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Trail Romaria April 2018

Program Trail Romaria April 2018

Activité Randonnée Trail

XVIII Romaria a cavalo Moita do Ribatejo > Viana do Alentejo From 23 april to 30 april 2018

One week (8 days), 4 days hike – 150 Km from Moita to Viana do ALentejo – Group of max. 6 persons – Guaranteed departure – From 14 years old – confident riders – Bivouacs with accommodation in tents – Transfer of business Riders is provided by car.

It is the procession of «Our Lady of Good Voyage» patroness of Moita, which dates from the last century and was reintroduced in 2004 after an interruption of more than 100 years. A 150-kilometer procession connecting Moita to Viana do Alentejo in passing by the «Quintas» and the clay paths, with an unbelievable atmosphere and a great spirit of friendship.

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23 april – Day of arrival at the ranch

Arrival of the riders, presentation of the ranch and the horses, installation in teepees. (Beds & cots) Dinner and briefing at the ranch.


24 april – Day of arrival in Moita with horses

Departure of riders and horses for Moita
16h00  • Reception of riders in Moita
19h30  • Dinner time
22h00  • Musical entertainment


25 april Ω Moita → Poceirão – Step of 25/30 km

08h00  • Grouping of riders for the first course
09h00  • Bénédiction de Our Lady of Good Voyage
09h30  • Departure of the procession
13h00  • Lunch
17h00  • Arrival on site, installation of horses and tents
19h30  • Dinner time
Musical entertainment and religious ceremony


26 april Ω Poceirão → Casebres – Step of 25/30 km

08h00  • Grouping of riders for the second course
10h00  • Religious ceremony
13h00  • Lunch time
17h00  • Arrival on site, installation of horses and tents
19h30  • Dinner time
Musical entertainment and religious ceremony


27 april Ω Casebres → Alcáçovas – Step of 50 km

08h00  • Grouping of riders for the first course third cours
12h00  • Religious ceremony
13h00  • Lunch time
17h00  • Arrival on site, installation of horses and tents
19h30  • Dinner time
21h00  • Musical animations
00h30  • Bal


28 april Ω Alcáçovas → Viano do Alentejo – Step of 25/30 km

09h00  • Grouping of riders for the fourth course
& blessing
12h00  • Religious ceremony
13h00  • Lunch time
15h30  • Street Animations
17h30  • Religious ceremony
18h00  • Arrival on site, installation of horses and tents
19h30  • Dinner time
20h00  • Opening of the Tradition Tent
Gastronomy, dance and music
21h00  • Procession in honor of Our Lady of Aires
21h30  • Musical animations
00h00  • Bal
02h00  • Dj


29 april – Back to the Ranch do Novo Mundo

09h30  • Grouping of riders & pilgrims
10h00  • Procession in honor of Our Lady of Good Voyage
& Our Lady of Aires
11h30  • Country Mass
13h00  • Tradition Tent /Lunch
14h00  • Departure for the Ranch do Novo Mundo
16h00  • Horse care
19H30  • Dinner time


30 april  – Day of departure

Riders Departure to home

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Price: 1.240 euros ( Flights and transfers not included ).

Meals served during the hike will be prepared by a Portuguese equestrian association. Firefighters accompanied throughout the procession.

Chilly people are advised to provide warm clothes for the night and /or take away their own sleeping bag.

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