Located on a small elevation, surrounded by extensive plains, the town
of Ferreira do Alentejo is today an important center of agricultural
production with emphasis on the cultivation of olive groves and the
production of olive oil. Legend has it that here there was a city with
a Roman foundation called Singa, which was defended from barbaric invasions
by the wife of a blacksmith, armed with strong iron mallets. Thus the
name of the village would have been born. Only the memory of the Medieval
Castle remains, as its stone was demolished in the 19th century to be
used in the construction of the village houses and in its place to be
built the cemetery. It becomes incredible as in lands with little relief
and elevations, but strongly marked by water lines and irrigation systems,
you can find such distinct landscapes and historical heritages so rich
since a distant past.
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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Tour "Rota do Montado" - "Cork Oak Route"
15Km - Medium difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
A territory marked by the classic images of cork oak and holm oak, on
land where rainfed agriculture prevails, with wide cereal fields, alternating
with areas of ancestral colonization. The passage through ancient strongholds
for the defense of valuable ores, today transformed into typical villages,
where time seems to have stopped and where whitewashed walls reign.
The montado is a man-made ecosystem, characteristic of the Alentejo.
They are cork and holm oak forests with a very delicate balance and
that only exist in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa.
The cork oaks are robust trees, with a bark of enormous commercial importance,
called cork, which is removed very carefully every nine-year cycle.
08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Fortes Village
13:00h - Lunch box at tour
16:00h - Gastronomical Taste
20:00h - Dinner at Traditional Restaurant
Tour "Costa de Sines" - "Sines Coast"
11,2Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Sines Peninsula is the westernmost
point on the entire Alentejo coast. As a result of its connection to
the sea, Sines is a port city, traditionally a base for fishing and,
in the last few decades, an important deep-water port where there is
a major maritime port. However, the good organisation of the territory
in Sines means that magnificent scenery can be enjoyed along the coast,
practically on the doorstep of the traditional and historical urban
08:30h - Breakfast at Hotel or Rural Tourism - Checkout
10:00h - Start of Walking Tour at Sines Village
13:00h - Lunch box at tour
15:00h - End of program of 6 days