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Wonders of the Countryside Life (8D/7N)
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Wonders of the Countryside Life (8D/7N)
Tour Length:
8 days, 7 nights
When To Go:
All Year

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 1

Lisboa / Évora

Arrival. Check in and  dinner at the farm. Have your well deserved rest at a unique room. Decorated with a rustic style, all the four rooms are personalised and each one has its own thematic.

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 2

Évora - Cycling along the eco-trail  (half day or full day – up to you)

This is a trail built on top of an old railway, which is only for pedestrians or cyclers.You will cycle through farm land and you will most likely find cows, sheep and beautiful horses. The eco trail starts very near the farm, and you will do this tour on your own.We suggest you take a picnic with you, and take as long as you feel like!Leaving the eco trail for a few kms you can visit a lake and cycle along it, or visit a lovely hamlet with traditional architecture.

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 3

Évora - Canoeing trip

We will leave the farm in the morning, after our gorgeous breakfast, and take you to a really nice flat river. You ride in our jeep, and we will take some country side dirt roads. Our drivers/guides are extremely careful and very knowledgeable, and you will learn a lot about the cork trees, the olive trees and the olive oil along the way. Arriving to the river we will do some canoeing (don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe!)and, if we are lucky, see some herons, storks or ducks.On the way back the Monte do Serrado staff drop you off in Évora, where you can have lunch and spend the afternoon visiting the lovely city. They will pick you up later.

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 4

Évora - Walking tour

A walking tour along the aqueduct of Évora (half day). A beautiful walk through farm land. We can walk to Évora (8 kms) or, if you find this too long for your kids, do a circular walk to the farm. The afternoon is free to enjoy the pool, visit the city or, if you have a car, visit one of the many gorgeous villages around Évora.

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 5

Évora - free day

Free day. We suggest you visit Monsaraz Mediaeval Village. Or just relax by the pool and enjoy the pleasure of "doing nothing".

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 6

Évora - Active morning at the farm

You will start by discovering the aromatic herbs that grow in the farm, which are used for many of our traditional dishes! Then you will plant a tree, which will me your land mark at the farm and your reason to come back. You can’t forget to water it tomorrow!Finish the day with an archery tournament, which can be done with kids since 4 or 5 years old, with the help of the farm guide.

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 7

Évora - Megalithic route

By jeep and walking, you will discover many megalithic monuments that remind us of the Asterix stories! The oldest monument dates from 5000 BC! The tour can be done fully by car or
have a lot of walking involved. This depends entirely on you!

Overnight in Monte do Serrado de Baixo.


 

Wonders Of The Countryside Life - Day 8

Departure

Make sure you book a flight in the evening, it is about 1 hour and a half driving from Monte do Serrado de Baixo to the airport.


 



 




This tour includes: 

        • Welcome at the airport

        • Accommodation (buffet breakfast included)

        •  Welcome drink

        • 3 dinners: on 1st night and two others, to be chosen by you

        • All activities described

        • Personal accident insurance for activities

        • A Rental Car 

        • A Pre-programmed GPS

        • Our 200 page exclusive Portugal Travel Guide (see a sample). 

        • A Roadbook (see a sample), with tips and directions that will be very useful while on the road. 

        • A Portugal road map

        • A helpline (phone number) to assist you while on holiday.


Portugal Trails can adapt this tour to your specific needs or design a tailor-made tour exclusively for you. Contact us.


With this self-guided tour you can travel independently: no herding of people on and off buses. At the same time, you will not feel alone since Portugal Trails is only a phone call away.


Our deep knowledge of Portugal allows us to make the best selectionof itineraries and hotels at the best prices.


If you book a tour with us you will receive a Travel Kit, that includes our exclusive 200 page Guide Book (see a sample), maps and a roadbook with tips and suggestions tailored to your interests and a pre-programmed GPS.


While in Portugal we will be here to support you through our helpline




As part of our self-drive tours, we will provide you with a GPS which will be pre-programmed according to your itinerary on a day-by-day basis. You will not have to be a technology expert, nor have to enter by hand any city names, addresses or coordinates, either

All you have to do is to start the engine, turn on the GPS and be prepared to enjoy your day with just a few clicks of the GPS.


Should you prefer not to drive, we will be happy to provide pricing for a guide or a driver. Alternatively, we can design a different tour in which you can travel by train or bus.


We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us


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