The Serra de São Mamede originated between 400 and 300 million years ago. This park is unique in the flat Alentejo where little or no mountains can be found. Along eight marked hiking trails (between 8 and 16 km), you have the opportunity to discover the varied vegetation and spot unique birds of prey such as griffon vultures and the hawk eagle; the latter being the symbol of the park. There are also a large number of special mammals, including red deer, mongooses, foxes, otters and genet cats. It is one of the few places in Europe where the rare Iberian Lynx is still found. In mainland Portugal this is also the area with the largest number of amphibian and reptile species, in fact, of the 17 amphibian species of the Portuguese fauna, 14 are present here. There are long walking trails waiting for you to be discovered. We keep a handy booklet to help you on your way.