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Trekking in Alentejo, Portugal

Trekking in Alentejo may well be one of the best memories you take home after you visit Portugal. In fact, it will be perfect for those who love to walk in contact with nature but would still enjoy getting in touch with the history of Alentejo and exploring its heritage in cities like Évora, ancient castles with incredible views, prehistoric sites, the unbelievable coastline of Alentejo. Always with a nice night rest at a charming hotel.

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Alentejo trekking – The views

Allow yourself the time to come trekking in Alentejo. Recharge your batteries and get back home with memories to share. We feel very confident that you will want to come back.

1 – Trekking in Alentejo, Portugal – “Nature, History, Traditions” itinerary (8 days)

This 8-day trek in Alentejo takes a route deliberately traced to surprise you every day. The way all great walks in Portugal or anywhere else should be. Join us and meet the friendly people of Alentejo living in ancient towns after you cross the peaceful fields at your own pace, discovering our fauna and flora.

Évora (UNESCO) – The Silver Water Aqueduct – The Megalithic Monuments – Valongo Castle – Serra D’ossa – São Pedro do Corval – Monsaraz – Return trip

Trek of around 45mi / 73km or 56.5mi / 91km (your choice)
Difficulty – easy / easy+ (challenging parts if you wish)

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8-day Alentejo trekking tour itinerary

The itinerary of our Alentejo trekking experience can be partially adapted to your own tastes and physical condition. It is virtually accessible to every trekker but it can become more challenging too. It is available in both guided and self guided trekking tours.

Nature, History, Traditions trekking - programme and highlights
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8

Arrival to Évora

  • Transfer to the accommodation farm and trekking briefing

Dinner included

Alentejo trekking – Geraldo Square, Evora

Alentejo Walking route “The Silver Water Aqueduct”

  • Trekking along side the 16th century Silver Water Aqueduct towards the city of Evora
  • Walk through small farms and smell the lovely aromatic herbs
  • End the day in Evora historical centre, having a drink in the calm beautiful main square

7.5-9.3 mi / 12-15 km (your choice), easy
Accommodation at the farm

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Alentejo trekking – Silver Water Aqueduct, Evora

Alentejo Walking route “The Megalithic Monuments”

  • Trekking through beautiful Alentejo fields around Evora
  • Visit the prehistoric sites of Almendres Cromlech, Almendres Menhir, Zambujeiro Dolmen and also Mitra Church

9.3, 10 or 11.2 mi / 15, 16 or 18 km (your choice), easy
Accommodation at the farm

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Alentejo trekking – Almendres Cromelech

Alentejo Walking route “Valongo Castle”

  • Trekking along the river Degebe
  • Leave the river bank to start walking up to Valongo Castle, in the middle of farming fields
  • Transfer to Serra d’Ossa by car

7.5 mi / 12 km , easy+
Accommodation in Hotel Convento de São Paulo
Dinner included

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Walking through dirt roads

Alentejo Walking route “Serra d’Ossa”

  • Trekking Serra d’Ossa, a beautiful sierra with plenty of animals and plants for you to discover

4.3, 7.5 or 11.8 mi / 7, 12 or 19 km (your choice), easy+ or challenging
Accommodation in Hotel Convento de São Paulo
Dinner included

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Alentejo trekking – Serra d’Ossa

Alentejo Walking route “Clay and Olive”

  • Transfer to São Pedro do Corval by car
  • Start at this charming small village, renowned for its pottery, and walk in olive fields finding gems like the Lovers’ Stone and the Church of Our Lady of Rosário

10 mi / 16 km, easy+
Accommodation in Hotel Rural Horta da Moura
Dinner included

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Alentejo trekking – Lovers’ rock
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Alentejo trekking – Clay village Sao Pedro do Corval

Alentejo Walking route “The Medieval Village of Monsaraz”

  • Trekking up the hill until you conquer the fortified village of Monsaraz, always visible along the way
  • Take the memory of the amazing views over Alqueva Lake home with you together with plenty of photos

6.8 mi / 11 km, easy+
Accommodation in Hotel Rural Horta da Moura
Dinner included

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Alentejo trekking – Conquering Monsaraz

Return trip

  • Leaving the outskirts of Monsaraz
  • Going home? Starting a new trekking adventure in Alentejo, Portugal?
Nature, History, Traditions trekking - Prices and terms
Prices for the trekking tour
Prices for self guided trekking tour
From 598€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 2)
From 434€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 4)

For supplements and guided tour, please ask for a quote

Dates
You can come trekking in Alentejo with us at any date (subject to availability)

Included:
– 7 nights on double room with delicious breakfast
– Welcome regional snack
– 5 dinners with 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks
– Transfers to and from the walk tours
– Transfers between hotels
– Personal accidents during the tour days
– VAT tax

Not included:
– Travel insurance
– Tour cancelation insurance
– Meals not mentioned in the programme
– Snacks in the treks (you can order picnics from hotels)
– Transfers to and from airport

2 – Trekking in Alentejo, Portugal – “Countryside, Castles and Coast” (8 days)

Trekking in Alentejo is much more than walking through the beautiful fields travellers see when they research online. This particular trekking itinerary does allow you to explore that part of the olive and cork forest. But it also immerses you in the quiet rhythm of cities and villages where our people live. In the last days, the trek is made in the Alentejo coast, one of the most well-preserved in Europe.

