- Alentejo Region
Today, the West of the Iberian Peninsula is one of the least populated regions in Europe. Precisely for this reason, it has remained so untouched, wild and original.
Definitely, the roads in this region offer some of the best driving experiences in Europe for bikes, motorbikes, classic cars or any wheels you prefer. Why?
The explanation is easy:
We call these roads “road movie roads” because they reflect in Europe the landscape of the Wild West impressive Classic road movies. Films like Thelma and Louise or Easy Rider could have easily been filmed in this part of the world.
You want to know more? Visit pour page Road Trips.
The Northern Alentejo – Portalegre and Marvão district – is an almost mythical region, a region where time is time and space is space. The Alentejo province is a paradise for hiking, biking or driving around. Routes pass over smuggling paths, show old castles and go through endless kilometers of nature and tranquility. You will find endless plains and mountains, water that entertains and cures, great open spaces in the midst of nature or in those built by man both for ancient wars and for peace. Find out how our ancestors used the stones of the dolmens and menhirs.
This unique nature reserve was established in 1989 and is one of the most interesting examples of biological diversity in Portugal. The Serra de São Mamede reaches a height of 1025 meters and connects the rolling Alentejo and Extremadura dehesa countryside to the lusher Tagus basin and Sistema Central mountains of Iberia (Serra de Estrela in Portugal, the Sierra de Gredos in Spain). One of the ‘wildest’ regions in Europe, with views stretching over 200km, it’s a perfect habitat for flora and fauna: chestnut trees, cork oaks, vineyards, olive groves and wild fox, wild boar, eagles and vultures, plus Europe’s largest bat colony.
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Marvão is simply one of best places to visit in Portugal. Moreover, Marvão is a mandatory stop.
The village has long inspired artists and writers, from Nobel prize-winner José Saramago to leading travel writers from around the world. In the 1950s, author Huldine Beamish wrote of Marvão ‘There is an atmosphere about the district (of Marvão) that is very ancient. Picking your way along the steep stony pathways, you would not be at all surprised to meet a Phoenician trader or Roman Soldier’. It is, in short, a village that fires the imagination!
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