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2017/09/20

New video "From Farm to Table" with Food and Wine Itineraries in the Alentejo and Ribatejo regions

For travelers who enjoy organizing their own holidays, the Alentejo and Ribatejo Tourism Board have developed a series of food and wine itineraries in the region, where local producers have decided to open their doors to visitors.



“From Farm to Table” is organised into six major itineraries, divided into 17 routes in the Alentejo and three in the Ribatejo, that showcase regional products and identify and locate the producers and companies that can be visited.




For each route, there is a map and a series of suggestions for visits and activities, such as taking part in the olive harvest, learning to make wine, discovering the growing cycle of rice, or even becoming a home producer of mushrooms. Using this information, tours can be worked out geographically, or in relation to visitors’ interests, the time available, the time of the year and the availability of the producers.

The guide is useful both for people visiting the region and for professionals who would like to enrich their programmes with the flavors of the land and with direct contact with producers.


More information at:
-  http://www.visitalentejo.pt/
http://www.visitribatejo.pt/


Source: Alentejo and Ribatejo Tourism Board

New Guide TransAlentejo: Walking Trails Alqueva

The TransAlentejo Guide is the organization of a set of eleven walking trails structured in the area of influence of the Alqueva Lake and Guadiana River, in areas of special protection in terms of the by-laws of nature conservation.

The trails presented here were chosen from among the several ones that each represented county has on its territory, each of which have been duly recognized and undergone an exhaustive survey of the main points of interest.

With this guide, a new territory in Alentejo in opened to the organized practice of Hiking in a coherent manner and with a common reason: the Alqueva Lake, its tributaries and the Guadiana River after the dam that gives its name to the lake. From Serra d’ossa, where the Ribeira de Lucefécit (stream) rises, to the Tapada Grande in the São Domingos Mine, you can find a common reason in the coastal scenarios that, in recent years, have shaped the landscape in this region.


 You can use this guide for your personal leisure, whether hiking alone, or with your family or friends, through the different paths that are properly studied, mapped and signposted. 
  
For professional use or for tourist nature hiking organizations, this guide is the starting point to a territory that has a lot to offer in terms of group programs, whereby you should contact the Entidade Regional de Turismo Alentejo/Ribatejo (Alentejo/Ribatejo Regional Tourist Entity), the Associação Heranças do Alentejo (Heritage of Alentejo Association) or the Serviços de Turismo Municipal (Municipal Tourist Office).

Download the guide in English here and in Portuguese here

Source: Turismo do Alentejo


2017/09/11

Superbike World Championship:15-17 September in Portimão International Circuit

Vibrate with the vertiginous speed of the superbikes which will take part in one of the stages of the Superbike world championship in the Algarve 
International Circuit.

Renowned for its competitive edge, the SBK championship has its traditional centre is in Europe and is also hosted in various parts of the globe such as Australia, Qatar and the United States. This competition is even more thrilling because no prototypes are used - only bikes built from commercial models.


As in other motorsports, each event counts for two simultaneous championships – pilots and brands.


Find more information at:
http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com
http://www.worldsbk.com
https://www.facebook.com/WorldSBK/

https://twitter.com/WorldSBK

2017/09/06

Azores Airlines Pro 2017: Sep 05 -11

In September, come and see the exhibitions of the world’s best surfers during the SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro, which takes place in São Miguel.



This event is part of the World Qualifying Series of the Professional Surfers’ Association and has been classified as a Prime Event, which is the highest grade awarded in this sport. The setting that has been chosen for this tournament is the beach of Santa Bárbara, close to Ribeira Grande on the northern coast of São Miguel island, whose waves are greatly appreciated by the many aficionados of this sport.


Find more information at:
http://www.azoresislandspro.com
http://www.worldsurfleague.com/azores-airlines-pro
https://www.visitazores.com/en

2017/09/05

Algarve Events Guide for September 2017

Going to the Algarve during the month of September? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.




Find more information about the Algarve at:
Algarve Region
Algarve
- Brochure "Algarve, Europe's most famous secret"

Algarve Map

From September 14th to 16th, don´t miss the Columbus Festival in Porto Santo Island

In September, in an atmosphere evoking the period of the Portuguese Maritime Discoveries, the island of Porto Santo puts on a whole range of concerts and performances linked to music and theatre. 



Vila Baleira devotes a week to the navigator Christopher Columbus, who passed through this island and spent several years of his life living here. Columbus came into contact with Madeira in 1478, when the inhabitants of Funchal were devoting their energies to the sugar trade. Columbus lived in this archipelago after marrying the daughter of the captain of Porto Santo. His son Diogo was born here.

This festival is designed to remind people of Columbus’ time in the Madeira Archipelago, during the course of his voyages to the American continent, as well as the whole epic story of the period of the Discoveries.

Music, exhibitions, street entertainment and a historical parade recreate the medieval atmosphere of Columbus’ disembarkation with his companions on the town’s quay. The festivities serve to make this week a truly "historic" one. 


Find more about at:
http://festivaldocolombo.visitmadeira.pt
http://www.visitmadeira.pt/columbus-festival
https://www.visitportugal.com/Columbus Festival
http://www.visitportosanto.pt/

2017/08/31

From 12-17 of September 2017, don´t miss the Sintra Portugal Pro

Come and appreciate the great skill and expertise of the world’s top bodyboarders, who, in September, will be taking part in the Sintra Portugal Pro at Praia Grande.

Organised under the auspices of the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA), the Sintra Portugal Pro tournament consists of both men’s and women’s events and is the only stage in the World Bodyboarding Championship to be held in Europe.

Contained within the boundaries of the protected area of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Praia Grande is considered a major international bodyboarding event because of the quality of its waves, which allow competitors to perform some truly spectacular manoeuvres.


Find more about at:
http://www.sintrabodyboard.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sintraportugalpro