Such a route is so rich that we are sure you will go home with a clear view of what Alentejo is all about. Diversity is one of the highlights of this trekking experience.

  • Follow an historic aqueduct that has been in the plain for centuries
  • Get to know Evora, a world heritage site according to UNESCO
  • Conquer Monsaraz castle and marvel at the views over Alqueva artificial lake, the largest in Europe
  • Explore Alentejo coastline: hike the cliffs and beaches, cross rivers
  • Get in touch with real people: meet potters and fishermen
  • Taste the acclaimed local gastronomy and signature products like cheese and wine
  • Witness the flora and fauna in the interior of Alentejo and in the natural park at its coast

The 8-day trek “Countryside, Castles and Coast” shows you an Alentejo that you probably didn’t know existed. Venture on a self-guided tour or, even better, take the full experience by letting a guide show you the way and tell you all about the monuments, culture, gastronomy and traditions of the people who live in this part of Alentejo.

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Alentejo trekking by the coast means finding these views

This is the trekking you have been looking for if you are a nature and history lover passionate about finding local cultures. Go back home with memories to share. You will want to come back.

Trekking Alentejo, Portugal – Countryside, Castles and Coast itinerary

Évora (UNESCO) – The Silver Water Aqueduct – Monsaraz – São Pedro do Corval – Porto Covo – Vila Nova de Milfontes – Almograve – Entrada da Barca/Zambujeira – Odeceixe – Return trip

Trek of min 44.2 mi, max 65.7 mi / min 71 km, max 105.5 km (your choice)

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8-day Alentejo trekking tour itinerary – Countryside, Castles and Coast

The itinerary of our Alentejo trekking experience can be partially adapted to your own tastes and physical condition. It is virtually accessible to every trekker but it can become more challenging too. This adventure in Portugal is available in both guided and self guided trekking tours.

Countryside, Castles and Coast - programme and highlights
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8

Arrival to airport

  • Transfer to Evora, UNESCO World Heritage Centre (included only in guided trekking tour)
  • Check-in to the accommodation farm and welcome drink (possibility to stay in Evora city center)
  • Briefing on the trekking tour in Portugal

– Dinner at the farm included

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Tour South of Portugal trekking – Visiting Evora city centre

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Silver Water Aqueduct

  • Trekking alongside the 16th century Silver Water Aqueduct towards the city of Evora
  • Walk through small farms and smell the lovely aromatic herbs
  • End the day in Evora historical centre, having a cool drink in the calm beautiful main square
  • Visit and wine tasting experience at a local winery after a short walk (included in guided tours)

– Hiking distance: 8.7 mi / 14 km
– Dinner at the farm (included in guided tours)
– Accommodation at the farm

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Alentejo trekking – Silver Water Aqueduct arriving in Evora
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Alentejo trekking – Silver Water Aqueduct, Evora city centre UNESCO

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Medieval Castle

  • Reach the beautiful Monsaraz Castle at the top of the hill hiking between schist rock walls
  • Unbelievable views over Alqueva Lake taking home memories and photos
  • Possibility to finish the hike with a swim or a canoe trip (weather permitting)
  • Return to the farm in Évora with a stop at São Pedro do Corval, a village famous for its pottery

– Hiking distance: 10 mi / 16 km
– Picnic lunch along the way (included in guided tours)
– Accommodation at the farm in Évora
– Dinner not included

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Leave the tarmac road and conquer Monsaraz trekking in dirt tracks
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Trekking Alentejo – Visit to Sao Pedro do Corval, pottery village

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Island Route

There will be 2 options for the Alentejo walk this day.

OPTION 1

  • Visit to a cheese factory, learning the simple secrets of its production in Alentejo, Portugal
  • Transfer to Porto Covo, a fishermen village in the Alentejo coast with a relaxing vibe and lovely architecture
  • Visit to the fort of the Pessegueiro Island (no entrance), with a scenic view over the cliffs
  • Stroll along cliffs, sand dunes and beaches (we can walk along the beach for part of the day in low tide)
  • Transfer from Malhão Beach to Vila Nova de Milfontes, where the river estuary and/or sea will allow us to have a refreshing dive
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Relaxing in Porto Covo, an amazing place to start the coastline hike in Alentejo Portugal
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Pessegueiro Island from the beach, trekking Alentejo style

OPTION 2

  • Skip the cheese factory and leave the farm at 7am to reach Porto Covo at 9.30
  • Hike as described above until Malhão Beach and then continue for 10 kms more until Vila Nova de Milfontes through magnificent cliffs and a breathtaking scenery
  • Visit to the fishing port Porto das Barcas, where we can walk until the “middle of the ocean” (we can talk to the local fishermen and watch as they do their craft)

