Magnificent Castles of Alentejo
The castles of Alentejo are a fundamental part in the
historical and tourist affirmation of the territory. Built over several
centuries, they aimed to protect villages, cities and populations, always
affirming the independence of Portugal and the defense of the nation.
Today they mark the landscape of the Alentejo and are an important cultural
heritage and a source of pride for those who live in its proximity and
for those who visit and learn more from the history of these places.
Visitors from all over the world have a special attraction for Castles
and a region like the Alentejo is a privileged destination to get to
know them through excellent walks. In all the walking routes of these
programs it is possible to see, walk or visit the Castelo do Alentejo
associated with it.
Taking into account the immense territory of the Alentejo and the quantity
and great dispersion of the Castles of the Alentejo, we have organized
five different seven-day programs with six days of walks through thematic
and sub-regional spaces. These programs are presented here in a synthetic
way in order to give a global idea of the region and the walking tours
that make up each program. If you are interested in any of them,
the detailed program will be sent.
Calendar and Group
7 days program
- October to May (*)
Groups from 6 to 16 participants
Euros a day per person (dinner free - not included)
119,99 Euros a day per person (with dinners)
Bookings and Reservations
Prepare this program as early as possible. The final reservation must
be made up to three months before the date of the program, because it
takes time to prepare the hotel reservation, the final study of the
routes, the choice of guides and the public and private legal authorizations.
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The days of the program always include a pedestrian route, of varying
dimensions, but never of extreme difficulty, which starts in the morning
and runs, unhurriedly, until the end of the morning or in the afternoon.
The list of walking routes over the days, for each program, can be changed
by different conditions, always maintaining the totality of the offer
presented. Unexpected situations of a meteorological nature, restrictions
of access, inoperability of the trail, hunting days, blocking by owners
or others may imply occasional changes to the global program.
On the longest routes there will be a fly-by lunch, distributed to the
walkers after breakfast, and on the shorter walks, we try to go to lunch
at a restaurant typical of the local communities. Don't expect luxuries
or tourist sites.
After the hikes, there will be time to get to know a little of the local
communities, with a visit to the Municipal Museum, Church, Archaeological
Monument or Historic Center.
In all programs there will always be one or two visits to a Community
Institution - Center for the Elderly, Charity, Disabled, Children with
Special Needs, Environment, Nature Conservation, Wild Birds or others.
Visiting hikers will, whenever appropriate, be asked for a small financial
contribution to help this institution. However, the main reason for
these visits is to show what is done in the territory at this level
and to contribute to its dissemination.
After these visits there will be time to try a typical sample of Portuguese
cuisine. It can be more traditional in a tavern or cellar, with cheeses,
sausages and wines or more contemporary in a pastry with sweets and
The program dinner may or may not be included. In case of being included,
family-based restaurants will always be chosen, with typical food and
always with alternatives for differentiated options - medical diet,
vegetarians, religious options, others. For programs without dinner
included, you can be free in case of a place with several alternatives
or a restaurant will be chosen in the modality of "each person
chooses his menu and makes his payment".
a big size map at bottom of the page
The programs presented here usually have short or easy walks. It is
intended that each day of the program includes a visit or a detailed
explanation of the Castelo do Alentejo that is found
in its passage or in the villages of the route.
- Accommodation at Hotel with all facilities - Double room
- Breakfast an Hotel, all days
- Lunch box ou restaurant lunch
- Dinner all days OR free dinner (not included)
- Transfers from/to airport/train station (fly/train not included)
- Transfers from/to trails places
- Permanent guide and logistics
- Insurance and national licences by law
- VAT and Taxes
Suplements to consider
Wine Cheese / Coffee Cake - Pay at local places.
- Single Room - 30,00 to 40,00 Euros a day.
- Charity Donation or Community Visits at local institutions.
- Summer, Christmas, New Year, Easter - Ask disponibilities
and extra custs.
- Groups with less than 6 or more than 16 participants - Ask specific
program and custs.
This information must be oficialized by a concret proposal and budget.
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The interior of the Alentejo has a set of castles where the fortifications
of royal or stately housing predominate. Many of them served as accommodation
for kings and queens, wedding ceremonies, signing of peace treaties,
commemorative ceremonies for historical dates and most of them were
transformed into tourist accommodation spaces of the National Network
of Pousadas de Portugal.
The Waterfields of Maranhão - AVIS .
7Km - Low difficulty - Accessible
to all walkers
. Monumental Route - ESTREMOZ .
- Medium difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
. The Historic Peace Treaty - EVORAMONTE
10,5Km Medium difficulty -
Accessible to all walkers
. Between Stitches and Hills - ARRAIOLOS
9,8Km - Medium
difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
. The Conquest of São Bento - ÉVORA
7,1Km - Low
difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
Olive Orchads and Oak Groves - MONTEMOR .
13,6Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers