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Landscape
Place: Alentejo
Photo: Alentejo
Photo: Alentejo

Portugal may be only a small country, but the variety of its landscapes and species is such that any trip, however short, is a pleasure of discovery.

From the towering mountains to the vast plains, from the wide sandy beaches with their gently rolling waves to the jagged coastline battered by rough seas, the country has a little of everything. And there are also the islands of Madeira and Azores, oases of calm and tranquillity in the middle of the Atlantic, with lush vegetation, extinct volcanoes and caves full of natural carvings. Wherever you are, the sun shines all year round, offering a mild climate that is ideal for enjoying nature and the outdoors.

Nature
Photo: Madeira / Alentejo ©Rota Vicentina 

Some of these places are true sanctuaries that have been preserved intact since the beginning of time. And many are the habitat of rare species of flora and fauna that enjoy here the ideal conditions to develop. You can discover them on a walk for observation and contemplation, or in more adrenaline-filled sports and radical activities. They are unforgettable moments, and you will go away with the best holiday memories.


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Serra do Buçaco
Place: Buçaco
Photo: Turismo Centro de Portugal
Buçaco, Luso, Curia - a tour around Bairrada
Between the majestic forest of Buçaco and the thermal spas of Luso and Curia, you will find a region that offers everything you need to make you feel good.Start with the beauty of the landscape, (...)

Rio Guadiana - Alcoutim
Place: Alcoutim
Photo: Francisco de Almeida Dias
Guadiana Grande Randonnée
Discover the easternmost part of the Algarve, one of the least-known areas of the region, when you take the Guadiana Grande Randonnée that links Vila Real de Santo António to Alcoutim. This is one of (...)

Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês
Photo: Região de Turismo do Alto Tâmega e Barroso
Natural parks and reserves
You will find scattered around the country places of preserved beauty, inhabited by a wide diversity of species of flora and fauna, where Man and Nature live in perfect harmony. Protected in order to (...)

Flamingos
Place: Ria Formosa
Photo: Turismo do Algarve
Ria Formosa and the Marshlands (of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António)
Ria Formosa, the most important wildlife sanctuary in the Algarve, and the Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António marshlands – the River Guadiana wetland zone – are two protected areas waiting (...)

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