In a secluded valley in the Serra da Sao Mamede, Alto Alentejo, Portugal.

Walk in Ribeira de Nisa in the Parque Natural da Serra de Sao Mamede

Distance 11.3 Km Grade Medium
Time 4.5 hours Type Circular walk

From the village of Monte Carvalho the path takes the road and then a lane to the east as if heading towards the peak of Sao Mamede. This takes you past the foot of the fascinating V shaped gorge cut through a ridge of granite along the hill side.

The panorama from Cabeca Gordo

The path ascends taking you anti-clockwise around a hill, Cabeca Gorda, with its panoramic view, then up and along the higher plain amongst ancient chestnut trees.

Zig zag down through a steep granite landscape studded with cork oak with views down the vale.

Walking up the steeply sided valley of the Ribeira de Nisa Walk the descending path through dense young cork oak

You can find the Parque walking map leaflets in PDF format from the Walking in Alentejo page our Love-Alentejo website.