Walking in Portugal

All you need for your walks in this beautiful, virgin part of the Alentejo is a pair of good shoes, a cap, a rucksack containing a bottle of water, a camera, binoculars and some food. Depending on the weather, a sweater or a rain jacket might come in handy. That’s all. From the Monte do Casarão you can walk forever. Take to the hills from the doorstep of your holiday home, from your own mountain.

The ultimate hiking area

We have plotted various walking tours, but with your GPS or some explanation on our part, you can’t really lose your way. If you like, we’ll act as guides, in which case we’ll take the small roads that haven’t been signposted.
The Alentejo is the ultimate hiking area anyway. We can supply route maps to various longer or shorter walks.

Rota Vicentina

Early in 2012, the Rota Vicentina was added: a 300-kilometre footpath, part of which follows the craggy coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The route has evoked only enthusiastic responses. And that is totally justified.

PAINTINGWEEK

Schilderen in Portugal * Carvalhal

Twice a year- once in spring and once in autumn - Monte do Casarão organizes a painting week. The course is for beginners and advanced students. You can paint or sketch using any technique and any materials you like.s.

Painting weeks in 2020:

April 8 - April 15

September 30 - October 7

 

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NOVEMBER

November. The first púcaras spotted, picked and eaten. The púcara or parasol mushroom cannot be overlooked. It stands on a long stem and the hat is about 25 cm big. After the first rain in autumn it comes out of the ground in places where it has stood before. The ring around the stem is loose, so it is easy to recognise.
They are also tasty: put them through a beaten egg and the breadcrumbs and fry them like a schnitzel. One per person is enough.

 

 

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