8 Days
Duration
68 Kms
Distance
Alentejo
Location
Easy
Dificulty

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PORTUGAL WALKING TOUR

  • Accommodation at typical farm (our guesthouse) with old traditional architecture but all the comfort you need – hotel based Portugal walking tour
  • 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

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.

In a guided walking 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.
As it is a hotel based Portugal walking tour you don’t need to worry about packing and unpacking each day.

Before Booking see terms&conditions.

Remember this walking tour can be made from 1 to 6 nights. There are 5 walking routes available from our farm house. Also possible to propose a hotel in the city centre if that is your preference. Contacts us if you want prices for 3 or 6 nights. Click here for 4 nights.

1

Day 1

Arrival

2

Day 2

The Silver Water Aqueduct


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
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
3

Day 3

The Megalithic Monuments


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.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 15, 16 or 18 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
4

Day 4

Van trip to Arraiolos and Évora

Today we will take you on our van to visit Arraiolos village and its surroundings. We will stroll in the village visiting the castle and the museum. We will go to the lovely Ravasqueira farm and visit the private carriage collection and taaste their delicious wine. Then we will take you to Évora where you can visit the city, because it is well worth it every minute you give it!

5

Day 5

The Castle of Valongo


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.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
6

Day 6

To the Tower of Evoramonte


We start walking along a closed railway through beautiful scenery. With luck we will encounter some black pigs, cows and sheep. Then we climb steep tracks that lead to the castle of Évoramonte. At the castle follow the walls all the way around and take in the beautiful views. You can see Spain from here!

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 10 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
7

Day 7

The Mediaeval Village


The unforgettable village of Monsaraz, built in a castle on top of a hill, is always at view.Schist Rock walls will guide the walk around the beautiful fortification and finally the last climb conquers the castle and its stunning well-kept village and views over the Alqueva lake. In season you can even finish with a swim or a canoe trip!On the way back to the farm visit a pottery in São Pedro do Corval.

  • Location: Monsaraz
  • Distance: 11 km’s
  • Difficulty:Easy+
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided and self guided
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
8

Day 8

Departure from our Portugal hiking tours.

Remember this walking tour can be made from 1 to 6 nights. There are 5 walking routes available from our farm house. Also possible to propose a hotel in the city centre if that is your preference. Contacts us if you want prices for 3, 4,  or 6 nights. Click here for 4 nights.

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Day 2 – The Silver Water Aqueduct
Day 3 – The Megalithic Monuments
Day 5 – Conquest of the Castle of Valongo
Day 6 – To the Tower of Evoramonte
Day 7 – Medieval Village

SUPPLEMENTS

Single supplement: 263 €

July/August supplement: 42 €

GPS rental: 50 €

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

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

UPGRADES (FOR BOTH GUIDED OR SELF GUIDED)

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.

*Guided Tour
** Self Guided Tour

GT* (per person)SGT** (per person)
Minimum 4 Adults669€434€
Minimum 2 Adults936€598€
7 nights on double room in low season
Breakfast
Welcome regional snack
1 dinner with 2 drinks
Transfers for starting point and transfer back
Personal accident for the tour days
VAT tax
Guide
Picnic lunches for every walking tour day
2 more dinners
1 lunch in Arraiolos
Travel insurance – see terms&conditions
Tour cancelation insurance
Transfer to and from airport

Dates for guided tours

(10% DISCOUNT IN THESE DATES)
  • October 12th to 19th 2019
  • November 9th to 16th 2019
  • December 14th to 21st 2019
  • March 21st to 28th 2020
  • May 23rd to 30 th 2020

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

Arraiolos
Hotel 3
Megalitos 1
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Arraiolos 2
Hotel 2
Evoramonte
Hotel 1

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