OVERLOOKING PORTEL, WALK ALONG TRAILS FULL OF HISTORY AND DISCOVER THE MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS OF MURTEIRAS AND THE GAFANHOEIRA RUINS
Discover the genuine Alentejo on foot and don’t miss the opportunity to explore this stunning region. Among the various options for walks, a special highlight is the viewpoint of the village located in the municipality of Portel. Upon reaching the top, the panoramic view surprises all visitors, revealing an enchanting landscape. However, the real secret of this village lies in the spectacular trails that surround it, inviting you to embark on an unforgettable journey. As you walk along the ancient trails, you will be transported to a bygone era, following in the footsteps of those who travelled these lands over the centuries. One of the notable destinations is the group of megalithic monuments of Murteiras. These imposing and enigmatic structures date back to ancient times, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region’s ancient history. Another fascinating place the trails take you is to the ruins of the Gafanhoeira springs. Abandoned for over 70 years, these ancient fountains have witnessed the passage of time and tell silent stories of the past. As you explore these ruins, you can feel the nostalgic atmosphere and imagine what this once vibrant place would have looked like. One of the most rewarding experiences of exploring the genuine Alentejo on foot is having the opportunity to enjoy isolated and unknown places, even to some locals. Prepare your own picnic and share a meal with us in picturesque settings where tranquillity and nature are the only company. Find a spot in the shade of a century-old tree or near a serene stream and feel immersed in the peace and serenity of the rural environment. While enjoying your meal, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the authenticity and simplicity of life in the Alentejo. The local gastronomy is rich in traditional flavours and high quality regional products. Try the delicious cheeses, the homemade bread and the internationally recognised wines, which are true culinary treasures of this region. In addition, during your walk you will encounter a variety of flora and fauna unique to the Alentejo. Enjoy the beauty of the colourful wild flowers, listen to the birds singing and observe the animals that inhabit the landscape. The generous nature of the Alentejo offers an enchanting spectacle at every step of your journey. To make your experience even more enriching, we recommend interacting with the locals. Alentejans are known for their warm hospitality and genuine friendliness. By talking to them, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the culture, traditions and daily life in this picturesque region. So don’t miss the opportunity to visit the genuine Alentejo on foot. Unravel the old trails, discover the secrets of the village of Portel, marvel at the panoramic view from the belvedere and savour the authenticity and tranquillity of this special place. Get ready for a unique journey, where every step will lead you to surprising discoveries and unforgettable memories.
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