Walking at Ouguela on PR1 CMR

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I love exploring Portugal off the beaten track and I had often wondered what lay in the countryside beyond Campo Maior and close to the Spanish border. So, on a clear morning in May 2017 we set off from Vila Viçosa to … Continued

Megaliths & Romans around Flor de Rosa

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There are many megalithic sites around Flor de Rosa and if you are staying in the Pousada and enjoy exploring do search them out, and there are many more than I have so far found! Photographs here were taken over … Continued

The NIS PR3 walk at Velada

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This walk, NIS PR3, starts at the hydroelectric station at Velada on the River Nisa and you either download information or pick up a brochure or book of walks at the tourist office in Nisa. This was a lovely walk from 2017 … Continued

The PR7 PTG-CVD walk at Carreiras, eastern Portugal

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We have walked the PR7 PTG-CVD at Carreiras three times now and enjoyed each occasion. Every time it has been slightly different: the first year the arum lilies were gorgeous, but the weather was threatening; last year it was beautiful, … Continued

Portalegre, Portugal

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Last year we enjoyed a fascinating day in Portalegre and I would certainly return. We started in the old town, at the Cathedral founded in 1556, and enjoyed walking through the streets, watching people, taking in the scents (there is … Continued

Castelo Branco in eastern Portugal

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The weather forecast suggested a chilly day with showers and so we decided on a day in Castelo Branco. We had visited before, in 2013, and had enjoyed the gardens. Portugal is changing and from searches on the internet it … Continued

Alter do Chao in Portugal’s Alentejo

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We had visited Alter Pedroso and Seda on a very cold, wet, and windy day and needed a coffee, so we retreated gratefully into the first smoky bar we found in nearby Alter do Chão. This quiet town is adjacent to a Roman … Continued

Antas & Cromlechs in Portugal

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Driving to or from Lisbon is always a good opportunity to seek out megalithic remains off the beaten track and this year we found the anta below at the roadside, just outside Mora, and in the town there is a new Megalithic Interpretation … Continued

Megalithic sites in Portugal – Cromlech de Almendres

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It is perhaps surprising to those who regard Portugal as a golfer’s paradise, which of course it may well be, or a beach destination, to find that it has a rich collection of prehistoric sites. Do take time to seek … Continued

A relaxing start to travels in Portugal

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There are many different ways in which one could begin a trip to the interior of Portugal and one which I particularly enjoy is a flight from the UK into Lisbon airport, arriving at the end of the day, and … Continued

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