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One of my favourite areas in the South of Portugal. It can be terribly hot in the Summer, and everything is dry. I would recommend to visit during Spring or early Autumn. Be careful with the lynxes - sometimes they cross the road - and...More
The area is a vast plateau landscape surrounding a deep canyon where the river runs, mostly with vast agriculture landscape of olives, sheep, cork, wine and fruit trees. It's a sweeping landscape, lots of green and flowers, really beautiful.
The river is harsh cliffs, streaming...More
A local suggested we stop here to seethe water mills along the river. Follow the river north at the largest roundabout and within a few meters you will see the sign for the park. You can actually drive down to the river or park at...More
the drive through the Serra do Geres is breathtaking. The valleys, gorges, small villages that you drive through, the vineyards, and the scent of pine and eucalyptus are unforgettable views. Stop at the various look outs- the pictures will be everlasting.
There are quite a few hikes to do here ranging from 1 to 5 hours. Be sure to bring lots of water and a camera. There are lots of birds and when the sun goes down you can spot rabbits and foxes. The mines are...More
The Air, The Views, everything in such a perfect setting, in such a perfect place. Someone designed this land and placed every tree, rock, water hole, village in a most strategical magical beautiful setting.
We spent a couple of days in Mertola and could explore this peaceful natural park with kids. The river is great for canoeing trips also for children. The park and landscape is wonderful and easy to hike. We enjoyed our stay in mid of April...More
December-January is one of the most peaceful times of the year. Great place to walk and take time to refresh yourself; Fewer Tourist and little traffic. The area is full of wildlife and birds. I love just walking some of the backroads. You can hike...More
There are five designated walks in the park, and we planned for one of them. The the automn came - meaning heavy rain - so we will have to walk some other time, but we drove around instead while we enjoyed the earth coloured scenery....More