Scenic Route

On the road - Explore the Wildscapes

Scenic Route · Portugal
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One of the best ways to explore the quiet roads, villages, nature and heritage of Portugal Wildscapes is by taking one of our recommended routes.
Distance 601.4 km
42:03 h
5,962 m
5,962 m
568 m
4 m

You will set out from the steppe land of Castro Verde to the valley of river Guadiana and drive through places that have stories to tell and experiences to offer.

Some highlights include archaeological sites (e.g. Castro da Cola, Mesas de Castelinho), protected areas (Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve, river Guadiana Valley Natural Park), museums (e.g. Southwest Writing Museum, Roman Lucerne Museum, Rurality Museum) and mining heritage (e.g. Minas de São Domingos, Aljustrel). Along the way, there are many spots for bird watching and to learn about the unique ecosystems of the area.

Exploring one of our itineraries is also a relaxing experience. The roads here are quiet and smooth, you can taste authentic regional food in the villages, and the people are welcoming and friendly. There are also abundant options in terms of lodgings, even in the most rural areas. Portugal Wildscapes is an incredible place for discovery.

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Update: June 20, 2022
Highest point
568 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Track types

Asphalt 43.48%Unknown 56.51%
Asphalt
261.5 km
Unknown
339.9 km
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Rest stops

Casa do Alentejo
Aliança
Pateo Da Villa
Pizzaria Italiana
A Planície
Restaurant "Castro"
Restaurant/Pizzeria "Villa Itália"
Restaurant "Seara"
Restaurant "O Bombeiro"
Pizzaria Campo Branco
Restaurant "O Celeiro"
Restaurant "A Cavalariça"
Monte dos Pocos (Agrotourism)
Patataki
Restaurant "As Piscinas Aljustrel"
Tasca do Filipe
Churrasqueira "O Fogareiro"
Pizzaria Rafaelo
Restaurante Imperial
Fio d´ Azeite
Cantinho Azul
Restaurant "O Cabecinha"
Restaurant "Mirante"
Adega do Pescador
Bangula
Restaurant "Os Moços dos Leitões"
O Lobo
Restaurant "Adega do Monte Velho"
Churrasqueira Pátio de Ourique
Café and Restaurant "A Taberna"
Restaurant "Castro Da Cola"
Ermida Nossa Senhora da Cola
Restaurant "Camões"
"Tasquinha do Medronho"
Taberna do Serafim
Pizzaria Ricordi
1680 gourmet taste
Pizzaria "O Forno"
Café | Restaurant Almodôvar
4 Estações Snack bar- Restaurant
Restaurant "O Rio"
Shiva Indian Restaurant
Restaurant "Camané"
Restaurant "O Soeiro"
B.H. Bar
Vila Velha - Restaurant and local shop
Restaurant "Migas"
Casa de Pasto - Cafetaria Tamuje
Restaurant "Repuxo"
Restaurante Alengarve
Restaurant "Cegonha Branca"
Restaurant "CIGA"
Restaurant "Regional A Esquina"
Al Andaluz
Restaurante Alentejo
Seppia - Alentejo Star Hotel
Restaurant/Guest House "De São Domingos"
Casa de Pasto A Taberna
Restaurant/Pizzeria "A Paragem"
Café/Restaurant Cecilia Amália
Tavern "João das Cabeças"

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Coordinates:
DD
37.702170, -8.084940
DMS
37°42'07.8"N 8°05'05.8"W
UTM
29S 580664 4173165
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Coordinates

DD
37.702170, -8.084940
DMS
37°42'07.8"N 8°05'05.8"W
UTM
29S 580664 4173165
w3w 
///redeemed.spiked.accumulates
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Distance
601.4 km
Duration
42:03 h
Ascent
5,962 m
Descent
5,962 m
Highest point
568 m
Lowest point
4 m
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