THE WONDERS OF THE INLAND ALENTEJO WALK TOUR

Tours & Sightseeing, The meeting point is at Lisbon airport, where you will be welcomed and transferred to the first accommodation, the charming Quinta das Lavandas estate, the biggest organic lavender plantation in the country. You will be provided a mobile phone, GPS with the tracks and a booklet with full information. You will then have time to relax and stroll through the pleasant vegetable gardens, orchards and greenhouses on the estate. to null

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Take advantage of the route to discover the secrets of a land of plains with immense horizons, dotted with silvery olive trees, whitewashed houses, megaliths and castles and, above all, space and tranquillity. So take your time. On the way, enjoy nature and all the vestiges of its Roman and Moorish past, spread through its towns and cities.Marvão is one of the wonders of Portugal. It is one of the best-preserved fortified villages in Portugal, situated on a spectacular escarpment facing Spain. The view from the top of its ancient walls is breathtaking. Castelo de Vide is famed for its romanticism, its abundant greenery and strong historical legacy. Lose yourself on the streets of Portalegre’s historical centre. The cuisine of this unique area of the country is strong and charismatic. Don’t forget to ask for a local wine!Enjoy authentic and charming hideaways perfectly adapted to the stunning scenery and enjoy complete relaxation. 
Day 1: Arrival The meeting point is at Lisbon airport where we will transfer you to the first accommodation Quinta das Lavandas which has the biggest organic lavender plantation in the country, where you briefed about the tour including a booklet and a GPS with the tracks. You will have time to relax and stroll through the pleasant vegetable gardens, orchards and greenhouses on the estate. Day 2: São Mamede Mountain Range After a delicious home-made breakfast, the starting point is the picturesque and romantic village of Castelo de Vide. The route starts by following old trails that lead up to Serra de São Mamede mountain range towards the peak of Senhora da Penha (Our Lady of the Rock). The route is stunning, as indeed are the sights that await you in the region. Afterwards, you descend westwards over historical trails and footpaths that wind between charming groves of cork oaks and lead you back to Castelo de Vide (15 km + 750m).Day 3: Serra de São Mamede, Castelo de Vide, MarvãoThe route starts on the estate itself, from where you will  go through the São Mamede Natural Park which once conected the two major towns in the region, Castelo de Vide and Marvão. When you can see Marvão from the top of a rock at an altitude of around 800m, you are nearly at your destination. The path continues  inland, bringing you to the lovely Quinta do Marvão. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view over the mountains (11km + 400m).Day 4: Marvão history, charms, and dazzling viewsAfter breakfast, the destination is Marvão. This picture-perfect walled village built on a spectacular 862m high escarpment facing Spain offers history, charm and dazzling views. The final ascent is over historical medieval cobblestones through a fabulous wood of centuries-old cork oaks! Venture through the narrow streets and explore the castle. Afterwards, it is a short descent to Quinta do Marvão (11km + 700m).Day 5: Galegos and Porto de EspadaThe start of the route is in Galegos, near the border with Spain, and follows historical paths flanked by centuries-old granite walls. You will be amazed at the ancient cork oaks and olive trees you encounter as you approach the beautiful village of Porto de Espada. After you will pass the Apartadura dam, and finally the charming Quinta da Dourada (17km + 500).Day 6: The peak of São Mamede Mountain range The destination of the route is the peak of Serra de São Mamede, meeting local flora and fauna on the way. The viewpoint at the peak of Serra de São Mamede offers unparalleled views of the magical town of Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and the mountain ranges  in the surroundings (13km + 700m).Day 7: DepartureAfter a tasty breakfast  we will transfer you back to Lisbon or Lisbon airport.

What’s included

  • 6 nights’ accommodation with breakfast;
  • Welcome reception at the airport with information about the programme providing a mobile phone, GPS track; GPS rental and informational material;
  • Pic-nic to go on the activity days;
  • 1 dinner at Quinta da Dourada (drinks not included)
  • Transfer of luggage between accommodations;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Transfer from/to airport.
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Dinners; Extra Activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival  The meeting point is at Lisbon airport where we will transfer you to the first accommodation Quinta das Lavandas which has the biggest organic lavender plantation in the country, where you briefed about the tour including a booklet and a GPS with the tracks. You will have time to relax and stroll through the pleasant vegetable gardens, orchards and greenhouses on the estate. 
Day 2: São Mamede Mountain Range  After a delicious home-made breakfast, the starting point is the picturesque and romantic village of Castelo de Vide. The route starts by following old trails that lead up to Serra de São Mamede mountain range towards the peak of Senhora da Penha (Our Lady of the Rock). The route is stunning, as indeed are the sights that await you in the region. Afterwards, you descend westwards over historical trails and footpaths that wind between charming groves of cork oaks and lead you back to Castelo de Vide (15 km + 750m).
Day 3: Serra de São Mamede, Castelo de Vide, Marvão The route starts on the estate itself, from where you will  go through the São Mamede Natural Park which once conected the two major towns in the region, Castelo de Vide and Marvão. When you can see Marvão from the top of a rock at an altitude of around 800m, you are nearly at your destination. The path continues  inland, bringing you to the lovely Quinta do Marvão. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view over the mountains (11km + 400m).
Day 4: Marvão history, charms, and dazzling views After breakfast, the destination is Marvão. This picture-perfect walled village built on a spectacular 862m high escarpment facing Spain offers history, charm and dazzling views. The final ascent is over historical medieval cobblestones through a fabulous wood of centuries-old cork oaks! Venture through the narrow streets and explore the castle. Afterwards, it is a short descent to Quinta do Marvão (11km + 700m).
Day 5: Galegos and Porto de Espada The start of the route is in Galegos, near the border with Spain, and follows historical paths flanked by centuries-old granite walls. You will be amazed at the ancient cork oaks and olive trees you encounter as you approach the beautiful village of Porto de Espada. After you will pass the Apartadura dam, and finally the charming Quinta da Dourada (17km + 500).
Day 6: The peak of São Mamede Mountain range  The destination of the route is the peak of Serra de São Mamede, meeting local flora and fauna on the way. The viewpoint at the peak of Serra de São Mamede offers unparalleled views of the magical town of Marvão, Castelo de Vide, and the mountain ranges  in the surroundings (13km + 700m).
Day 7: Departure After a tasty breakfast  we will transfer you back to Lisbon or Lisbon airport.
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