THE AREA

DISCOVER ALENTEJO, A PORTUGUESE GEM

Herdade dos Alfanges  is nestled in the heart of the Alentejo and is the perfect destination for an activity break with a good dose of relaxation thrown in.

Choose from the multitude of activities available on the doorstep such as cycling, horse back riding, wine tasting or sightseeing of many beautiful little villages or cities with Roman and Moorish traces. You may also enjoy the countless castles, palaces, manor houses, churches and convents existing in the region that witness its importance and the development.

The unspoiled landscape makes the area a paradise for nature lovers. 

Should you be tired of all the different activities there are many ways to relax on the farm. Take a swim or we can arrange a massage for you.

Alentejo Region 

Known as the new Tuscany, it is a region filled with quaint villages, castles, vineyards, wineries and olive trees.

It's also known as the oak tree land and makes Portugal the biggest cork producer worldwide.  Many craftsmen can be found in all the small villages.

The climate is mild and has a Mediterranean and continental characteristic.

Summers are dry and hot, spring and autumn are relatively moderate and pleasant with occasional rain showers, while winters are rather humid and cold.

Activities in the area

- Bike tours

- Ecological trails

- River trails in canoes

- Archery

- Hiking

- Bowling

- Kart racing

- Paintball

- Parachute jumping (20 Min. away)

- Hot Air Balloon flight

- Photo Safari

- Team building activities

- Évora city tour in bus or more                 originally in an "Oldtimer"

Odivelas dam is within 15 km for

- Fishing,

- Bird-watching

- Horseback riding

- Pedal boats

- Canoeing

- Windsurfing

- Tennis

- Mini-Golf

 

The Alqueva dam is Europe's biggest dam and artificial lake. It is 48km away and offers lot's of different activities.

Evora District

We are located in the bigger triangle of Évora, Beja and Grândola within the Évora district. Évora city, a UNESCO world heritage site, is only a 30 minute drive and filled with restaurants, museums and cultural activities.

There are many megalithic monuments and Roman ruins in the area that give proof that the area was inhabited since the early stone age

Wineries

Wine route of the Alentejo where you can discover and taste many different wines from the region. 

 

We can organise Wine tasting and dinner at some well known wineries.

The three closest villages

VILA NOVA DA BARONIA. It is a typical Alentejo white washed village with cobbled streets, hidden little food shops bakery, pharmacy, ATM/Bank, restaurants, and a train station that has trains to Lisbon and Beja several times a day.

ALVITO is a nice little village with a castle which today is a luxury Hotel. There are several little shops and the São Cucufate Roman villa nearby.

VIANA DO ALENTEJO is well know through the gothic castle built in 1313.

It has two big supermarkets where you can find almost everything. Bakery, pharmacy, medical clinic, restaurants and several other small shops.

Day Trips

Historic cities & villages

Evora

Beja

Monsaraz

Estremoz

Arraiolos

Beach

Troia

Comporto

Visits

Wineries

Potteries

Carpet production in Arraiolos

Alqueva dam

Prehistoric Dolmens

Castles

and much more...

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