Hotel Rural Santo António
Walking & Hiking Programs

Located in the village of Arronches, close to the Spanish border, Hotel Rural Santo António offers you the rurality and natural beauty of Alto Alentejo. It has 28 rooms and a suite fully equipped with all facilities and has a restaurant where you can taste the true traditional flavors of Alentejo. In addition to the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, what impresses are the landscapes as far as the eye can see and the existential calm of the village of Arronches that is right there. Around the hotel there are several alternatives for walking routes that contemplate diverse landscapes, natural environments and historical treasures.

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
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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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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".



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- 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.

Economy program
- 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

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Hotel Rural Santo António
Bairro de Santo António Rua A
7340-041 Arronches Alentejo Portugal
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Walking Tour "Forte e Valorosa Vila de Arronches" - "Fortress and Valiant Town of Arronches"
10Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
Arronches boasts a prime geographical location next to the Arronches Stream, which normally flows all year round. The São Mamede uplands are nearby, with their nature park and a vast and extremely beautiful natural and rural territory. Added to all this is a geological treasure in terms of ornamental rocks and an extensive history of human settlement dating
back to the very earliest times of humankind.

Optional Visits
- Toy Museum
- Arronches Renassaince Main Church
- Castle Tour of Arronches
- Rurality Interative Center


Walking Tour "
Catedral Verde" - "Green Cathedral"
15Km - Medium difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
What a wonderful land this contains one of the most valuable treasures of the ancestral representations of our Neolithic ancestors. What a wonderful tribute to the light that bathes these places where people lived who insisted on leaving testimonies that have lived for more than five thousand years. All of this is not enough, as the stunning landscape enriches us with the profusion of gigantic cork oaks that form a true green cathedral, almost symbolic of extreme religiosity, combining humanized nature with human and symbolic representations. Much more than a simple walk, surely.

Optional Visits
- Pré Historical Museum of Esperança


Walking Tour "Descobrir Alegrete" - "Discover Alegrete"
Km - Medium plus difficulty - Accessible to good walkers
This walking path starts and ends in Alegrete, and offers a variety of settings. It runs through part of one of the most humanized Natural Parks of the country, which here has a landscape strongly influenced by human activities. It is precisely this characteristic that we see along the way: a mixed forest of maritime pine and eucalyptus, montados, olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens. The rockrose fields are also present,
as well as some viewing angles from the highest points of the mountain, where the Pico de São Mamede is located.

Optional Visits
- Alegrete Medieval Castel


Walking Tour "Defesas Muralhadas de Campo Maior" - "Defensive Strutures of Campo Maior"
7,5Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
Being in Campo Maior is like breathing centuries of fights and battles, now finally dormant in the ancient memory of its walls, defensive structures, barracks and castle. Legend has it that after the prehistoric and Roman occupations, it was the Moors who built the first city, Christianised in the early thirteenth century by people from neighbouring Badajoz in the kingdom of Castile. A borderland between the kingdoms of Portugal and Castile, it was forced to build a history of defences and contraband encompassing the now-peaceful fields that stretch for as far as the eye can see.

Optional Visits
- Coffee Science Center at Delta Cafés
- Campo Maior Historical Walls and City Center


Walking Tour "A Fantástica Serra de São Miguel" - "The Fantastic Hill of Saint Michael"
10,6Km - Medium difficulty - Accessible to all walkers
This is a land where the plains are interrupted by gentle but impressive hills of limestone uplands, with the Serra de São Miguel standing out on the landscape. Curiously, there is a bullring at the top of the hill, alongside an old chapel dedicated to the sword-bearing Archangel Michael. From the top of the hill you can admire a panoramic 360º view over the Alentejo’s magnificent plains.

Optional Visits
- Christos Museum
- Sousel Churchs and Chapel


Walking Tour "A Descoberta da Ribeira Grande" - "Exploring the Ribeira Grande"
7,5Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walker

When you leave Fronteira heading towards Nossa Senhora da Vila Velha, you get one of the best understandings of the region’s history, as you see how beneficial this hill was for standing guard over and defending the crossing of the Ribeira Grande (Big Stream). As you go along the stream, you can feel the effects of the abundant nature teeming with life and see how humans have taken advantage of the resources offered by this same nature. The fields stretching endlessly before you are dotted with whitewashed houses on the horizon. It is charming beyond measure.

Optional Visits
Fronteira City Center
- Village and SPA Gardens of Cabeço de Vide

Walking Tour "Linhas de Elvas" - "Military Lines of Elvas"
7Km - Low difficulty - Accessible to all walkers

Exploring Elvas and its lines means being in one of the most important barrack cities in the whole world. Military defences from the past are today historical witnesses to bygone times; they are a delight, in part because of the perfection of their construction and the marvellous preservation of the heritage they represent; and also because of the beauty of the scenery in which they stand. Extremely rich religious heritage developed alongside this
military system with many temples being built and records kept; and civilian heritage reach its peak with the construction of the majestic aqueduct.

Optional Visits
- Graça and Santa Luzia Fortresses
- Castle of Elvas
- Elvas Cathedral
- Modern Art Museum





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