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Montemor o Novo

Montemor Olive Orchards and Oak Groves

Code: MNN PR4
Geographical location: Montemor
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Rurality
Distance: 13.6 km
Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours
Type of surface: Country paths and ecotrails
Ascent/descent: 276 m
Minimum altitude: 143 m
Maximum altitude: 253 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: Largo Calouste Gulbenkian, Montemor o Novo
Geographical coordinates: N38º38'55'' W08º12'54''
Geographical coordinates: 38.648590º -8.215197º
Where to park: Public car park at the site

Useful Contacts:

Montemor o Novo Tourist Board
Telephone: +351 266 898 103

It is said that Montemor o Novo is the Alentejo on your doorstep because its geographical location is so central that it is easy to get to whichever route you choose.
And it was precisely because of this ancient crossroads that people began settling in this hamlet, the largest in the area. The whitewashed houses of the village are surrounded by extensive green fields, ancient olive orchards and abundant cork and holm oak groves.

This is a true country itinerary where authenticity abounds and where the Alentejo’s greatest agricultural wealth is to be found. There are no steep hills on this route; it takes you through delightful scenarios of peaceful greenery, along easily-accessible country paths and finishes at an ecotrail that reuses the final part of a deactivated railway line.