– Hiking distance: OPTION 1 – 6.2 mi / 10 km; OPTION 2 – 12.4 mi / 20 km
– Lunch along the way (included in guided tours)
– Accommodation at a hotel just by the river/beach in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes
– Dinner not included

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Walking the Alentejo coast until you find Vila Nova de Milfontes

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Beaches Route

  • River crossing on a small boat breathing in the wonderful athmosphere as we leave Vila Nova de Mil Fontes behind
  • Trekking alongside the coast following the trail with views over geologic formations, agricultural crops and animals on their pastureland
  • Possibility to leave the trail and hike on 2 long beaches
  • In Spring, especially April and May, the flowers in the fields delight us and make us stop for yet another photo.

– 9.3 + 1.6 mi / 15 + 2.5 km (possibility to pay for taxi to save the extra (+) walk on the road to reach the hotel)
– Accommodation in the quiet village of Longueira, in a hotel with a swimming pool
– Picnic lunch along the way and dinner (both included in guided tours)

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Alentejo beach trekking near Vila Nova de Milfontes
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Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina – Natural Park Alentejo, trekking in the nature

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Sand Dunes

  • Walk from Almograve beach to Entrada da Barca/Zambujeira enjoying the amazing sand dunes
  • There is a lot to see during the day: the fishing port, the colour-changing dunes that sometimes make you feel like you are in the desert, the ever-changing coastline, the wildlife (including the only storks in the world that build their nests on rocky islets)

– Hiking distance: 5+5+2.5 mi / 8+8+4 km (walk the 3 parts or get a taxi at the end of any of them)
– Picnic lunch along the way and dinner (both included in guided tours)
– Accommodation in Zambujeira do Mar (no swimming pool but walking distance to the beach)
– Breakfast included

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Lighthouse in Cabo Sardao, Alentejo Portugal
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Trekking Alentejo dunes, feel one with the landscape

“Countryside, Castles and Coast” Trekking Alentejo – The Cliffs

  • Walk from Zambujeira to Odeceixe on cliffs even more memorable than the ones you have seen on day 6
  • Small inviting beaches where you can refresh yourself and absorb the coastline from a different perspective
  • Finish the 8-day trekking strong at the mouth of the Peixe river, a marvel on its own
  • Choose between a farewell swim in the river or the Atlantic ocean

– Hiking distance: 5+3.7+2.5 mi / 8+6+4 km (walk the 3 parts or get a taxi at the end of any of them)
– Picnic lunch along the way and dinner (both included in guided tours)
– Accommodation in Odeceixe (buffet breakfast included)

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Trekking Alentejo cliffs – enjoy the views

Return trip

  • Departure
Countryside, Castles and Coast - Prices and terms
Self guided trekking tourGuided trekking tourSupplements
844€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 4)
931€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 2)

Included in self guided trekking tour:
– Accommodation – option 2 on day 5
– 1 dinner at the farm, without drinks
– Transfer Évora-Alentejo coast
– 24h phone support
– Maps, route instructions and history notes
– Personal accident insurance
– VAT tax
– Souvenir

Not included:
– Travel insurance
– Tour cancelation insurance
– Meals not mentioned in the programme
– Snacks in the treks
– Wine at dinner
– Transfers to and from airport

1224€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 4)
1786€ per person sharing double room (minimum of 2)

Included in guided trekking tour:
– Everything already included in the self guided tour
– Transfer from/to airport
– Transfer Evora-Alentejo coast
– Support car during 4 walking days at the coast (not necessary in other areas)
– Walking guide with the group
– Assistant guide at the coast
– 5 picnic lunches (7 nights option), 2 Picnic lunches (3 nights option)
– 4 dinners without wine (7 optional)
– 1 wine tasting at winery
– 1 cheese tasting
– Souvenir

Not included:
– Travel insurance
– Tour cancelation insurance
– Meals not mentioned in the programme
– Snacks in the treks
– Wine at dinner

– Single from July 1 to 11 – 231€ per person
– Single from July 12 to 7 September – 458€ per person
– Single from September 8 to 30 – 322€ per person

July to September:
– July 1-11 – 58€ per person
– July 12-September 7 – 124€ per person
– September 8-30 – 62€ per person

Some hotels have a minimum stay in the summer, so tour may have to be adapted.

The following supplement prices only apply to the self guided tour (these transfers are included in the guided tour)

Transfer Lisbon airport-Evora:
– 56€ per person for a minimum of 4
– 75€ per person for a minimum of 2

Transfer Odeceixe-Lisbon airport:
– 72€ per person for a minimum of 4
– 129€ per person for a minimum of 2

  • The trekking tours are held by a tour operator partner of Visitevora, to whom we associated because we consider it the best option in this kind of tours

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