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Castelo de Vide from Quinta do Pomarinho

Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede

Castelo de Vide from Quinta do Pomarinho is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castelo de Vide, Alentejo, Portugal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,414 feet Route Type: Loop



bird watching


wild flowers

historic site

Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. The beautiful Alto Alentejo region is perfect for a walking holiday in Portugal. The nature here offers an impressive flora and fauna with green hills, lakes and rivers, forests and rocky mountains. You will also find culture in the form of picturesque settlement towns, castles, historic cities and Roman remains. A walking holiday in the Alentejo is not only loved by culture and nature lovers, but also by bird watchers and people looking for space and tranquility. This circular walk takes you along the footpath over the natural camping site, Pomarinho. You head towards the hills of Monte Casada. After a few giant oaks you go up the medieval path. At the Senhora da Penha chapel you can enjoy a beautiful view of Castelo de Vide and views to Marvão and Spain. You then descend via the Pilgrim Path and can enjoy a drink on a terrace or some lunch. In Castelo de Vide you can visit the Fonte de Vila, synagogue and the castle grounds and then descend again and walk back to Pomarinho along the other side of the hill.

private property
1 month ago

The hike to Castelo de Vide is steep, but lovely. After wandering around Castelo de Vide I headed to the Ermida da Nossa Senhora da Penha. The little chapel has pretty tiles and a nice view. The remainder of the loop was a bit sketchy. The trail was not well marked and toward the end I had to climb over a barbed wire fence, most likely trespass, and then leave the fenced property through a small corner that was not fenced. I would recommend returning from the Ermida or Castelo de Vide in reverse.