The region of Marvão and the Serra da São Mamede, a protected nature reserve, is a wonderful place for walking. A mountain range with the highest point of 1025 meters, is a treasure of rich and diversified flora and fauna. A microclimate with thick vegetation, megalithic stones, ancient roman roads and pathways, full of wildlife including rare birds of prey such as the vulture, kite or Bonelli eagle. And with a some luck you might see wild boar or deer.
In this nature park there are 5 walks one that we discovered in Feburary 2009 that takes you to Marvão, an imposing and peaceful town on the highest crest of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park.
A picturesque walled town of white houses, narrow cobbled streets, Gothic arches, Manueline windows and the magnificent castle, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
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|Location||Marv„o, Alto Alentejo, Portugal|
|Date walked||Feburary 2009|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Easy to moderate|
|Distance||7.38 km / 4.6 miles|
|Time taken||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Map used||A leaflet from the Marv„o tourist office.|
|Walk source info||A leaflet from the Marv„o tourist office.|
|Getting there||By car to the start at Portagem swimming pool.|
|Places to stay||O Poejo - small hotel Casabrasao - self catering|