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Smuggler’s path

Smuggler’s path

You cannot imagine where the horses can go: narrow paths that cross hills in direction of the border, always surrounded by virgin landscapes.

 Lasts: 1h.

Price per person: € 25.00

Includes: expert guide, insurance, helmet, photo report, drink or beer, snacks at the end of the route.

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Mountain or river depending on the experience of the rider

Mountain or river depending on the experience of the rider

Mirador+smugglers way. Perfect for those who don’t feel still totally at ease on the horse and would like to learn while visiting the deep Alentejo.

If you already are an experienced rider or you like adventure, we suggest the River route: it includes a little cantering and also a nice downhill to the Sever, the local river.

Lasts: 2h.

Price: 40€/person

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After the trace of the Celtics (Castro da Crença)

After the trace of the Celtics (Castro da Crença)

Can you imagine the footprints of the Celtics underneath your feet? Do you want to know where and how they lived? You have found your experience!

We will take you riding through the ancient trails to the “castro da Crença” located on the banks of the Sever River, where 2500 years old remains have been found.

There you can see pieces of huge walls and constructions built by the Celtics. At sunset we will have a refreshment there, thinking of Viriato and his warriors, while the evening light bathes the fortress of Marvao…

Lasts: 3h.

Price: 65€/person.

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Route of the Sephardim

Route of the Sephardim
  1. We will follow the beatiful riverwalk of the Sever the old natural border with Spain, until Portagem. Its name means “toll”, after its role during medieval ages as border between Spain and Portugal.
A badge in the ancient tower gives a tribute to all the Jewish people that used this trail running away from the Spanish Catholic Kings. We will then cross the Rennaissance bridge (made with Roman stones from the nearby Roman city Ammaia) and take the medieval stonepath that used to link Portalegre and Marvão. On the top of the hill we will see the view and take a hunters’ trail through the woods and then head back home. Includes: snacks and drinks at the riverwalk and at the end of the ride. Insurance, helmet, tourguide. Price per person: € 60.00 Lasts: 3h.

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Route through La Raya (the border), and visit to the Miera dolmens

Route through La Raya (the border), and visit to the Miera dolmens

We will cross the border through two different points, following ancient smugglers’ routes. We will visit the 7000 year old dolmens of La Miera, proud remains of the ancient tribes that used to live in this area.

Duration: 6h. Price: € 120.00. Includes: expert guide, insurance, helmet, photo report, snacks and drink for the road, lunch at the end of the walk.

Note: we do not to this route from july to September, because of the heat.

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Route of the Dolmens.

Route of the Dolmens.

Our direction: Spain. We will take the old smugglers’ trails that lead to the border. On the way we will stop on an ancient celtic village, on the top on a hill.

The Wall of the houses still keep their rounded or square shapes, and the view from the top is breathtaking. We then cross the border (only a little stone shows it) and follow a lonely road where we can do a few cantering before taking a narrow trail that will lead us to the dolmens.

A dolmen is a 6,000-year- old human burial made of huge stones and this area has the highest concentration of them in all Western Europe. Aftervisiting them we will stop for a snack, before following our way to the medieval town San Pedro de los Majarretes.

We will have lunch in the ancient convent, where the Saint Pedro had his cell. Typical local food is offered there. Afterwards we will cross the border again (the guide will point it out where it is: in this area, the border is just a political idea) before starting our way home.

Price: 160€. Includes: drinks and snacks, insurance and helmet. Menu paid appart, according to the client’s preferences.

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Medieval Route: Portagem-Marvão-Castelo de Vide

Medieval Route: Portagem-Marvão-Castelo de Vide

We will follow the beatiful riverwalk of the Sever the old natural border with Spain, until Portagem. Its name means “toll”, after its role during medieval ages as border between Spain and Portugal.

A badge in the ancient tower gives a tribute to all the Jewish people that used this trail running away from the Spanish Catholic Kings. We will then cross the Rennaissance bridge (made with Roman stones from the nearby Roman city Ammaia) and take the medieval stonepath that used to link Portalegre and Marvão. From there we will take yet another medieval road to Castelo de Vide. When we see this amazing town we will turn back crossing the black oaks’ forest. On the best spot we will stop for a catering pic nic (menu chosen ahead). Then we will head back home. On the top of the next hill we will see the view and take a hunters’ trail through the woods until reaching our facilities.

Lasts: 8h.

Price: 160€ (menu not included, depending on the choice of the rider, from 12 to 16€).

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Route on horseback to the Molino Melara Museum Picado Nunes, in Galegos.

Route on horseback to the Molino Melara Museum Picado Nunes, in Galegos.

Route on horseback to Mill Museum Melara Picado Nunes, in Galegos. Duration: 3h30mins.

Price: 85 €. It includes: expert guide, insurance, helmet, drink, beer or wine, Iberian tapas at the end of the route.

We will visit the current mill. There will be an explanation of the milling process with a visit to the modern mill; visit to the old mill.

Presentation of the milling process of the old mill, comparison of both processes. Tasting olive oil accompanied with local wine. Perfect combination of outdoor  and cultural activity.

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