Walking Trail 'The Fantastic Serra d’Ossa'Borba
Borba is a gateway to the region of marble, the "white gold” of the Alentejo, but it is also here, very close to Rio de Moinhos, that the fantastic Serra d’Ossa rises in the middle of the plain where the Ribeira de Lucefécit springs and where you have a view as far as the eye can see, making this territory a compelling destination for those who enjoy wide horizons.

From the Church of São Tiago of Rio de Moinhos, go down and take the road of São Gregório, following the indications "Serra d’Ossa”. Make a small detour to visit the Chapel and Village of São Gregório and return to the original path. Keep following the road until you cross the Ribeira de Lucefécit, after which it turns left. Follow the dirt road to the right and begin a gentle climb. After about 500 metres, make a detour from the main path to one less visible to the left and continue to climb, keeping always to the left and close to the fence. 

Walk by a small dam docked in the valley and follow the footpath that runs beside the ruins of the Monte das Hortas. At the end of the footpath there is a fountain and the route to take is located just before, on the right, by a steep water line. At the top, continue to your right until you find a crossroad of several paths to follow in the North direction. Inside the eucalyptus forest, keep following the hillside for about two miles and at the end turn left, reversing the direction, so as to access, through a wide firebreak, the geodesic landmark Carneira. 

From this location, keep following the firebreak at the top of the mountain for about three and a half kilometres, admiring the landscape at your feet. Take care going down the first firebreak on the left, which leads to Monte da Defesa de Baixo. Turn left at the dirt road, passing the Monte da Defesa de Cima until you reach the bridge of Ribeira de Lucefécit. From this point, follow the road of São Gregório in the opposite direction from the one you took, until you reach the starting point.

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Location: Borba
Distance: 17,3km 
Duration: 6 / 7h
Degree of Difficulty: High
Download do mapa do percurso >> https://www.visitalentejo.pt/fotos/gca/mapa_1_18153854635de106b40af96.pdf


- Go on your tour as a group. If you are walking alone, leave behind the information on the trails you are going to take.
- In organized tours, always observe the indications of guides.
- Choose the area of your tour for spending the night, taking your meals and shopping. Greet and mingle with the locals.
- Use suitable clothing and footwear. Take sufficient water and food for the day, as well as means of communication and a first-aid kit.
- Take only the marked trails and respect private and public property. Leave the gates as found when you pass them.
- Avoid mineral or vegetable sampling and the disturbance of wild life and livestock, keeping as far as possible.
- Use caution when crossing hazardous  locations. When in doubt, go back.
- Take the utmost care when crossing roads, streets and railway lines.
- Respect the surrounding nature. Avoid using shocking colours and making unnecessary noises.
- Take your garbage and place it in appropriate containers at the site where you purchased the goods that gave rise to this garbage.
- Do not make fire. Avoid smoking or do it only at the stops.

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