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Moura hosts walking festival

MOURA IN the Alentejo will host the sixth edition of ‘Percursos de Roda Pé’, a series of scenic walks taking place between February and April in one of the region’s most beautiful areas.

The walks will follow the routes of shepherds from years gone by and, due to their beauty, making a choice from the selection offered is likely to prove difficult. There will be opportunities for bird watching, walking among mountain goat herds and enjoying views over Spain from the highest point of Serra da Adiça.

There will also be the chance to revisit the past and discover the future in a journey between Moura and the Alqueva reservoir. This will include crossing the Ardila River by canoe, rambling over old tracks once used by smugglers and the opportunity to enjoy a glass of red wine in a typical Granja wine cellar.

The walks will be led by guides who include botanists, archaeologists, shepherds and farmers. There are seven different walks to enjoy, with most getting underway at 9am and 10am, boasting distances of between eight and 17km. The walks are open to the general public as well as members of the Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Concelho de Moura (ADC Moura), the association for the development of the borough of Moura. The majority of the walks cost 12 euros each for non members (eight euros for members). The price includes the guide service, insurance and transport.

Registration can be made by e-mail at adcmoura@adcmoura.pt, by telephone on 285 254 931 or fax on 285 253 160. For further information visit www.adcmoura.pt/html/percursos.htm Happy walking!