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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.

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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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Geoparque de Arouca
Place: Arouca
Photo: Associação Geoparque Arouca
Arouca Geopark
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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 Ceira
Place: Lousã
Photo: Paulo Magalhães
Caramulo, Açor and Lousã – other mountain ranges to explore
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Serra da Arrábida
Place: Arrábida
Photo: Turismo de Portugal
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The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park, amidst the deep blue sea and the green of the hills, is an excellent place to test your physical condition.Situated by the sea, the park offers some of the most (...)

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