An ancient land experiencing a renaissance. Rich in history and Mediterranean beauty. Linger in stylish Lisbon. Cool coastal breezes. A hot new restaurant scene. Ride through peaceful Alentejo. Whitewashed villages and Moorish palaces. Olive groves and vineyards. Escape the crowds and explore southern Portugal's paradise. You too will be transformed.
1 Discover the allure of Lisbon, where old-world charm meets cosmopolitan culture | Bike through picturesque Mediterranean countryside at the heart of southern Portugal | Enjoy a quiet landscape peppered with olive and cork trees | Admire endless vineyards and taste exquisite wines | Relish a Michelin-starred dinner and luxury accommodations in beautiful Montemor-o-Novo.
2-3 Visit a traditional family-run herdade (farmhouse) for a lunch from the garden | Tour the vineyards of an estate in Portugal's wine country | Explore medieval Évora, a World Heritage site and a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
4 Majestic castle ruins and white-washed villages with terra-cotta roofs are just part of today's scenery | Relax at Casa Agrícola winery and enjoy a picnic lunch amid a sea of olive groves | Take in the views from the village of Monsaraz.
5-6 Learn about the production of terra-cotta in Corval, Portugal's pottery capital | Up for a challenge? Tackle the climb up to Monsaraz with sweeping views of Alqueva Dam, Europe's largest man-made lake | Savor the flavors of the region at our farewell dinner.