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Monte Gordo - Seville

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Kerry
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Monte Gordo - Seville

Hi, we're staying in Monte Gordo this coming October & hope to hire a car. We'd love to drive to Seville.

Wondering if anyone has made this drive & could recommend a nice, scenic, interesting route. Maybe passing through some nice villages etc. We don’t mind going a bit out of our way if it means being able to stop someone nice along the way.

I was looking at going from Monte Gordo stopping in Alcoutrim then onto Seville? Would this be a good route?

Thank you

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1. Re: Monte Gordo - Seville

Where are you planning to cross the river? You can only do it at the bridge near Castro Marim or at Vila Verde de Ficalho/Rosal de la Frontera border way up north of all this.

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2. Re: Monte Gordo - Seville

Certainly there is no river crossing at Alcoutim. Some maps show a ferry but ceased operation many years ago.

Also, please do check the terms and conditions of your car hire. Some companies add a surcharge for cross-border travel, one or two will not permit it at all.

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3. Re: Monte Gordo - Seville

Thank you - I would imagine it would be Castro Marim as that is nearest to where we'll be in Monte Gordo.

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4. Re: Monte Gordo - Seville

In that case I think that you'll should dedicated that day only to Sevilla (unless you already know the city and just want to review some sights). Take another afternoon or morning to go to Alcoutim and those small villages on the way.

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5. Re: Monte Gordo - Seville

Alcoutim is certainly worth a little visit and take the old road alongside the river, the views are much better than the boring new road,

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