Alentejo & The Rota Vicentina
The Alentejo region of Portugal is vast. Practically made for laid-back exploration, wander the rolling hills and neatly plotted vineyards. Or perhaps the raggy coastlines and mountainside medieval villages are more your style? From the hilltops to the cliffs and along the Rota Vicentina, this is a region all about picking your poison.
Acting as the Alentejo’s cultural stronghold is the UNESCO marked Evora. Blessed with incredible Roman temples, the city is pure history and an absolute must. But don’t forget to step into the local eateries, they’re teeming with delicacies. And meshing history with nature, the Rota Vicentina makes sense of the Alentejo’s contrasts.
Romanticizing pilgrimage style, the Rota Vicentina boasts some of Europe’s best-preserved routes. Its trails offer the way of history, which is inland, or the way of the fisherman, which goes along the water. Whichever path you choose, eat the freshest of local produce and observe rare wildlife throughout the journey.