Setor 3 – 14,9 km
The riverside vegetation gives way to the Mediterranean wilderness, with areas of stone pine, and the high possibility of finding, somewhere along the way, game species, from the partridge to the rabbit or hare. Follow the route through a stone path, between walls as it crosses two old wells, flanked by two benches that invite you to rest your legs at the entrance to the village of Corte das Donas (from here to Álamo, the stretch coincides with the PR1 outline “Corre, Corre Guadiana”).
Here we can find old threshing floors (today useless, but in the past represented the livelihood of many families), a disabled windmill and, with some luck, flocks of grazing sheep. Arrival at the village of Álamo dictates the end of the sector.
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FAUNA AND FLORA What can we see on the path of Sector 3?
The entire route is done within the Vale do Guadiana Natural Park, an area of great biodiversity. Along this path you can easily see some great birds of prey and many other birds. In the area of Mina de S. Domingos it is possible to observe the swift-swift (Apus caffer), a rare species in Portugal and Europe. Also in this area we find a curious endemic plant, which in Portugal is only known here: Erica andevalensis lives in very acid and rich in heavy metals soils in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, that is, it is an exclusive plant in this mining area of Alentejo and Andalusia .