Setor 5 – 11,4km
Let’s take the old Tax Office path that once held guard and confronted smuggling by intersecting some old watchtowers, which have now been reconverted. The view is towards Spain, towards the Puerto de la Laja [Flagstone Port], where in the golden age, boats were loaded with ore. At this point we reach the Monte Vascão until descending to the stream with the same name. We have reached the area that demarcates the Algarve and Alentejo regions, we cross the border between the municipalities of Alcoutim and Mértola, respectively.
Crossing the Vascão stream, we arrive at Mesquita and finish the 78.5 km that comprise the Algarve section in the Multistage Route of Guadiana.
If you are adventurous, use your legs and let’s get on the path to Mértola. Have a good trip and come back!
Before leaving towards the north, you can choose to go on the GR114, crossing from Alcoutim to Sanlucar.