Route 4 - Through the lands of the settlers, railway people and ancient devotions

Rural Horizons

Average duration. 1 day
Distance traveled. 72 km
Approximate cost per person. 12,50€ 
(amount subject to changes and adaptations to the groups)


Pinhal Novo

The route starts at the Largo de S. João Batista, next to the Wine Route House. Come in and know a little bit of the wines and wine cellars of the region. Take a tasting of jams accompanied by a cup of organic tea.

Continue along the Avenida Dr. Ataz Godinho de Matos until the Church of São Pedro. Go down the road towards Setúbal and at the crossroads turn left, in direction of Palmela.

A few metres ahead at yout right, you can visit the wine cellar Sociedade Vinícola de Palmela (1) and see the collection of bottles signed by celebrities. This wine company is a reference in the production of wines, finding his ex libris in Moscatel de Setúbal. Do not miss!

Retake the same road and go round the roundabout of the Chafariz D. Maria I, retaking the direction of Setúbal. Turn left at the traffic lights in direction of Pinhal Novo.

As welcome to Pinhal Novo, is the wine cellar ASL Tomé (2), located at the entrance this locality. Enjoy getting to know the wines of one of the oldest companies at Pinhal Novo, with wine tradition for over five generations. Here you can have direct contact with the vineyards growing alongside orchards and vegetable garden!

Go towards the Largo José Maria dos Santos, observe the Coreto (Bandstand), the panels of tiles dated 1938 in the old train station, the Chapel of São José. Follow the road in the direction of Rio Frio and meet the Library and the Municipal market.

At the crossroads go straight, entering the Herdade de Rio Frio and meet the Sociedade Agrícola de Rio Frio, which in the late nineteenth century possessed the world’s largest continuous vineyard with its 4,000 hectares.

Rio Frio

Atalaia - Montijo

On leaving Herdade de Rio Frio, turn right follow on until the settlement of Alto-Estanqueiro, where the majority of the flower greenhouses are found which make Montijo the flower capital. At the crossroads, turn right in the direction of Atalaia.

And be surprised by the majestic Santuário de N.ª Sr.ª da Atalaia (Sanctuary). During the feast and holy days of this land, which take place during the last week-end of August, the Sanctuary welcomes pilgrims, travellers and foreigners of the entire region.

Visit the Cruzeiro Gótico Bizantino (cross) and the Museu Agrícola da Atalaia, with its reconstruction of an old tavern. Enjoy the proximity and discover the charms of the historic city center of Montijo. Also visit the riverfront with its Tide Mill and enjoy to meet renovated Windmill.


Santo Isidro de Pegões

Continue in the direction of Pegões. During this route you will observe an extensive area of cork and holm-oak trees under which the pigs fed on acorns, with pasture lands and vineyards. Approaching the settlement of Faias, we advise a small stop to visit the Capela de N.ª Sr.ª de Fátima (chapel), integrated in the compound of the ex-settlement of Pegões. 

A few metres from the Church, we suggest a visit to the wine cellar Adega de Pegões (3). Built in 1958, this company is a cooperative, which is modern and competitive. The prizes obtained in Portugal and abroad are proof of this, which has come to bestow prestige on its wine production. Taste its wines at tables and benches constructed from barrels.

Upon leaving the wine cellar, follow in front until the junction. A few metres along, in the direction of Vendas Novas, you will find the Fontanário de Pegões (public fountain), a name attributed to the prestigious wine produced in this wine cellar. 

If you get a chance visit Canha, a medieval village, where the horse takes the ribatejan influences the municipality of Montijo. Be sure to visit the Museu Etnográfico, which seeks to enhance the heritage and customs of Canha.

Now return and follow the signs for Fernando Pó, finding Herdade de Pegos Claros (4) on your right. A secular estate dating back to 1920, located in the municipality of Palmela, part of its boundary coincides with the separation of the municipalities of Palmela and Montijo. The Pegos Claros wine cellar incorporates some old equipment into its winemaking methods and has established itself for the production of wines with a distinct profile based on the region’s most traditional grape variety, Castelão.

Guided Tours a Wine Cellars

Prior reservation required.
Casa Mãe da Rota de Vinhos:
+351 212 334 398

(1) Sociedade Vinícola de Palmela
(2) ASL Tomé
(3) Adega de Pegões
(4) Herdade de Pegos Claros

Useful information:
Posto de Municipal de Turismo de Palmela –  212 332 122
Posto Municipal de Turismo Montijo – 212 313 485
Museu Agrícola da Atalaia – 212 323 030
Museu Etnográfico de Canha – 265 897 859

Recommended accommodation nearby:
Amazónia (Palmela) – 210 878 520
Casa de Atalaia (vila de Palmela) – 212 350 072
Delmira Vineyard House (Fernando Pó) – 917 500 198
Humus Farm (Fernando Pó) – 265 103 316
Porta da Arrábida Hostel & Suites (vila de Palmela) – 212 337 090
Pousada de Palmela – 212 351 226
Quinta de Catralvos (Azeitão) – 212 19 610
Quinta do Piloto (Palmela) – 212 333 030

Other recommended accommodation:
A Serenada Enoturismo (Grândola) – 269 498 014

Recommended nearby restaurants:
3ª Geração (vila de Palmela) – 212 350 152
Culto Café, (vila de Palmela) – 926 578 578
Dona Isilda, (Palmela) – 212 333 255
Galeria (Cova da Piedade) – 212 596 585
Pousada de Palmela – 212 351 226
Taverna O Bobo da Corte (Palmela) – 935 205 936
Wine Corner By José Maria da Fonseca ( Vila Nogueira de Azeitão) – 212 191 366

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