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…

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…

Hiking and tracks in Algarve

There are many different hiking and tracks oprtunities in Algarve. One that we enjoyed in the springtime was to Odeleite. We drove from Vila Real de Santo António until Odeleite its 21 km.  There we parked the car in the center of the village. We walked across the road and there you can see different…

Visit to Alentejo and Herdade Monte Novo e Figueirinha.

This week we had visitors from Sweden, we went with them and some friends that lives in Tavira for a day to Alentejo and the surroundings of Beja to visit some winemakers. We also enjoyed lunch at a traditional restaurant in the center of Beja. The first stop was programmed at Herdade Monte Novo e…

2 lovely days in Sagres

On my birthday this year my wish was to travel to Sagres. A summer town situated within a few Km of Europe’s most southwestern point, Cape St. Vincent, the town has a rather windswept, remote feel about it. It is however the history, location and surrounding features that makes Sagres well worth a visit. It…

Paddling and exploring caves in west Algarve.

When planning the trip to Sagres for Kristina’s birthday she did some investigations on internet and a SUP (Stand Up Paddling) excursion, exploring the caves in western Algarve caught her interest and was booked with ”Algarve SUP Tours”. We were picked up on time at the meeting point at Intermache in Sagres, then transported back…

Évora; A World Heritage Site

Friday evening we discussed possible plans for the weekend, we have heard so much about Èvora that should have a well-preserved old town center surrounded by a medieval walls and remains from various historical periods. Évora is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it’s also the capital of the Alentejo region and consequently…