The organization of Walking Tourism in the Alentejo began at the beginning of the 21st century with the creation of some municipal networks of Walking Trails, from which the municipalities of Nisa and Mértola stand out for the quality of infrastructure at the time. Other municipalities also created some structures, but with little motivation for tourism development.

In 2016 Turismo do Alentejo ERT took a global approach to the Alentejo territory, starting to infrastructure a network of pedestrian routes called TransAlentejo, with a first deployment in the Alqueva area.

In 2020, the consolidation of the TransAlentejo network was completed, with a high-quality pedestrian route in each of the 47 municipalities in the Alentejo. In 2021, three more TransAlentejo routes were created in a project of Transfrontier Routes in twinning with Pedestrian Routes of Extremadura (Spain).

All walking routes are properly signposted and have information on the information panel at the starting point.

The concept of Rede TransAlentejo was to create a footprint of global organization of the Tourist Product of Hiking - also known internationally as Walking - throughout the territory of Alentejo. The footpaths created all have a common communication concept, are supported by informative guides with a harmonized image, use high quality maps on military maps and highlight points of interest of natural and cultural value. Supports communication and editing of four high quality printed guides.

This is the only infrastructure tourism product that covers the entire Alentejo Region.

There are a total of 50 TransAlentejo routes on the ground that are the basis for organizing the TransAlentejo Festival.

List and Map of TransAlentejo Routes

Edition: Turismo do Alentejo ERT (2021)
Authorship of the Routes: 47 Municipalities of Alentejo
Technical Coordination: SAL Sistemas de Ar Livre
Author of the Texts: José Pedro Calheiros
Photographs: SAL and Rights Reserved
Cartographic Base: Army Geospatial Information Center
Translations: Inpokulis

Guides PDF (~15Mb cada) Download here

TransAlentejo Cross-Border Routes

The Alentejo in Portugal and the Extremadura in Spain offer a series of hiking trails that are an excellent destination for walking.

In each of the three locations along the border, there is a pair of hiking routes that can be covered in one or two days, with a range of options for accommodation and meals in any of the regions.

This was a pilot project to design a hiking destination with six alternatives, three in Alentejo and three in Extremadura (Spain), with a view to extending it to the entire border area between Alentejo and Spain (Extremadura and Andalusia).

Flyers PDF (~15Mb each) Download here


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