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

The Vale Lourenço walk

Distance 6 Km Grade Easy
Time 2.5 hours Type Circular walk

When you stay at The Quinta you can take this easy two an a half hour walk from the Quinta. This could be a morning walk before relaxing in the grounds of the Quinta or an afternoon ramble after a lazy start to the day. Whilst some of you may prefer to bask in the sun and laze in the shade by the mountain stream or paddle in the water, others can take this ramble and be back in time for firing up the barbeque.

A house on the other side of the Ribeira de Arronches

You begin by following the road up-stream and doubling back along a forest track into the forest. You climb above Vale Lourenço but never go too far uphill. The forest track takes you back down again a few kilometres downstream where you double back again and walk down to the ford over the Ribeira de Arronches. This is a relaxing spot for a rest and a snack before the easy stroll along the empty road back to the Quinta.

Looking to the south in Vale Lourenço
Crossing the Ribeira de Arronches a few kilometres downstream from the Quinta Olive terraces festooned with spring meadow flowers

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