The Ultimate Outdoor Guide To Portugal’s Alentejo Region
Portugal’s Alentejo region occupies almost the entire lower third of the country, save its sunny, southernmost sliver, the Algarve. Home to some of the nation’s finest beaches, this striking region is equally blessed with rolling hills, mountain peaks, and cliffs that plunge into the sea. It’s surprising, then, that most travelers overlook Alentejo’s outdoors in favor of its small, historic cities; piquant cuisine; and, more recently, wine country.
Don’t undersell Alentejo by skipping its beaches, rivers, and countryside, which together offer excellent surfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and even rock climbing. If you’re an active traveler, or just want to get in some movement to make room for your next meal, here’s our guide to the incomparable Alentejo’s outdoor offerings.