Alentejo: an ideal destination to visit in autumn

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Traveling in the fall also has its charm. And, although this year is complicated by COVID-19, there are nearby places that – as long as displacement is possible without skipping security measures due to the coronavirus – are well worth a visit. They may not be among the most touristy and popular, but they offer good opportunities to enjoy short stays, getaways or a short vacation. Among them, today we are talking about Alentejo , a region of Portugal that also has the advantage of having a tourist offer suitable for the whole family. But what can be done?

The region

To visit Alentejo you don’t need to have specific plans. The truth is that only the tour of the region is worth it for its landscapes. Not in vain is it located on a high ground from which you can see the plain and the surroundings in which the castle stands out where, today, the Pousada de Alvito is located .

Looking carefully at the white houses of the town is another good option, as well as taking the tours between the area of influence of the Guadiana river and the Alqueva reservoir to see all the landscape and natural wealth, as well as the heritage. It is a route of trails with distances that vary between eight and 20 kilometers.

Water buffs have other options too. For example, they can do various activities such as canoeing , practicing deep hydrospeed , descending rivers … And, if you want a quieter day, the alternative is through the river beach .

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Enjoying culture is possible in Alentejo. For example, you can go to Marvão , which is a small medieval town that is very well preserved, and is also one of the most beautiful towns in this region. In addition, if you visit the area from October 4 to December 12, you can enjoy the Terras Sem Sombra festival, where concerts are organized.

Families

If you visit Alentejo as a family, a good option is to go to Alcácer do Sal to visit Porto de Rei with the small palace next to the shore or to head towards the Vale del Gaio reservoir , which is ideal for rowing boats or in bike.