Marvão Village is located on a huge rock, in a quartzite crest
that is part of the Serra de São Mamede. Its foundation dates
back to the 9th century during the Muslim period, having its name originated
in one of its great lords - Ibn Marwan.
Long before Arab civilization, many other peoples settled here as shown
by various prehistoric remains and above all, in the Roman period with
the fabulous City of Ammaia. Around the high mountains there are several
water courses and springs of pure and crystalline water, which provide
the existence of fertile agricultural land and excellent conditions
for human settlement. It is through these dream scenarios, with a rich
and diverse historical heritage, that it is possible to walk in complete
safety on a well-organized network of walking routes completed with
specialized visits to the most important places in the territory.
What is a "Walk In" Program ?
The "Walk In" program, included in the great offer of Walk
in Alentejo, is aimed at short-term stays in a well-defined geographically
region, usually a municipality or its surroundings, with a well-structured,
well-signposted walking trail with elements well-organized support services
- maps, trails, documentation. The basic offer is self-guided walking
routes with a base version of three days and a long version of five
to six days, in which the offer of daily routes can be changed in the
final composition of the program. In the territory there will always
be a support person who, not guiding the walking routes, will be present
whenever necessary. If the group wishes, there will be a permanent guide
in the program. Walks are always completed with visits to typically
"non-tourist" places where the best relationship between visitors
and locals is promoted in what we like to call Proximity Tourism, which
for some is the True Luxury Tourism.
Calendar and Group
3 and 6 days programs
- January to December (*)
Weekend or weekdays
Couples, individuals (min 2 persons), families and groups
Self-guided - Walking guide as suplement
3 days program - 179,00Euros/day per person
days program - 169,00Euros/day per person
Indicative prices mean that these are the average tariffs for the different
services included. Each specific program will have an accurate budget
that depends on the group, the season, the services included and the
purchase channel used. Please always ask for information by email.
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.
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".
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- Accommodation at Hotel with all facilities - Double room
- Breakfast an Hotel, all days
- Lunch box ou restaurant lunch
- Dinner all days
- Private rental car - From/to airport/train station
- 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 costs.
- Permanent guide - Ask extra costs.
- Dinners not included - Free dinner
- Private rental car not included - Use own car
- Medium size groups
This information must be oficialized by a concret proposal and budget.
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Walking Tour "Conquista do Ninho da Águia"
- "Conquest of the Eagle's Nest"
9Km - Medium plus difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
The oldest trail between Castelo de Vide and Marvão, along secular
paths, almost forgotten by time and people, which are now revealed on
a route that is the highlight of a territory that is conquered step
by step, looking at looking, feeling to feeling. Leave Castelo de Vide
and look in the background, at the top, the almost impregnable rock
that lodges Marvão, as if it were an eagle's nest in permanent
08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
09:30h - Park the car at Marvão and transfer to Castelo de Vide
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Castelo de Vide
13:00h - Lunch box at tour
16:00h - Coffee and pastry time at Marvão
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant
Walking Visit at Marvão Medieval Village
2 Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
The Marvão Village is located on a huge rock, in a quartzite
crest that is part of the Serra de São Mamede. Its foundation
dates back to the 9th century during the Muslim period, having its name
originated in one of its great lords - Ibn Marwan. The construction
of this stronghold, almost impregnable, was essential to the defense
of a huge territory seen here, both in its origins and through the times
of Portuguese nationality, due to its proximity to the Spanish border.
Well preserved by the times, today you can find well-kept treasures,
secrets at every corner and a stone walled house with walls of whitewash
that you feel like visiting and knowing.
09:o0h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism - Checkout
10:00h - Cultural Guided Tour at Marvão Medieval Village
13:00h - Lunch box at Marvão Restaurant
15:00h - End of program of 6 days