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This stage has many reminiscences of the ancient world, with millenary elements that testify to the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. From Tomar, the stage again presents a slightly long and demanding route, with frequent alternating descents and climbs until Alvaiázere.

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We start today’s walk from Tomar towards Largo da Várzea Grande, to head towards the village of Alvaiázere. After strolling through the historic centre, we will cross a bridge over the Nabão River. We will continue to cross the old Romanesque bridge of Peniche, which was part of the Tomar-Coimbra road since the 16th century. After crossing the bridge we start a stretch of ascent towards the Alto de Chocalheira, passing through the places of Casais, Soianda, Calvinos and Chãos de Eiras.

From here the path changes from Romanesque to ancient Roman remains. In fact, a Roman road will lead us to the Alta de Espanha crossing small villages such as Portela de Vila Verde, Daporta and Venda dos Tremouços.

We will continue our way to Cortiça, walking between forest tracks and asphalted stretches. Afterwards, we will follow a detour to Outeiro da Cotovía, to later pass through the places of Outeirinho, Feteiras, Vila Nova, Casal Nova, Seixeira and finally Alvaiázere, our end of the stage.

To consider

Alvaiázere is considered as the capital of the pea in Portugal and there is a
gastronomic festival
If we want to taste the gastronomy of the place, we recommend to leave Tomar early , to take advantage of the day as much as possible.

Places of interest

  • Peniche Bridge
  • Terras de Sicó karst modelling
  • Antas do Ramalhal – Alvaiázere
  • Chapel of the Covões – Alvaiázere
  • Municipal Museum – Alvaiázere

Typical dishes

  • Peas
  • Pea crumbs with fried pelingas (fried peas)
  • Meat of alguidar

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Hostels

Towns

Alvaiázere

Town: Alvaiázere

Povince: Centro de Portugal

Population: 8.438

Tomar

Town: Santarém

Povince: Centro de Portugal

Population: 40.674