The Alentejo - The (so far) undiscovered Tuscany of Portugal

Portugal and the Alentejo...

Portugal and the Alentejo...

You can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area -  sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains, mountains, and vibrant and cosmopolitan towns.

The Alentejo Coast

The Alentejo Coast

The Alentejo coastline is a protected nature reserve, it remains unspoilt and retains much of the magic the Algarve has lost over recent decades. The West coast beaches have higher surf than the more sheltered Algarve and attract surfers from all over the world. As a rule the beaches at the mouths of rivers/streams: Odeceixe, Carvalhal, Zambujeira do Mar, Furnas & Vila Nova de Milfontes all have good areas protected from the surf and are safer for younger children.

Cosmopolitan towns full of heritage...

Cosmopolitan towns full of heritage...

The Alentejo is steeped with charm, culture and rich history which has been preserved in its architecture.  

The Alentejo is renowned for its vineyards and fine wines...

The Alentejo is renowned for its vineyards and fine wines...

The best known wineries in Portugal's Alentejo region date back some 700 years.

The Alentejo Wine Route...

The Alentejo Wine Route...

The Alentejo is one of the most famous wine regions in Portugal, and it has its own wine-tourism programme.There are around 12 vineyards on the wine route which are open to the public and offer restaurants, accommodation and wine tasting.

The Alentejo vineyards...

The Alentejo vineyards...

The clean and fullsome character of these wines made from indigenous grape varieties is much appreciated with vineyard tours and tasting sessions attracting many visitors to the Alentejo's wine route.

Gastronomy...

Gastronomy...

The Alentejo is a renowned producer of olives and olive oil, these subtle flavours are present in the local gastronomy.