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The hills of Ourique

  • Author: Johannes


Nice walk through the gently rolling hills around Ourique. Along the way you pass abandoned farms and the last part before you get back to the city you will walk on walled roads. Along the way you have beautiful views.

Distance: 10 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 174 meters.

Trail: 90% unpaved.

Marking: None.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Deserted farms.

Ourique is a place with around 6,000 inhabitants and is known for the Porco Preto, the black pig. A delicacy that is featured on many menus. You can still see the black pig in orchards regularly. The sights in Ourique are the Castelo de Ourique, Miradouro Ramiro Sobral and the ruin Necrópole de Atalaia.


Take enough drinking water with you.

Map & Poi's.