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Off the Road - Into the Wildscapes [Stage 2]

Long distance cycling · Portugal
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Journey from Aljustrel to Ourique passing through the charming rural village of Messejana.
64.6 km
4:41 h
501 m
479 m

To start this second stage you might want to make the climb to the chapel of Nossa Senhora do Castelo to enjoy the surrounding views.

From there you will travel to the white village of Messejana where we recommend you take time and enjoy the heritage and experience the local cuisine.

Taking a mix of dirt and asphalt roads you will arrive at Estação de Ourique, a village that keeps alive the tradition of Cante Alentejano.

The path continues smoothly and you will soon reach the dam of Monte da Rocha.

At this point, you will have reached the municipality of Ourique, the capital of the Alentejano Black Pig. It’s a great place to have a break for lunch or a snack in Garvão, a village famous for its meat and sausages.

From here you will get to the urban centre of Ourique ending the journey.

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Manuel Franco
Updated: June 30, 2020
Highest point
240 m
Lowest point
92 m

Rest Stop

Tasca do Filipe
Restaurante Imperial
Churrasqueira "O Fogareiro"
Pizzaria Rafaelo
Patataki
Adega do Pescador
Bangula
Cantinho Azul
Churrasqueira Pátio de Ourique
Fio d´ Azeite
O Lobo
Restaurant "O Cabecinha"
Restaurant "Adega do Monte Velho"
Restaurant "As Piscinas Aljustrel"
Restaurant "Mirante"

Tips, hints and links

In the village of Messejana you can visit the local Ethnographic Museum and learn more about the people and their traditions. If you decided to change up your route you can also find accommodation here.

If you choose to arrive in the Portugal Wildscapes territory by train, you can start this route at Funcheira Station and pick and choose your stages at your own pace.

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Coordinates:
DD
37.877025, -8.165455
DMS
37°52'37.3"N 8°09'55.6"W
UTM
29S 573393 4192499
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Coordinates

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37.877025, -8.165455
DMS
37°52'37.3"N 8°09'55.6"W
UTM
29S 573393 4192499
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Distance
64.6 km
Duration
4:41h
Ascent
501 m
Descent
479 m

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