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.