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Vila Viçosa

Exploring the Royal Road

Code: VVC PR1
Geographical location: Vila Viçosa
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Rurality, Heritage
Distance: 8.56 km
Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours
Type of surface: Urban, country and forest paths
Ascent/descent: 248 m
Minimum altitude: 259 m
Maximum altitude: 405 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: Municipal Market, Rua D.João IV, Vila Viçosa
Geographical coordinates: N38º46'37'' W07º24'58''
Geographical coordinates: 38.776955º -7.416180º
Where to park: Public car park at the site.

Useful Contacts:

Vila Viçosa Tourist Board
Telephone: +351 268 889 317

We are in a territory that boasts immensely beautiful heritage and where white marble takes pride of place in palaces, convents, churches and statues. Apart from the splendour of its heritage, there is farmland stretching for as far as the eye can see, traditional olive and cork oak groves, and springs and streams that shape the terrain, now healthy pastures for large numbers of farm animals.