5 Days
Duration
45 km’s
Distance
Évora
Location
Easy
Dificulty

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accommodation at typical farm (our guesthouse) with old traditional architecture but all the comfort you need
  • Isolated walking tracks, just you and nature!
  • Monuments hidden in the middle of nature
  • Beautiful trekking in rich landscape
  • Conquering castles by foot and feeling like a mediaeval warrior!
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Stunning views from Monsaraz Castle over the Alqueva lake
  • We have selected the best Self guided walking Portugal tours for you

With the «Walking in Paradise» tour our aim is to combine a wonderful stay at our very special guesthouse, 7 kms from Évora, with the discovery of the ever surprising Alentejo.
With our guides your experience will be elevated to a greater level. In a guided tour you will discover hand in hand with us what it really means to be Alentejano.

You’ll find out your days will be plentiful but also relaxing! And our food… delicious!

During your stay we’ll take you through exclusive hiking trails, local cafés, beautiful historical monuments, artisans and wineries.
Each day is different, the mix of different landscapes, the scents in the morning breeze, the sounds of late afternoon beetles and crickets, the golden colours of the summer fields and the wild life that pops up to surprise you will make you feel much more alive.

Let us take you on the best Portugal walks! You may chose our self guided walking portugal or the guided version, to learn more about us!

 

If you want to stay longer at our rural hotel, please see the 7 night version of this trip! You deserve each minute you spend at our country-inn!

 

Read terms&conditions before booking our tour.

1

Day 1

Arrival to Évora.
  • Transfer :  to our farm, Monte do Serrado de Baixo.
  • Briefing on your Alentejo walking tour.
  • Dinner :  included in guided and self guided tours.
2

Day 2

Leaving the guesthouse towards the 16th century aqueduct, built to solve the water shortages in the city, this walk will lead to the Ancient city of Évora. Along the way the small farms and aromatic herbs that grow by the aqueduct will keep you company. To end the day, after a visit to the most relevant historical sites, there is nothing better then a cool calm drink in Évora centre square surrounded by age old buildings feeling the flow of life passing you by.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 to 15 km’s– your choice
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Meals: Not Included
  • Accommodation: Same Hotel
3

Day 3

Enjoy the beautiful Holm oak forest dotted by impressive granite boulders which, 6000 years ago, were used by our ancestors to build their burial sites and magic cult sites. Discover these sites and their surroundings. You will visit the Dolmen of Zambujeiro – biggest in Europe, the Cromlech of Almendres, the Menir of Almendres and the church of Mitra. Great Portugal Walks!

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 15, 16 or 18 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Meals: Not Included
  • Accommodation: Same Hotel
4

Day 4

Today while we follow along the lovely river Degebe.  We discover old water mills and try to imagine how they worked. Then we leave the river side and start walking up to conquer wonderful views. Finally a castle starts to take shape in the horizon. It is the surreal castle of Valongo, built in the middle of nowhere by, some say, the Romans. Then back to our lovely rural guesthouse.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Included on guided tours
  • Accommodation: Same Hotel
5

Day 5

Departure or continue your Alentejo walking tours.

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Day 2 – The Silver Water Aqueduct
Day 3 – The Megalithic Monuments
Day 4 – The Conquest of the Castle of Valongo

*Guided Tour
** Self Guided Tour

GT* (per person)SGT** (per person)
Minimum 4 Adults395€275€
Minimum 2 Adults540€350€
4 nights on double room with breakfast
Welcome regional snack
1 dinner with 2 drinks
Transfers for starting points and back from walk
Personal accident insurance for the tour days
VAT tax
1 more dinner
Guide
Picnic lunches for every walking tour day
Travel insurance – see terms&conditions
Tour cancelation insurance
Other snacks along the days
Other meals – as mentioned on tour program
Transfer to and from airport

SUPPLEMENTS

Single supplement: 160 €
July/August supplement: 24 €

Transfer between Lisbon airport and the farm, each way:

  • 54 € per person, for a minimum of 4
  • 108 € per person, for a minimum of 2

GPS rental: 50 €
Phone rental (doesn’t include cost of calls): 10 €

UPGRADES (FOR BOTH GUIDED OR SELF GUIDED HIKING HOLIDAYS)

In one of the nights you can enjoy a Cooking Class on Alentejo food. We will teach how to prepare a delicious Alentejo meal. We use ingredients you will find at home so that when you go back you can invite your friends for a slide show and a great dinner.
If you buy this as an extra dinner, cost will be 38,50 € per person. If you want to up grade one of the already included dinners, cost will be 20 € per person.

You may do this tour at any date, subject to availability. Just fill in the booking form .

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 6 reviews
April 25, 2017

Wonderful walking trip in Evora, Portugal with Turaventur
Had a great walking week with Turaventur in April, 2017. With our guide we visited ancient stone circles, vineyards, old hilltowns and had local experiences that only a guide who lives in the area can provide. This is a jewel waiting to be discovered…so glad we did!

May 3, 2017

Delightful walking tours in and around Evora, Portugal
Our group of 15 was guided on several days of excellent walking tours in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Teresa was our guide, and she was fabulous – informative, fun, and very well prepared. She served us delicious picnic lunches every day. I would definitely hire her again if I go back!

May 3, 2018

Walking Tours around Evora
Theresa was our group guide for 5 days and it was an incredible adventure as we heard all about the history, agricultural life, and life in general around Evora. After a visit to a cheese making farm Theresa lead us to all the stone monoliths in the area as we walked through groves of Cork Trees. We learned about the harvesting and processing of cork and the following day we hiked to a medieval castle surrounded by vineyards. Other days we visited a winery for wine tasting, toured the old city of Evora, walked to a hilltop city, visited a pottery shop, ate at a local restaurant where we made our own bread, and our last day we followed the Aqueduct to her farm where we saw her father’s antique car collection and enjoyed an outstanding lunch at her B & B.

Theresa is organized and enthusiastic about making sure you have an outstanding experience in her country. She brought a picnic lunch for all 15 of us each day with local breads, cheeses, vegetables and pastries! You can’t beat this genuine Portugal experience because she is passionate about her job and has the answers to your questions.I’d love to hike with her again in the future

May 12, 2018

Teresa guided us on a fabulous walking tour around the Evora region. She was fun, knowledgeable about history and sites, sensitive to our group needs. We just had to take it all in, enjoy the hospitality and savor the moment. Recommend her and her team to anyone that want some great hikes, sites, food and wine. Her daily picnic lunches were amazing.

Trip advisor 12 Maio 2017

June 5, 2018

Teresa is a local and knows how to immerse you into the land, culture and flavors of Portugal. Each day was filled with authentic moments of her region including a visit to her family farm. I would highly recommend anything she was leading

From Trip advisor 7th June 2017

August 29, 2018

I had a great time cycling around Monte do Serrado de Baixo. The farm house is beautiful and really comfortable and the owner, Teresa, a very charming personality. All her staff was great. The walks were fairly easy and with a lot of variety and the support always available. I did one guided day and regret now I did not book 100% guided!

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