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.
Rest StopTasca do Filipe
Churrasqueira "O Fogareiro"
Adega do Pescador
Churrasqueira Pátio de Ourique
Fio d´ Azeite
Restaurant "O Cabecinha"
Restaurant "Adega do Monte Velho"
Restaurant "As Piscinas Aljustrel"
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.