The land

The land is located in the beautiful Seixe river valley, 3 kilometer from the town of Odeceixe and 7km from the beautiful award winning beach of Odeceixe Praia.

The land is on the border of the Algarve and the Alentejo province. The Algarve being known for its holiday destinations and beautiful beaches and Alentejo being the biggest and most traditional province of Portugal.  Alentejo is also known for it’s endless cork forest, olive and wine fields and it’s slow paced lifestyle.

Arriving in Odeceixe you’ll enter the valley by a windy road following the river. As you drive on you will find the forest getting greener and the valley getting narrower. After 3km you will arrive at Ahua.

Ahua consists of 18 hectares of hillside bordering the river Seixe with stunning views over the valley. On the top of the land you can see Serra de Monchique which is 30km away, the highest peak in the area. This is also the place where the Seixe river has its origin. The land is made out of diverse nature, dominated by (cork) oak forest, but on the top also pine forest, medronho and down in the valley there is a beautiful piece of river forest where you feel enveloped by nature. The Seixe River has very clear waters which is a hotspot for wildlife.

Odeceixe Town

Odeceixe is a small sleepy town, where in high season there are a lot of activities; such as live music and street theatre, jam sessions on the main square and small markets.

There are plenty of restaurants in town and on the beach. There is a small municipal market, post office and bank with also a few local supermarkets. The town lies beautifully on a sloping hill with a stunning view into the Seixe river valley.

Odeceixe Praia

From town it is only 4 kms to one of the best known beaches in the region, the beautiful award winning beach Praia Odeceixe. Here the river meets the sea.

You can park next to the river and cross at low tide to the beach. Or park at the little town of Odeceixe Praia, where there are steps leading down to the beach.

There is a surf school where you can take classes or just rent a board and wetsuit to catch some waves. If the waves of the Atlantic are too wild, you can relax on the river side where there are also kayaks and sup boards for rent. In the small town up on the beach cliffs there are a few cafés and restaurants where you can have a nice sundowner, in holiday season there is often live music on the weekends during sunset hours.

The beach is part of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park (Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina), this park stretches over 130 kilometers from Porto Covo in Alentejo all the way along the coast until Burgau in the Algarve. This park hosts the famous Rota Vicentina.

Rota Vincentina

The Rota Vicentina is a network of hiking trails in the south of Portugal, it passes through two provinces Alentejo and Algarve.

It includes two long-distance routes The Fishermen’s Trail, the Historical Way, and several day-hikes most of them can be incorporated into one of the long-distance routes.

Most people take about 2 weeks to complete one of these routes. But you can also just do a small part of it and hike along the cliffs. There is a circular route in Odeceixe which passes by Ahua as well.

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