Hotel Monte Filipe is a modern and elegant accommodation unit - 4 Star
Hotel - built in 2012. It has 50 rooms equipped with all amenities and
is integrated in a rural environment, next to the village of Alpalhão
in Alto Alentejo. The name of the hotel comes from the ancestral name
of the hill where it is located, in full rural surroundings, but practically
in the center of the village of Alpalhão. It has easy access by
the main communication routes and is located at exactly the same distance
from several historical locations, places of interest and diverse and
Walking & Hiking Programs
Hotel Programs in which based on a hotel unit, the best trails
in the vicinity are covered, with a complementary program of high quality.
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
preparation - Ask information by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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".
a big size map at bottom of the page
PROGRAM INCLUDE (or not)
- Accommodation at Hotel Monte Filipe - 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.
Put your questions and ask to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour "Arribas do Tejo" - "Tagus River Banks"
16Km - Medium plus difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
This is the part of the Alentejo region located to the north of the
River Tagus. In mediaeval times, the area was defended by Belver Castle.
These were the Lands of Guidintesta, given over to the Order of the
Hospital, which built a replica of Jerusalem’s Belvoir Fortress
here. The river marks a trail through nature teeming with life; here,
too, are megalithic remains,
historical defensive structures, ancient but now submerged river and
sulphurous spas, and a huge, dammed reflecting pool, bounded by a
- Belver Medieval Castle
- Soap Museum
- Carpets Museum
Tour "Paisagens Fantásticas de Póvoa e Meadas"
- "Fantatsic Landscapes of Póvoa e Meadas"
13,2Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
The fields of Póvoa e Meadas portray an image of utter serenity
and bucolic peacefulness. The paths between walls mark the traces of
passage of many centuries of travellers who, having found refuge and
shelter here, have settled and turned lands of harsh but attractive
granite outcrops into fertile fields. Oak forests, old-growth holm oaks
and farm animals provide the ideal company for walkers along the incomparably
- Castelo de Vide Jewish Heritage
- Barona Beer Shop
- Taste "Boleima" Typical Pastry
Romantic Garden of Castelo de Vide
Tour "Rota Histórica de Flor da Rosa" - "Historical
Route of Flor da Rosa"
20Km - Medium plus difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
A vast territory was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, now
known as the Order of Malta, lands belonging to the Álvares Pereira
family, to which the history of Portugal owes so much. Between legends
of deadly loves in Flor da Rosa and secular defences in the Castles,
we have fertile lands that have been peopled with scattered settlements
since prehistoric times. Today, this is marvellous countryside for walking;
you can feel the
energy from those bygone days, in landscapes that have already borne
witness to so many fabulous civilisations.
- Flor da Rosa Medieval Castle Museum
- Historical Center of Crato Village
Tour at Alpalhão
2 hours - Cultural tour at Urban Art
Gallery of Alpalhão
Who would have thought that the best of Statuary Art was spread out
over the fields and through the streets of Alpalhão. Out there,
within the reach of everyone, admirers of art, carefree tourists and
dedicated photographers. This
is the opportunity to see each piece, each work of art. Admire every
stroke, every impact, every line. From blocks without form were born
by the carving and chisel what was always there in that block. Only
the excess has been withdrawn. For who knows, because who likes, who
- Toy Museum
- Jewish Heritage at Alpalhão House Doors
- Typical Taverns