8 Days
Duration
95 Kms
Distance
Alentejo
Location
Easy +
Dificulty

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF WALKING TOURS PORTUGAL

  • Accommodation at 3 fantastic and very different from each other charm hotels
  • Isolated walking tours Portugal only for you!
  • Monuments hidden in the middle of nature
  • Beautiful trekking in rich and diverse landscapes
  • A story that unfolds from the stone age through the roman and moorish era, passing by the middle ages and ending up in the present day.
  • Conquering castles by foot and feeling like a medieval warrior!
  • Évora historical center, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Stunning views from Monsaraz Castle over the Alqueva lake
  • Possible to have Guided walking holiday

In each day you will travel not only through impressive landscapes teeming with wildlife and beautiful flora but also through our rich history and traditions.

From the ancient mystical monuments to the vibrant well preserved city centers a magical voyage from the stone age to modern times to experience in first hand. Alentejo is known for its calm and serene way of life so we invite you to relax and set your pace to ours, disconnect from the rest of the world and enjoy the long hours and our easy going attitude.

This walking tours Portugal are available in guided and self guided. But we believe you will gain with a guided walking holiday.

Before Booking see terms&conditions.

 

1

Day 1


  • Transfer :  to our farm, Monte do Serrado de Baixo.
  • Briefing on our trekking in Portugal
  • 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
  • Lunch: Not Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
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.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 15, 16 or 18 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lunch: Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
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.

  • Location: Évora
  • Distance: 12 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: Hotel Convento de São Paulo
5

Day 5

Explore the Serra D’ossa sierra with its luxuriant vegetation and discover and the fauna and flora. Start your walk at the impressive convent, where you will sleep, and choose between a shorter option or a longer and more challenging trekking in Portugal.

  • Location: Serra d’Ossa
  • Distance: 7 , 12 or 19 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+ or challenging
  • Lunch: Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided and self guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Hotel
6

Day 6


Today we will leave the Hotel and go to São Pedro Do Corval by car. From this very famous pottery small village we will head out to Monsaraz. In these territory the clay along with the olive has been present since before written history. On the way visit the uncommon “Lovers’ stone” and the church of Our lady of Rosário.

  • Location: Monsaraz
  • Distance: 16 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Included
  • Dinner: Included in guided tours
  • Accommodation: Hotel Casa Pinto (no twin rooms) or similar
7

Day 7


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.

  • Location: Monsaraz
  • Distance: 11 km’s
  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Lunch: Not included – possible to order picnic at the hotel
  • Dinner: Included in guided tours
  • Accommodation: At Same Place
8

Day 8

Departure from our trekking in Portugal – or maybe do the Wild South West Coast?

General Map
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Day 2 – The Silver Water Aqueduct

Day 3- The Megalithic Monuments
Day 4 – Conquest of the Castle of Valongo
Day 5 – Serra D’Ossa, Uncharted Territory
Day 6 – Clay and Olive
Day 7 – Medieval Village

*Guided Tour
** Self Guided Tour

GT* (per person)SGT** (per person)
Minimum 4 Adults1030€810€
Minimum 2 Adults1415€990€
7 nights on double room in low season
Breakfast
Welcome regional snack
5 dinners with 2 drinks
5 picnic lunches
Transfers to and from the walk tours
Transfers between hotels
Personal accident for the tour days

VAT tax
Guide
Travel insurance – see terms&conditions
Tour cancelation insurance
Transfer to and from airport
Other snacks along the days
Other meals – as mentioned on tour program

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Supplement April 1st to 31st May – 38€
  • Supplement June 1st to 31st September – 56€
  • Single supplement – 308€
  • Single supplement April 1st to 31st May – 378€
  • Single supplement June 1st to 31st September – 420€

TRANSFERS

Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Farmhouse – 65€
Transfer from Monsaraz to Évora – 47€
Transfer from Monsaraz to Lisbon Airport – 144€

Dates for guided tours

  • November 2nd to 9th 2019
  • May 2nd to 9th 2020
  • September 26th to 3rd October 2020

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

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Tour Reviews

4.25 based on 4 reviews
January 19, 2017

I arranged this walking holiday via Portugal walks and was very pleasantly supprised with the detailed attention provided. Turaventur was our contact throughout. They provided us with detailed walking maps and a gps and were always only a phone call away. Monzaras castle a must to see, the walking routes with detailed explanation of the different sites, accommodation and food provided were all excellent. We were left with appetite for more of the same and I highly recommend this holiday for any reasonably active persons

May 26, 2019

We arranged a week-long walk through the Alentejo with PortugalWalks.com, and Turaventur was their outfitter in Portugal. We had a great time on our walk. The staff people who worked with us were patient and friendly. Transfers were always absolutely punctual. Our lodgings were a nice variety and excellent, for the most part: first a lovely peaceful farm, then a fabulous converted monastery, and finally a little inn in the hilltown of Monsaraz. Breakfasts were always diverse and hearty. The walks were in three different areas of the Alentejo, and we appreciated the thought that went into planning that.
If you are a young person, the uploaded tracks on your cell phone will be perfect guides for you, if you are doing the walks as self-guided walks. For older folks, written directions are provided, and sometimes we wished for a little more detail. But we were never seriously lost, just had to backtrack a bit now and then.
Overall, I would rate Turaventur highly, for exploring the Alentejo of Portugal in depth.

July 23, 2019

Excellent Alentejo walk
We did the self-guided Alentejo walking tour, which we booked through Portugall Walks. It was beautiful landscape, and a well-supported tour. We really enjoyed our lodging on a farm, and an ex-convento. The meals at both places, especially the farm (which is also the office for Turaventur) were exceptional. The staff we worked with were really helpful and supportive. Joana greeted us and gave us the gpx files to download on our phones; the GPS tracks matched well with the detailed directions they gave us. She even helped me get to a dentist when I had a dental isssue, and then modified our walk that day so we could still hike in the afternoon. I highly recommend this company!
Abril 2019

October 18, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking holiday in Alentejo. The accommodation was excellent, particularly the Convent and Guest House in Monsaraz. The farm was very sociable, sharing dinner together although the food not as good as elsewhere on the tour: cooked elsewhere and brought in.
The staff were very helpful. The notes and GPS good.
Our fellow travellers found an excellent place for a final meal, Michelin quality standard, which I’d thoroughly recommend. Herdade do Esporao. Delicious!
A couple of the walks could be modified to avoid walking uphill alongside cars eg end of Megalithic Monuments walk and climb to Monsaraz.
I found this a personal way to explore Alentejo, combining walking with good food and wine and the charm of the Portuguese.

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