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Alentejo-Portugal’s best kept secret!

Discover what is considered to be the last ‘wild’ coast of Europe, with its rugged cliffs, coves and beautiful beaches waiting to be discovered. This South Portugal region between the Algarve and the Tagus River, is the largest and most rural region in Portugal. 

  • Off the beaten track

  • Medieval Towns

  • Wine Region

Alentejo Holidays. Beaches & Historical Towns

Its authentic beauty is unparalleled. Alentejo is popular with those wanting to go back to nature and for those seeking active sports, particularly hiking, surfing, sailing, cycling and horse riding. A region rich in history and culture, explore Medieval cities, Roman temples, marble towns and Neolithic monuments. A premier wine growing region, enjoy sipping wine while watching glorious sunsets.

We can create a bespoke holiday to Alentejo for you. Why not have a multi-centre break in Portugal? Add on a Lisbon city break extension to your holiday.

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1. Stunning coastline & undiscovered beaches.

Here are our favourites...

  • The tranquil TROIA peninsula, with its 11 mile soft, white sandy beach and calm, turquoise sea.
  • Almograve beach in Odemira is one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, one side backed by rocks and cliffs, the other dunes.
  • Comporta is one of the most exclusive destinations in Europe. It has a unique port made entirely from wood which is balanced on stilts.

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2. Watersports

A full range of watersports are on offer, from inland lakes and waterways to the coast.  Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, diving, sailing, fishing... take your pick!

3. Hiking & other land sports

Hiking and trekking along the coast or inland are very popular. The Rota Vicentina are 2 walking trails, coastal or inland. The coastal, or ‘fishermen’s trail,’ starts at Porto Cova, totals 120 km with 4 sections and runs along the SW coast. It is more challenging than the inland ‘historical way’ with its 12 sections over 230 km through the Parque Natural with its cork, oak and olive trees. Mountain bikes are also allowed on this trail which goes to Cabo de Sao Vicente as does the ‘fisherman’s trail.’

Cycling, horse riding, golfing, sky diving, paragliding and bird watching are other activities to do in Alentejo.

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4. Go back in time...

The medieval city of EVORA is a World Heritage site. It has an impressive 2nd Century Roman temple, cathedral and Capela dos Ossos, a unique and gruesome chapel made of human bones. On the outside of town visit the neolithic Cromeleque do Almendres, with its 95 standing stones.

The medieval walled town of MARVAO has a stunning castle with spectacular views towards Spain.  ELVAS has the largest fortified bastion in the world, impressive aqueduct, castle, churches and cathedral. VILA VICOSA is famous for its marble palace and castle.

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5. Food and drink

Alentejo is considered one of the best red wine regions in the world, so go on a  wine tour. Traditionally the world famous black pork, lamb and bread are the staples of the region. Try the popular migas com carne... bread cubes fried with meat, garlic and paprika. Fresh seafood along the coast is renowned.

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When To Go

Although the region is a relaxing getaway all year round, Spring is the best time when there are abundant wild spring flowers.

Travel Time

The nearest airport is Lisbon (2.5 hours from the UK)
You can take a train from Lisbon in around 4h 10mins or hire a car.

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