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Walking in Paradise

Duration: 8 Days
 Learning and discovery
Local: Alentejo
Type:  Walking, Trekking

Isolated walking tracks only for you! Beautiful trekking in rich landscape.

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With the «Walking in Paradise» tour our aim is that you combine your wonderful stay at a very special guest house, 7 kms from Évora, with the discovery of the ever surprising Alentejo.
Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable and from the region. They know the area, our history and our way of living. They will make all the difference in your holiday!
You’ll find out your days will be plentiful but also relaxing! And our food… delicious!
During your stay we’ll take you through hidden hiking trails, but we will also take you to local cafés, beautiful isolated monuments, artisans and wineries.
Each day is different, and you’ll be amazed with the variety of the landscape, the millions of different smells and sounds, and liveliness of the nature around you.

Day 1: Arrival
 
Day 2: Walking route 1 «The Silver Water Aqueduct»

ROUTE 1 - The Silver Water Aqueduct
From our guesthouse, we walk along the aqueduct, built in the 16th century to solve the water shortages in the city. Enjoy the small farms and beautiful scenery, discover aromatic herbs and reach the city for an end of the day drink.

Base kms: 12 to 20 – your choice
Level: Easy
 
Day 3: Walking route 2

ROUTE 2 - The Megalithic Monuments
Enjoy the beautiful Holm oak forest dotted by impressive granite boulders which, 6000 years ago, were used by our ancestors to build their burial sites and magic cult sites.  
Discover these sites and their surroundings.
You will visit the Dolmen of Zambujeiro – biggest in Europe, the Cromelech of Almendres, the Menir of Almendres and the church of Mitra.
   
Base kms: 15
Level: Easy


Day 4: Visit to Évora, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, and to Arraiolos. Wine tasting at winery at a beautiful farm.
 
Day 5: Walking route 3 «Conquest of Castelo de Valongo»

ROUTE 3 - Conquest of Castelo de Valongo
Today we follow along the lovely river Degebe to discover, at the end, the surreal castle of Valongo, built in the middle of nowhere.
We return through an undulating track which passes by some vines, cattle fields and finishes back at the lovely water mill of Alcaide.
   
Base kms: 17
Level: Easy+

Day: Walking route 4 «To the Tower of Evoramonte»
 
ROUTE 4 - To the Tower of Evoramonte
You will pass by several churches (not open to visitors) and follow the tiny cobble stoned tracks that lead to the castle of Évoramonte.
At the castle we invite you to do the castle walls walk, following them all the way around and taking in the beautiful views. You can see Spain from here!

Base kms: 15
Level: Easy


7th day: Walking route 5 «The Medieval Village»

ROUTE 5 - The Mediaeval Village
The gorgeous village of Monsaraz, built in a castle on top of a hill, is always at view.
We walk around it through amazing tracks mainly surrounded by schist rock walls, and finally we conquer the castle and discover the stunning views over the Alqueva lake.
In season we can even finish with a swim or a canoe trip!
On the way back to the farm we visit a pottery in São Pedro do Corval.
 
Base kms: 15
Level: Easy+

Day 8: Return trip

Program includes:

  • 7 nights on double room with our delicious breakfast
  • Guide 
  • Welcome regional snack
  • Picnic lunches for every walking tour day 
  • All dinners with 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks (some dinners at our guesthouse, some in the city)
  • 1 lunch on the 7 nights tour
  • Personal accident and third party insurance for the tour days



Program doesn't include:

  • Transfers from and to Lisbon's airport
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tour cancelation insurance

 

CANCELLATIONS: 20% cancellation fee applied if cancelled 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations within 60 days are 100% non-cancelable

  • Isolated walking tracks only for you!
  • Monuments hidden in the middle of nature
  • Beautiful trekking in rich landscape
  • Conquering castles by foot and feeling like a mediaeval warrior!
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Stunning views from Monsaraz Castle over the Alqueva lake

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