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Vendas Novas

The Bifana (Pork Sandwich) Route

Code: VND PR1
Geographical location: Vendas Novas
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: History, scenery, gastronomy
Distance: 16.8 km
Approximate duration: 4 to 5 hours
Type of surface: Urban and country paths
Ascent/descent: 203 m
Minimum altitude: 111 m
Maximum altitude: 150 m
Level of difficulty: Medium
Accessibility: Suitable for blind walkers and wheelchair users.
Certifications: Approved by the FCMP (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Vendas Novas Municipal Council
Geographical coordinates: N38º40'40',08'' W08º27'18,86''
Geographical coordinates: 38.677797º -8.455236º
Where to park: Car parking available at the site.

Useful Contacts:

Vendas Novas Tourist Office
Telephone: +351 265 890 554

This is the gateway to the Alentejo, through which people from the capital come when seeking adventures in the endless countryside to the south of the River Tagus. The horizon seems to stretch endlessly and the places where people have chosen to settle over the generations are largely the result of having access to roads and railways, essential for getting around in this part of the country. The urban space is well-thought-out and organised, connecting naturally and harmoniously with the surrounding farmland and forests.