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Trilho da Fonte Benemola

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Address: Vila de Querenca | Tor, Loule, Portugal

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Beautiful Place

It's a beautiful place that provide you amazing sites and photos. It's a great and relatively easy walk and you can do it with kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
CB150681
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Loule, Portugal
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Bristol
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The short route is around 5km around, which is quite a long way in the heat. There's a really nice river area that's worth a visit and quite a few information boards about and the walk is well signed. There are a few picnic tables but no shade with them and there doesn't seem to be a toilet block.

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Loule, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's a beautiful place that provide you amazing sites and photos. It's a great and relatively easy walk and you can do it with kids.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

There are plenty of nice walks in the Barrocal, but Fonte de Benemola is outstanding, especially if you're looking for something not too strenuous. A broad, nearly level track leads to the Fonte itself, with good scenery and varied flora for those interested (excellent for orchids). Occasional information boards highlight natural and ethnographic features of interest. Take water on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely unexplainable beautiful place. Who loves natural things you should go over there. I enjoyed a lot with friends

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Fareham
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife and I have done this walk several times in different seasons and there's always something interesting to see. This time it was a kingfisher in the pools near the spring. We find that its best to park near the road, by the derelict house, and walk along the gravel track from there to the bend by the house... More 

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Loule, Portugal
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Unfortunately 2 caves that exist on site are now closed due to vandalisation but It's still a very beautiful place to visit and enjoy the freshness of the nature and probably hike for a while. It has good accesses and is overall well preserved.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. I'm not much of a rambler, but this is a very well preserved natural area with good access and well signposted to keep you on track. Interesting fact boards dotted along the trail telling you about the history, plants and animal life specific to the valley. There is a beautiful but derelict house at the entrance to the... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A lovely walk - we took the shorter route which is about 3 miles around the valley, there are interesting notice boards detailing the flora and fauna as you go around. Apparently legend is that the waters keep you looking young! Can't attest to that but its early days! There is car parking at the start finish and lovely views!... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A true gem out of the city, but definitely worth the trip. Dining indoors or outside, you'll experience true Portuguese cuisine!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Level it is not! there are some pretty steep climbs if you're old and not very fit, but nothing we couldn't handle. The views across the valley, the flora and fauna, the whole unspoilt beauty of the place was little short of breathtaking. It's a circular walk, about 5km and took us just over an hour. We could have taken... More 

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