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Caminho do Este de Portugal (Tavira - Santiago de Compostela)

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This Caminho is for pilgrims on foot,by bicycle,on horseback,by motorcycle or by car.

Bom Caminho!

Monday, October 12, 2015

April 2016, Stage 4 Alcoutim to Mértola, the First really long one, 36,9 km.

STAGE 4(maybe in future 4 and 5,?), distance now 36,9 km. Pousada de Juventude Alcoutim, tel. 00351 281 546 004, 10%. *Leaving Pousada de Juventude in Alcoutim to the left, direction Mértola, at stop(after about 800m)right uphill EM507. After about 5km following EM507 small village right with Café-Minimarket in Cortes Pereiras "Café O Tempero" tel.00351 281 546 123, continue direction N122, direction Mértola - Santa Marta. At Stop N122 go right. From stop after 1 km by N122(km 76), Santa Marta on your right, Centro Cultural Recreativo open after 4.00 p.m., Busstop at corner(Barreiro). Continue following N122 direction Mértola, crossing Bridge entering Alentejo Province uphill. Be careful with traffic and change side of road before and after bends to always face upcoming traffic.
Near km 71-70 right into the small village of Sedas, walk uphill by Escola Primária, see SANTIAGO above the entrance, and continue following direction N122-Mértola, hold left until Stop N122. Go right N122 until Espírito Santo km 65, 2 traffic lights. At first traffic light Café Valadas, Sra. Andreia Passos, tel.00351 925 876 317, food and drinks, also "sopa, bifanas e sandes", please order food 1 day before. After first Café, Café Casa Verde for sandwiches and drinks with the friendly Lady, shady terrace and toilets. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Near the second traffic lights the Office of Junta de Freguesia de Espírito Santo, Sra. Maria, tel. 00351 286 675 250, maybe here you can inform about shelter for the night if necessary. Do not forget Donativo! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do not forget to go and see the beautiful Church/Igreja in Espírito Santo, and continue following direction Mértola.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- At km 60 we reach Álamo, near traffic lights on the left side Café-Terrace(break), and from here it is about 8km more before you reach Mértola, behind the Bridge over Rio Oeiras you can go to Bombeiros Voluntarios for shelter ask Sra.Valentina, do not forget Donativo!, Bombeiros Mértola 00351 286 610 010. / GNR(Gendarmerie) Posto Mértola tel. 00351 286 612 127. / Turismo Mértola tel. 00351 286 610 109, Email: turismo@cm-mertola.pt / Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao(former mosque), Fábrica da Igreja Paroquial da Freguesia de Mértola, tel. 00351 960 161 152 / 00351 969 770 766.

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