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Guadiana, the grand southern river (PR1)

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  • Mértola and the Guadiana river
    / Mértola and the Guadiana river
    Photo: Rui Ribeiro, Portugal Wildscapes
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A path along the river Guadiana, with the castle of Mértola, preserved habitats, bird-watching spots and ancient watermills.

easy
6.2 km
2:00 h
91 m
91 m

Guadiana is the main river in the south of Portugal. It still flows along a wild valley without dams and significant disturbances between Mértola and the river mouth. The river path will introduce Guadiana to you, revelling some of its natural secrets.

The path starts at the “Poço dos Dois Irmãos” or the “well of the two brothers”. From there the gravel path, surrounded by pine trees, will lead you towards the river. From here you will walk along the river finding great spots for bird watching and nature observation. Take your time and enjoy the views along the way.

Vau da Pedra will appear on your left. In the past, it was a natural land bridge of stones that allowed people to cross the river. Here you will find the ruins of a dike and two ancient watermills. The path will eventually lead you to the vineyards of Herdade da Bombeira.

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Updated: January 21, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
92 m
Lowest point
17 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Hospedaria Rita
Restaurante Alengarve
Restaurant "Cegonha Branca"
Restaurant "CIGA"
Restaurant "Migas"
Restaurant "Novo San Remo"
Restaurant "O Brasileiro"
Restaurant "Regional A Esquina"
Restaurant "Repuxo"
Casa de Pasto - Cafetaria Tamuje
"Terra Utópica"

Tips, hints and links

Vau da Pedra it’s the most impressive place on the journey, explore the site and/or rest for a while near the river shore.

At the end of the signed path, near Herdade da Bombeira, you may return coming back or you can follow in front heading in the direction of the road to Mértola.

Start

Poço dos Dois Irmãos (76 m)
Coordinates:
DD
37.633632, -7.673513
DMS
37°38'01.1"N 7°40'24.6"W
UTM
29S 617041 4165994
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Destination

Poço dos Dois Irmãos

Note


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Getting there

On the exit from Mértola to the Algarve, after crossing the bridge over the Ribeira de Oeiras, turn left on the spot “Poço dos Dois Irmãos” to start on the path.

Parking

Parking is available near the spot “Poço dos Dois Irmãos” or you can walk there from Mértola (2 km).

Coordinates

DD
37.633632, -7.673513
DMS
37°38'01.1"N 7°40'24.6"W
UTM
29S 617041 4165994
w3w 
///yourselves.flinching.gemlike
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
91 m
Descent
91 m
Point-to-point Scenic Family friendly Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Disability access Suitable for strollers

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