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Trails, Routes and Paths


The Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve is fertile in paths, routes, trails and itineraries that cross it and pass through places of high historical, cultural and scenic interest.

When planning your visit, you should take into account the recommendations described in no Code of Conduct and Best Practicesof and visitors to Protected Areas. Enjoy our routes in the best possible way...

Camino de Santiago

The Portuguese Central Way, which links Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, passes right through the heart of the Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve. 

The section of the path that passes through the reserve is part of the fourth stage and the route is marked to pass through the towns of Pombalinho, Azinhaga ending in Golegã.


This path has undergone changes over the years largely because of the characteristics of the terrain through which it passes. Most of the land, whether due to changes in its agricultural use or because it is located in the floodplains of the Almonda and Tagus rivers, has undergone changes over the years, influencing the path of the Camino de Santiago.


The current route allows hikers to enjoy a unique landscape, passing through rural areas,  agricultural areas and the nature reserve. This route, in addition to all the historical part inherent to the places it passes, also allows contact with nature and the existing biodiversity, unique in our country.

Horse and Ribatejo Route

The Horse and Ribatejo Route is a set of tourist circuits around the municipality of Golegã that can be done on foot, by bicycle, car or on horseback.


This route is made up of 5 thematic circuits, which cross the beauty of the countryside and nature with the urban and historical part of the parishes of the municipality of Golegã. They are circular routes, with different degrees of difficulty and different distances. In all of them there is a great focus on the use of horses to carry out the route or part of it.


In conjunction with the tourist part, all these routes also have a reference to the accommodation and catering part so that those who enjoy this tourist product have all the information at their disposal.


This route allows you to get to know the municipality of Golegã in an integrated and complete way. 

Paul Boquilobo Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve is located in the Nuclear Zone of the Biosphere Reserve and is fertile in paths and routes throughout its area.


There is only one marked route that takes place in the heart of the reserve. However, this area's great appetite for adventure tourism, mainly in terms of walking and mountain biking, means that there are a series of routes marked by people who have already done them and who make them available globally for third parties to be able to do them.


These routes are made available on web platforms designed for this purpose and present a set of information inherent to each of the routes, such as distance, altimetry, GPS track and other relevant information.






Almonda Route - PR1 TNV

The Almonda Route is a small pedestrian route (23 km) along the river that defines the municipality of Torres Novas: the Almonda. It connects two natural areas of great beauty and biodiversity: the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park and the Paul do Boquilobo Nature Reserve. Between the karst forms of the Estremenho Limestone Massif and the flat lands of the Tagus Basin, the Almonda Route is divided into three sections, which correspond to the stages of the course of the river on the surface: the hills, the city and the floodplain.

Witness the power of the water, follow the meanders, cross the bridges, visit the villages, discover the caves, the ruins and how the river has shaped the landscape and history of the region. From its source to the flooded plains, discover the Almonda, a river with much to discover.

The Almonda Route is mostly flat or with gentle slopes, with good ground and easy access. Suitable for hikers, who can walk from end to end in a single day, or for the occasional hiker who can calmly enjoy the landscape of any of its sections. The route is also suitable for off-road bicycles.







Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt game, played outdoors all over the world where, through specific coordinates and using a GPS receiver, you look for clues to discover the treasure, called geocache. or simply cache.


A typical cache is a small box (or tupperware), closed and waterproof, which contains a log book and some objects, such as pens, pencil sharpeners, coins or dolls for exchange.


In the Paul do Boquilobo Biosphere Reserve region, there are a large number of geocaches ready to be discovered, some in monuments such as the Igreja Matriz da Golegã or Casa Estúdio Carlos Relvas; others in historic farms in the region such as Quinta dos Álamos, Quinta da Broa or Quinta de Caniços; as well as in the heart of the Paul do Boquilobo reserve.




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