Caminho do Praião is both an echo path (5,5 km) and a cycling path (6 km), between Gafanhas da Encarnação and Carmo, in Ílhavo, following an old agricultural servitude path on the east bank of the Mira Canal of the Aveiro Lagoon. It is equipped with five resting areas, a bird watching post, several information and environmental awareness panels and anchors for small boats.
Besides the natural value - birds, amphibians and flora, which make it a particularly interesting place for walking and for contact with Nature, it is also possible to appreciate, along the way, oyster farms, old codfish drying sheds, the practice of agriculture and ancestral fishing activities but also the leisure activities of recreational boating and water sports practised in the Aveiro Lagoon, always with the skyline of the beautiful Costa Nova on the other side of the Channel.
It is also possible, during the journey or nearby, to get to know both Gafanha do Carmo and Gafanha da Encarnação. It joins the cycle path across the Ponte da Barra (and, from there, the cycle paths to the beaches, between Praia da Barra and Praia da Costa Nova, in Ílhavo, and Praia da Vagueira, in Vagos) making an interesting circular cycle path of about 20 km. In the municipality of Vagos, the Caminho do Praião becomes the "Caminho do Canal".