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Alentejo’s Mertola to the Algarve’s Odeleite
The drive from the mines at Sao Domingos to Mértola takes us on the scenic N265 through the mountains of the Natural Park of Vale do Guadiana. Deserted and atmospheric, there’s a view at every turn in the road. From the reservoir on the outskirts of Sao Domingos to the many tributaries of the great…
Portugal’s Alentejo to Mertola
From Megalithic stone circles that make Stonehenge look like babies they’re so old to hilltop white villages and deserted mines – the interior of Portugal’s Alentejo is a treasure trove.
Évora – City of Bones and Books
A town of peacock cries, chapel of bones and bookshops with bubble-gum machines that spit out poems – Evora is not to be missed.
Over the border from Spain’s Badajoz to Portugal’s Guadiana River
White cubic houses, wild flower meadows, ancient treasures and wonderful walking trails – the Alentejo has it all.
Mérida – Spain’s best kept secret
Spain’s Merida is a well-kept secret to many travellers. It is a jewel of a town with an ancient history, small enough to walk around.
Tracing the Guadiana from the Cabaneros Mountains to Embalse García Sola
From a pastoral idyll to the haunting reservoir, Garcia Sola, we chase the Guadiana River in Spain…