Walking trails; “Beliche trail”

The “Beliche trail” starts at the dam of Beliche in the municipality of Castro Marim, it’s a short trail that stretches over 6.3 km with moderate elevation and on mixed dirt- and asfalt roads. Along the way you will pass a number of orchards with mainly citrus trees but also fig trees, almond trees, etc….

Walking trails; “Boa Vista Trail”

The third trail “Boa Vista Trail” with start in Corte António Martins in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, the distance is about 10.5 km on mixed dirt roads and asfalt roads with moderate ups and downs. You will experience stretches of the trail crosses a landscape of carob and holm oak trees,…

Quinta do Quetzal, Vila de Frades, Alentejo.

We had tried the wine from the vineyard Quinta do Quetzal some time before this trip that is located in Vila de Frades we enjoyed it very much. As we were in the area and had some time to spend we went to Quinta do Quetzal Thursday May 21. When we arrived we saw some…

Pais das Uvas restaurant, Vila de Frades, Alentejo.

In Vila de Frades and the area there are some vineries making the talha wine, a process of wine making introduced by the Romans and then handed down from generation to generation throughout the history. This technique to make wine is first of all to use big clay amphorae called talhas giving the wine a special…

Queijaria Pinto 🐐🧀, Vila de Frades, Alentejo

After the lockdown due to the covid-19 and our newly gained freedom our trip to Alentejo took us to the village of Vila de Frades just north of Beja, Vila de Frades is a small village but with great history reaching to the times of the Roman, still you can enjoy the ruins from that…

Herdade do Vau, Alentejo

After two months of lockdown because of Covid-19 things are slowly opening up again starting with the opening of golf courses followed by shops and now finally restaurants. All this happening with restrictions focusing on keeping the distance, hand hygiene, facial masks, etc. We did the last week our first longer trip outside the Vila…

Salted Chicken on the BBQ🐥

Chicken on the BBQ is a fantastic thing and we have a couple of recipes that we do quite frequently but the other day I found a new recipe on internet that we tried with great success. The original recipe in Swedish was posted on the following link. The chicken became very tasty, the meat…

Visit to Alentejo and Herdade da Mingorra.

Just south of Beija and 1,5 hours drive from Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the south part of Alentejo there is a concentration of very good wineries with great history and tradition of making wines. The best way of course is to experience the wine and local food that naturally marries together where it’s…

HABEMOS TAPAS

Once in a while instead of lunch we go for some tapas, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio there are a couple of good tapas places and one of them is Habemos Tapas just between the city hall and Avenida Republica (just by the river). In winter time when the sun is out it’s nice…