8 Wonders of Nature to discover in Alentejo

The Alentejo is a region rich in beautiful landscapes, with waterfalls, beaches, rivers and undulating mountains that will shape everything and make the scenery even more unique. Here you will be able to find natural parks, places where you can get to know nature and the biodiversity of the region better. These sites are proof that the Alentejo is much more than anything else and blues.

He is also the larder of the Lince da Malcata, for example. It is, moreover, one of the two most emblematic animals that exist in this region and that, after being almost extinct, is about to be reintroduced with some event.

But there are also other places that deserve special mention, among jungle beaches, lakes, waterfalls and passageways. And that is precisely what we left on this list. So, start planning your visit to these natural wonders of Alentejo.

1. Pego do Inferno Waterfall

Pego do Inferno Waterfall

It is also known by cascata dos Mosteiros, tied because this is the name of the village that is closer to the place. Starting from Portalegre in the direction of Mosteiros, you will find a waterfall shortly before arriving at the village.

You will be able to leave your car on Rua de São Bento, in an improvised parking lot on beaten ground. Afterwards, I was just afraid to follow the slope down for 5 minutes to reach this waterfall.

2. Noudar Nature Park

noudar alentejo
Noudar Nature Park

EITHER Noudar Nature Park It is located in Herdade da Coitadinha, nestled between the Ardila river and the Múrtega riverbank. The Iberian lynx is its great star, since it has been promoted here for its reproduction and reintroduction in its habitat.

The entire park is dominated by its castle, or castle of Noudar, which was finished building in 1307 under the command of D. Dinis. From the castle, I was able to see a large part of the border region.

3. Pulo do Lobo Waterfall

Passageways of Pulo do Lobo
Passageways of Pulo do Lobo

The one that is the largest waterfall in the South of Portugal, falling from 15 meters high, is found in the Vale do Guadiana Natural Park, very close to the Spanish border.

The best way to go tied to Wolf Pole I am following a circular path, with about 6 kilometers, which allows me to calmly admire the Alentejo landscape. This trail is considered to be of medium difficulty, being ideal for those who have never experienced or liked this type of route.

4. Cabroeira Waterfall

Cabroeira Waterfall
Cabroeira Waterfall

It is one of the most impressive waterfalls of the Serra de São Mamede and all of Alentejo, but finding it may not be an easy task. The waterfall is located near the border with Spain, near a small village called Rabaça.

To get to know this place, follow the M1044 in the direction of Cabroeira de Baixo, and stop your car 2 km before arriving at the village. From here, it is only 1000 meters to walk until you find a cliff, from where you can see a waterfall.

5. Passageways of Alamal

Alamal river beach
Passageways of Alamal

As you walk through these passageways, you will be able to discover an Alentejo different from the common one. All the route is made to beira do rio and as the castle of Belver to dominate the surrounding landscape.

The route of two passageways begins at the Alamal river beach and ends at the hundred-year-old Belver bridge. By walking, you will be able to enjoy nature throughout the confusion of the city, always following the banks of the Tejo river.

6. Gameiro Passageways

Passageways of Gameiro
Passageways of Gameiro

These passages begin at the Gameiro river beach, always continuing along the Raia river. The surrounding landscape is typically Alentejo, with its gently undulating mountains.

The paths, located in the municipality of Mora, are barely 1.5 km long, but are inserted in a pedestrian trail that will allow them to increase to a distance of 5.5 km, always passing through typical Alentejo horsemen.

7. Pego das Pias (Odemira)

Pego das Pias River Beach
Pego das Pias River Beach

It is located north of the parish of São Salvador, between São Luís and Odemira, and it is a place of extreme beauty. The attraction is isolated between rocks and has no human intervention, being 100 percent natural.

O seu nome we see two circular cavities present in the rock, which were caused by existing eddies at a height in which the water level was much higher than at present. Thus, it is a curious way of knowing the past of the local.

8. Passages of the Serra d’Ossa

Passadicos da Serra d'Ossa
Passadicos da Serra d’Ossa

These passages with quase 2 km of extension link the village of Serra to the hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Monte da Virgem. All or course is done between or arvoredo, counting with some degraus.

In addition to nature, you can be dazzled by some natural caves, which were built by hermit brothers who lived in Ermida. If you choose to do the whole route, including part without passages, you will travel 7.7 km, round trip.