The fields around Monsaraz display treasures from prehistory in the
form of various megalithic monuments that testify to the intense human
presence in the territory. At the top of a rock, in the past almost
impossible to reach, rises the Medieval Village, once a stronghold of
Muslim peoples and Christianized by the advance of the first kings of
Portugal. The old Arab castle grew and a whole line of walls defended
the Medieval VIla which, today, has become a living museum with landscapes
overlooking the plains and the Great Lake Alqueva. The walking routes
of this program will go through ancestral paths around Monsaraz and
in the surrounding region in a program that discovers hidden treasures
and local populations that keep this piece of land alive.
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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do Castelo de Terena" - "Conquest of Terena Castle"
15,2Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
village of Terena, situated in the territory of Alandroal, is one of
the best kept secrets of the Alentejo. It’s as though time stopped,
as if wanting to leave an imprint of a very important historic past,
as evidenced by the testimony of so many times and so many civilizations,
highlighting the best heritage of the pre-Christian God Endovelicus
and the strategic position of the border with Spain, with a vital need
for defence and settlement.
08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Terena Castle
12:00h - Lunch box at tour
18:00h - Visit to Terena Castle and Free Walk in Terena Village
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant