Walk In MARVÃO
SELFGUIDED PROGRAM
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. 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.


Duration, 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


Indicative Prices
3 days program - 179,00Euros/day per person
6 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.
Ask information by email
info@walkinalentejo.com


Daily Program
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".




See a big size map at bottom of the page

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE


Include

- 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.

Economy program
- Dinners not included - Free dinner
- Private rental car not included - Use own car
- Medium size groups

Important
This information must be oficialized by a concret proposal and budget. Put your questions and ask to info@walkinalentejo.com


Tapada da Rabela


Quinta do Barrieiro

 

 


Arriving day

- Arrive at Airport ou TrainStation
- Pickup private rental car
- Journey to Marvão crossing Portugal - About 2,5/3 hours

- Checkin at Hotel or Rural Tourism
- Free time
- Dinner at Traditional Restaurant

 





Walking Tour "Conquista do Castelo de Marvão" - "Conquest of Marvão Castle"
8,5Km - Medium plus difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
Vila de Marvão is a magical place with a medieval castle on top of a rocky hill from which you can see the whole world. Perfectly preserved at the level of houses and knowledge, it is an unmistakable place. In the end, discover the ancient secrets of how wine is produced in huge clay pots and taste the local cuisine.

09:00h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Portagem Square
12:00h - Lunch box at tour
14:00h - Visit to Marvão Castle and Free Walk in Marvão Village
18:00h - Gastronomical Taste
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant
 




Walking Tour "Entre Muros e Fronteiras" - "Between Walls and Borders"
11,5Km - Medium difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
There is something mysterious about these streak lands, so it is called the border that today fades into the mountains, where in the past hissed bullets from cunning policemen in search of fast counterattackers who launched themselves here with many kilos of coffee on their backs. And because the people were wild, so the landscape is also torn by streams and the ever present River Sever, with its crystal clear waters. The paths, which opened up since Roman times, reached prehistoric villages and were made tracks of medieval cars and people who crossed them without fear. A magnificent landscape that marks the territory of Marvão in an unavoidable way.

08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Galegos Vilage
12:00h - Lunch box at tour
18:00h - Visit to a Familiar Olive Oil Mill with taste of Olives and Bread
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant

 






Walking Tour "A Fabulosa Barragem da Apartadura" - "The Fabulous Apartadura Dam "
8,5Km - Medium difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
This mountainous territory in the heart of the Serra de São Mamede Nature Park is home to a vast lake framed by green and rocky uplands. The resulting scenery is not only unique but also hard to imagine. Atop its rock, Marvão is visible in the distance and the landscape is dotted by little villages and scattered hamlets that have grown up alongside streams, fertile valleys and forests of chestnut trees. They are a feast for the eyes and soul of anyone who wanders here at leisure.

08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism - Checkout
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Apartadura Dam
12:00h - Visit to the Sculpture Park of Maria Leal da Costa
13:00h - Lunch box at tour
16:00h - Coffee and pastry time at Marvão
17:00h - End of program of 3 days

Program 6 days
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant

 



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 surveillance.


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 Tour "O Império Romano da Cidade da Ammaia" - "The Roman Empire of the City of Ammaia"
10Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
The Marvão falls are rich in springs and water lines, from where the Sever River stands out, which irrigates the fertile fields and makes agriculture rich throughout the region. Natural values abound in addition to unique landscapes shaped by millennia of human presence, from which stands the belted tree road and the fabulous caerias (lime productions) of enormous dimensions. This was the territory chosen by the Roman civilization to establish one of the most important cities in Lusitania - The Imperial City of Ammaia - a little-known treasure that will surprise any visitor.

08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Portagem Square
12:00h - Visit to the Roma Imperial City of Ammaia
13:00h - Lunch box at tour
17:00h - Visit to a Familiar Cellar of Clay Pot Wine
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant

 






Cultural 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

 









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