All year round | Casa Morgado Esporão

Walking tours

Combine charming accommodation Casa Morgado Esporão with walking across Alentejo. Mix of different landscapes, scents in the morning breeze, sounds of late afternoon with beetles and crickets, golden colours of summer fields and wildlife popping up to surprise you will make you feel more alive.
Walking tours

Time & Location

All year round
Casa Morgado Esporão, R. de Dona Isabel 6, 7000-880 Évora, Portugal

About the Event

  • Charming accommodation at the historical site of Casa Morgado Esporão with all comfort you need.
  • Isolated walking tracks, just you and nature...!
  • 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.
  • We have selected the best Portugal walking tours.

1st day: Arrival to Évora

2nd day: Walking route «The Silver Water Aqueduct»

3rd day: Walking route «The Megalithic Monuments»

4th day: Walking route «Conquest of the Castle of Valongo»

5th day: Walking route «The Medieval village»

6th day: Return trip

Detailed programme (customised walk tours for different numbers of days available - let us know your preference in advance);

1st day – Arrival

Arrival to Évora.

Transfer to Casa Morgado Esporão.

Briefing on your Alentejo walking tour

Dinner not included.

2nd day – The Silver Water Aqueduct

Leaving Casa Morgado Esporão towards the 16th century aqueduct, built to solve the water shortages in the city, this walk will lead you back to the Ancient city of Évora. Along the way the small farms and aromatic herbs that grow by the aqueduct will keep you company. To end the day, after a visit to the most relevant historical sites, there is nothing better then a cool calm drink in Évora centre square surrounded by age old buildings feeling the flow of life passing you by.

Kms: 12 to 15 – your choice

Level: Easy

Lunch not included

Dinner not included

Accommodation: at same place

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3rd day – 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 Cromlech of Almendres, the Menir of Almendres and the church of Mitra.

Kms: 15, 16 or 18

Level: Easy

Lunch not included

Dinner not included

Accommodation: at same place

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4th day – Conquest of the Castle of Valongo

Today while we follow along the lovely river Degebe. We discover old water mills and try to imagine how they worked. Then we leave the river side and start walking up to conquer wonderful views. Finally a castle starts to take shape in the horizon. It is the surreal castle of Valongo, built in the middle of nowhere by, some say, the Romans.

Kms: 12

Level: Easy+

Lunch not included

Dinner not included

Accommodation: at same place

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5th day - The Medieval village

The unforgettable village of Monsaraz, built in a castle on top of a hill, is always at view. Schist rock walls will guide the walk around the beautiful fortification and finally the last climb conquers the castle and its stunning well-kept village and views over the Alqueva lake. In summer season you can even finish with a swim or a canoe trip! On the way back to the farm visit a pottery in São Pedro do Corval.

Kms: 11

Level: Easy+

Lunch not included

Dinner not included

Accommodation: at same place

6th day – Departure or continue your Alentejo walking tours

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  • Guided tour - 5 nights
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