The Alentejo is one of Portugal’s best kept secrets, often referred to as “Tuscany before the tourists arrived.” You’ll fall in love with its rural scenery, farm to table cooking experiences, sweeping plains of olive groves and cork trees, horse riding on traditional ranches, and stays on gorgeous estates with wine-tasting, bird watching, hiking, and other activities included.
How we spent a week in Portugal to see a variety of scenery and activities.
The opportunity to view such a beautiful and remote part of Portugal was a privilege, and I can’t wait to go back again soon!
10 days in fairytale Portugal, staying in boutique hotels and castle-hotels, covering most of Portugal’s major areas and taking you from beaches to mountains, palaces, national parks, medieval towns, castles, and bustling cities!
Here’s how to take a beautiful scenic train ride along one of the most stunning vistas in Europe, even with limited time.