In this snowy group, Óscar sent me a card from his swiss hometown Crans-Montana and Zé Pombal a card from the Larouco Mountain in northern Portugal.
The two neighbouring resorts of Crans and Montana are situated at an altitude of 1500 m on a sun-drenched plateau high above the Rhone Valley. Together they form one of the biggest holiday destinations in the Valais.
These twin towns have much to offer, including an impressive view of the chain of mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and a particularly wide programme of activities all year round.
Idyllic mountain village or alpine town? Crans-Montana embodies both and combines all the comforts of a modern holiday resort with an expansive natural landscape and panoramic views of the Valais Alps. The modern side of Crans-Montana offers the most extensive alpine shopping for miles around. It also boasts a renowned cultural and congress centre; and a wide range of accommodation. As a venue for major sporting events, and with a reputation as a golfing Mecca, Crans-Montana draws visitors from all over the world. - in: https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/crans-montana.html
Foto: Cristina Duarte
Situated in the north of Portugal, in the district of Vila Real, this a 10 km long mountain, the second highest mountain of mainland Portugal, being its maximum altitude, 1527 metres.
With an unique beauty on its top is possible to the valleys of Lima, Tâmega and Cávado and Rabagão rivers, and also several villages and the town of Montalegre. In addition to the landscapes you can also observe wild horses, wolves, foxes, roe deers, wild boars and some reptiles.