A Rambling holiday in Portugal should include Carreiras
|Distance||9.3 Km||Grade||Easy to Moderate|
|Time||3.5 hours||Type||Circular walk|
This ramble follows a medieval road from Castelo de Vide to the hilltop village of Carreiras. The walk descends steeply from 700 metres at the highest point to 495 metres at its lowest along the south easterly side of the Sao Mamede mountain range where the park meets the Alentejo plain.
The route traverses a granite landscape and some very significant woodland areas of cork oak, oak, chestnut and olive trees. White broom, heather and lavender enhance the pathways. Look out for the various vantage points en route and savour the magnificent views.
The cobblestone patterns of the paved mediaeval paths on this route are identical to those found in the oldest part of Castelo de Vide from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Enjoy the village of Carreiras situated at an altitude of 600 metres with its 16th century church.
We provide a 1/25000 scale walking map and walking notes for our guests when they arrive at the Quinta but you are welcome to download and use these PDF files.
Do you have friends who would like to see these walking maps and notes?
- Alentejo-Walk-Map-Carreiras.pdf 5.3Mb
- Walking-in-Carreiras-Notes.pdf 166kb
- Walking-in-Carreiras-Leaflet-1.pdf 1.9Mb
- Walking-in-Carreiras-Leaflet-2.pdf 2.7Mb
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Sao Mamede Hills near Portalegre, Alentejo, Portugal