Opening pathsinto the future.

Our Raison d'être

Veredas da Estrela* is a community association, founded after the 2022 wildfires that devastated 25% of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park in Central Portugal. We are based in the mountain villages of Figueiró da Serra and Freixo da Serra.

We want to create living communities and ecosystems more resilient to forest fires, and thus prepare our villages for the future while being an example for others.

Do you want to help us prevent fires and restore ecosystems? Come and participate in one of our next actions! Or support our Crowdfunding campaign and become a member of Veredas da Estrela.

*Literally: paths of Estrela. Veredas, locally called bredas, are trails, created and used by human and/or wildlife. The designation originates from proto-celtic uɸorēdos, with manifold derivations in European languages.

Our Motivation

Get in touch

Veredas da Estrela Association for the Future of the Communities of Figueiró da Serra & Freixo da Serra

Rua da Portela s/n, 6290-071 Figueiró da Serra, Gouveia

NIPC PT517266431

Any questions or curiosities? Please get in touch with us by email or by joining one of our activities. Upcoming events will be posted on our Facebook page and for the bigger picture, a yearly calendar is available through our Activities Plan (Portuguese).

You can consult the § articles of our association here (Portuguese).

And, of course, we invite you to become a member of Veredas!

© Veredas da Estrela 2023