered several alterations over time. Therefore, it is necessary to clean the trails and return them to their original status. To do this, the proposal is to prepare the banks of the Trancoso river by clearing and weeding, installing wood fences to delimit the trails, recovering the bridges which connect the stretches of the trail, and definitively, recovering the traditional "corredoiras" (paths) to make them passable for regular users and possible hikers visiting the area.

On the other hand, in the village of Acivido there is a metal footbridge that crosses river Troncoso and connects Spain with Portugal. This gateway is in a poor condition. It will be replaced by another wooden laminated to ensure safe transit and improve the aesthetics of the place.

Action 2: Conditioning of the banks of the Laboreiro river

The banks of the Laboreiro river are crossed by paths which are commonly used by local inhabitants and by hikers attracted by the natural beauty of the area. In addition, the Laboreiro river is a fishing area, so its banks are frequented by fishermen. Finally, the riverbed becomes narrow at its final stretch, so the Spanish and Portuguese banks could be connected by a bridge, thereby connecting both sides of this natural environment.

All these different goals demonstrate the need to carry out the conditioning of the banks of the Laboreiro river by recovering paths, cleaning and delimiting the area, installing wooden fences, and conditioning the fishing areas. Finally, the objective is to build a wooden footbridge to allow hikers to cross the river without motorized vehicles, thus enabling them to explore this natural environment.