The diverse landscape of Alentejo and unmatched gastronomy are just part of its allure. From the Roman heritage of Évora, a UNESCO protected site, heading south to Beja, you will feel in a movie of another era.
You are a movie Start
The country roads are always inspiring, some many romances start depicting the road ahead of the main character, and here, you are the start of this Alentejo tour.
One of the musts in Alentejo is a stay at Convento do Espinheiro in Évora - a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa awarded first place among the best resort hotels in Spain and Portugal, according to T + L's readers, so after this amazing stay, we will take you on a ride south…
You will be in a deluxe Mercedes vehicle, crossing plains and a road that seems to go straight into the infinite line, heading south to your next stop the charming Herdades of Alentejo.
Herdade, is the name given to a Quinta in the Alentejo Region, like a French Chateux. Usually a family owned land with a family house and wine and olive production, fruit trees and farm animals, in a nutshell tradition says this is it. Although nowadays some of this Herdades have been totally renewed to be the most comfortable places to spend some luxurious days.
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Where to stay and what to do in Alentejo?
The charming Herdade dos Grous, Herdade da Malhadinha nova and the relaxing Herdade do Sobroso will be waiting for your visit. The smiles of the family’s running the Herdades will welcome you and you will feel the true beauty of Alentejo is after all in its people. People from Alentejo are known by its big heart, always smiling, friendly and overall top-notch artisans. From cooks, to pottery makers, here in Alentejo is the paradise for both wine and food lovers and décor lovers.
The centuries of each craftsmanship make intricate techniques seem simple, beautiful to watch in loco, and we will take you to the most traditional craft workshops for both shopping and mastering the craft. Well, at least to try it! Did you ever wanted to make your own wine and name it? Well this is the moment.
Outdoor activities are also a must in a country where there is about 300 days of sun!
Most of the Herdades have the usual great pool and space to unwind next to the main house; in Herdade do Sobroso you will even find a salt-water pool! But that is just a start. Besides it, there are countless activities like canoeing, horse riding, 4x4 rides, and you name it. It is all for the sake of fun and creating great memories for all the family.
And weather you are a true wine lover or just curious about wines, there is also a tour to the magnificent vineyards and commented tasting adjusted to the your knowledge, paired with the most delicious traditional petiscos – traditional finger food both salty or sweet.
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