Nine days of unforgettable physical activity. Of all types. Not too much to wear you out. But just enough to justify all the eating and drinking. Accommodation in two charming boutique hotels, golf at Ponte de Lima and Montebelo both beautiful mountain courses, walk along the Pilgrims Way, visit two National Parks and some typical Portuguese hot springs.
Nature Tourism is the focus of the Rota Vincentina a long distance path along the SW coast of Portugal. On this five day tour you will explore the Historical Way walking 80 kms through cork forests, valleys, mountains and typical towns and villages of the Alentejo. And at the end of each day you will be returned to the comfort of Herdade da Matinha where you will enjoy your dinner, good company, and the peace and beauty of the Alentejo night sky.
On this nine day tour you will explore the south western Alentejo coast of Portugal. Wild and untouched. A stark contrast to the Algarve only half an hour away. Mountains and valleys. Never ending beaches and surf. You will be personally guided through some of the most beautiful coastal walks in Europe. Seventy five kms over four days of walking. But with the chance to rest and relax. To dine and taste the wine. And to finish three nights at a wonderful new Design Hotel where you can pamper and spoil yourself.
Enjoy the charm of Ponte de Lima, the hospitality of your hosts at Quinta do Tres Rios, walk a historical route, explore a National Park, and indulge in good food and wine.
Walk part of the Pilgrims Way, enjoy two of Portugal’s loveliest towns Ponte de Lima and Vouzela, explore perhaps Portugal’s best National Park Peneda-Geres, relax in boutique accommodation, and enjoy the region’s wine and food. Nine days you won’t forget.
In the heart of the South West Alentejo. A dramatic coastline. Beautiful beaches. The Vincentine Coast National Park. This 8 day tour will give you a taste of what the Portuguese say is their real coastline. Guided walks in search of mushrooms and shellfish. Walk the Trail of the Fisherman and the Trail of the Villages. Explore the western Algarve at Sagres and Lagos. And enjoy the comfort care and modernity of Monte da Vilarinha.
On this tour of nine days you will explore Portugal’s magical Alentejo Coast on one of Europe’s great walking trails Rota Vincentina. And then you will venture to the mountain to the north of the Algarve for rest and wellness treatments at Vila Foia. And you will spend a day in the western part of the Algarve. And then you can make your mind up as to the coastline you prefer. And all the time being pampered by your accommodation hosts and guides.
From the city to the middle of the Atlantic. Over 16 days you will experience the sophistication and vibrancy of Lisbon and Porto and the stunning beauty of two isolated islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon and Porto with their hills and majestic rivers. The food and wine. The shops and nightlife. The pulse of cities racing through you. And then to the charm and other world of Madeira and the Azores. The grandeur of the landscape. The cliffs and the lakes. And a way of life that will enthral you.
Six nights accommodation in the famed Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Learn about the wines of the Douro. Enjoy it’s produce. See its ancient history in the Coa Valley through which the Coa flows to the Douro. Marvel at the stepped vineyards that tumble down the steep hills of the Douro Valley to the river. Make your own wine. Get into the kitchen and help the chef prepare your dinner. Cruise the Douro. Visit Lamego and the UNESCO Heritage archaeological site at Coa. You will not want to leave.
Some like the Algarve. Sun Beach and Golf. Others say the North is the real Portugal. Discover the North with four nights in the gorgeous Ponte de Lima. See the historical towns of Viana do Castelo and Braga. Walk for a day on the famous Pilgrims Way. Visit the famous National Park Peneda-Geres. And enjoy the local cuisines and wine. You might still like the Algarve. But you will love the North.