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The Dolmens of Rabuje Route

Code: MFT PR2
Geographical location: Monforte
Type: Out and back
Main themes: Rurality, Megalithic Period
Distance: 13.4 km out and back
Approximate duration: 4 to 5 hours
Type of surface: Country paths
Ascent/descent: 116 m
Minimum altitude: 228 m
Maximum altitude: 294 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Accessibility: Suitable for blind walkers and wheelchair users.
Certifications: Approved by the FPCM (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Praça da República, Monforte
Geographical coordinates: N39º03'10'' W07º26'20''
Geographical coordinates: 39.052984º -7.439091º
Where to park: Parking available in the immediate vicinity, within the built-up area.

Useful Contacts:

Monforte Tourist Office
Telephone: +351 245 578 067

The town of Monforte boasts an excellent geographical location that marked its importance as a defensive stronghold in the territory, with its castle and urban centre being part of a strategic border defence line. Large rural estates developed in the surrounding area, with people living there since prehistoric times. The presence of important megalithic funerary monuments is a clear indicator of this fact.

On this walk you go out and back along the same route but get different views of the landscape along the way, given the different perspectives on the outward and return legs. The first part of the route winds its way through the urban space, by way of the Monforte’s public square with its churches and the riverside leisure area, followed by a section of oak groves and old-growth olive orchards.