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A Treetop Canopy Walk In Portugal Provides A Unique View Of The Trees

A Treetop Canopy Walk In Portugal Provides A Unique View Of The Trees

Walking through the trees is one way to relax on a nice day, and this ‘Canopy Walkway’ designed by Carlos Castanheira of CC&CB Architects makes it easy to do.

Walk through the trees on a treetop canopy walk in Portugal.

Located within Serralves Park in Porto, Portugal, the wood walkway rises through the trees and then weaves visitors through the treetops.

A treetop canopy walk in Portugal gives visitors a unique view.

A wood structure provides support for the walkway and balustrades, and over time, the trees will surround the canopy walk even more.

A raised wood walkway weaves through the treetops of a park in Portugal.

The walkway, which is wide enough to accommodate prams and wheelchairs, has a variety of seating areas for relaxing along the way.

A treetop canopy walk weaves it way through the trees for amazing views.

At night, spaced out lighting highlights the walk, making it the ideal place for a romantic stroll while the sun goes down.

A treetop canopy walk in Portugal has lighting for nighttime strolls.

Photography by Fernando Guerra (FG+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura) | Architects: Carlos Castanheira | Office: CC&CB – Architects, Lda. | Project Architect: Nuno Rodrigues | Project Team: Filipe Mota, Diana Velho, Catarina Araújo, Gil Lima | Structural Project: Paulo Fidalgo – HDP,Lda | Structural Project Team: Rui Almeida, Paulo Cachim, Pedro Neto | ITED Project: Fernando Ferreira – Gatengel, Lda | Contractor: Portilame, Lda

11 Treetop Walks Designed For Nature Lovers

11 Treetop Walks Designed For Nature Lovers

 

Much like suspension bridges, tree top walks are a great way to get close to nature and see the world from a new perspective.

The series of bridges that make up these tree top walks are usually suspended high in the trees and have lookout points along the way so you can stop on a secure platform and take in your surroundings.

Here are 11 amazing treetop walks from around the world.


 

1. The Danum Valley canopy walk in Borneo, Malaysia uses tree friendly engineering that allows the platforms to be adjusted as the tree grows and keeps cables out of the trees.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // The Danum Valley canopy walk in Borneo, Malaysia uses tree friendly engineering that allows the platforms to be adjusted as the tree grows and keeps cables out of the trees.

First photo by M. Edliadi for the Center for International Forestry Research / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) // Second photo by Mushroom Kate / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

2. Walk through the canopy of the Valley of the Giants at the Tree Top Walk in Denmark, Western Australia.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Walk through the canopy of the Valley of the Giants at the Tree Top Walk in Denmark, Western Australia.

First photo by Tam / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) // Second photo by Amanda Slater / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

3. The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway in central Guyana offers nine activities to make your tree top walk even more exciting.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway in central Guyana offers nine activities to make your tree top walk even more exciting.

Photography by Iwokrama Canopy Walkway


 

4. Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the 18-metre high, 200-metre Kew Treetop Walkway takes you through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the 18-metre high, 200-metre Kew Treetop Walkway takes you through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England.

First photo by Tom Parnell / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) // Second photo by James Petts / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

5. Walk from Douglas fir to Douglas fir across a series of seven mini suspension bridges at the Capilano Treetop Adventure in Vancouver, BC.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Walk from Douglas fir to Douglas fir across a series of seven mini suspension bridges at the Capilano Treetop Adventure in Vancouver, BC.

Photography by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

 

6. The Haliburton Canopy Tour in the Haliburton Forest in Ontario, is part of a guided tour that teaches you about the ecology of the forest you’re in.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // he Haliburton Canopy Tour in the Haliburton Forest in Ontario, is part of a guided tour that teaches you about the ecology of the forest you're in.

Photography by Donnagee (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

7. Walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees surrounded by hanging vines at The Treetops Walk at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Queensland, Australia.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees surrounded by hanging vines at The Treetops Walk at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in Queensland, Australia.

Photography by O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

 

8. Take a “Walk in the Treetops” at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Take a "Walk in the Treetops" at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana.

Photography by Whitefish Mountain Resort

 

9. Spend the day walking through the trees and test your nerves on rope stations through the Lipno Treetop Walkway in the Czech Republic.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Spend the day walking through the trees and test your nerves on rope stations through the Lipno Treetop Walkway in the Czech Republic.

Photography by Stezka korunami stromu

 

10. Walk through the tree tops of the 130 year old birch forest at Egeskov Castle in Denmark.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Walk through the tree tops of the 130 year old birch forest at Egeskov Castle in Denmark.

Photography by EGESKOV

 

11. Walk through the Cedar, Hemlock and Fir trees on the TreeTrek Tour in Whistler, Canada.

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature // Walk through the Cedar, Hemlock and Fir trees on the TreeTrek Tour in Whistler, Canada.

Photography by Ziptrek

11 Tree Top Walks For Lovers Of Nature

The Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel Recently Opened In Indonesia

The Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel Recently Opened In Indonesia

Designed by Alexis Dornier, the Lift Treetop Boutique Hotel located in Penestanan, Indonesia, started out as a testing ground for ideas on how to lift structures off the ground, to have a less invasive footprint and impact, and be more cost-effective and faster to build.

Alexis mentions, “Many developments here on this island use high quantities of concrete, and the experience is often times the same. We wanted to challenge that and create light architecture while suggesting a surreal mix of industrial impermanent structures embedded into a tropical forest.”

The hotel is surrounded by a park-like setting, has facilities like a sauna, a little pool, a bar, seating areas, and other small recreational areas.

Each of the three treetop cabins has spiral stairs that take you up to your room. By being so high, aspects like passive cooling, passive shading through adjacent trees, and being away from mosquito shrubs, are a welcome benefit.

Each of the three hotel rooms has a different design. The first one has a more traditional design, with a four-post bed, exposed ceiling, and a small narrow bathroom.

The second design has a glass wall separating the bedroom from the bathroom, while windows provide plenty of light and views of the trees.

The third hotel room has floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the room, and light curtains can be closed for privacy. This room also has a larger bathroom that features a wood screen, allowing natural light to pass through.

Two of the hotel rooms also have their own outdoor space for relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Photography by kiearch | Architectural design and interior design by Alexis Dornier

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