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Ferreira do Alentejo

Cerro da Águia Route

Code: FAL PR1
Geographical location: Ferreira do Alentejo
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Cultural heritage, countryside, scenery
Distance: 13.8 km
Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours
Type of surface: Country paths
Ascent/descent: 212 m
Minimum altitude: 122 m
Maximum altitude: 207 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Certifications: Approved by the FCMP (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Ferreira do Alentejo Tourist Information Office
Geographical coordinates: N38º03'42,92'' W08º07'03,73''
Geographical coordinates: 38.061922º -8.117701º
Where to park: Public car park at the site.

Useful Contacts:

Ferreira de Alentejo Tourist Board
Telephone: +351 284 739 620

This is vast territory filled with gentle landscapes, where times passes at its own pace.
Legend has it that, in the fifth century, it was the valiant wife of the local blacksmith who, armed with sledgehammer, defended the city of Singa against invading barbarians. A defensive fortification was built on the site where the Castle of the Order of Saint James once stood, and which today is where the local cemetery is to be found. Today, the fields around Ferreira are fertile olive groves that shape a productive rural landscape and provide a restful view for the eyes and souls of passers-by.

Exploring Ferreira do Alentejo on this route is an opportunity to enjoy the restful sight of never-ending fields, where the farmlands, irrigated orchards, olive groves and livestock are all indicative of teeming life and generate wealth from every patch of land. Accessible to any walker, these lands combine immense plains with noteworthy high points that afford views extending for as far as the eye can possibly see.