The 5th Walking Festival Ameixial will grow significantly in 2017, while also striving to boost its international profile. With this in mind, the event is now twinned with the Gran Canaria Walking Festival (http://www.grancanariawalkingfestival.com/en/), a sibling event with which several joint promotion and dissemination activities are planned.
Food and Drink
The Portuguese have a sweet tooth. And, you might say that the Nata is Portugal’s best know ambassador.
The famous Portuguese sweet cherry liqueur Ginginha: With or without fruit? “I try will to forget, with a few ginjinhas. For giving a drink to pain is the best way to do that….” - from one the many Fados that speak lovingly of Ginja
Wine, garlic, a dash of salt – tasty, and so good that it is enjoyed around the world.
Inland areas supply succulent and tender meats that make this region a major attraction for hunting enthusiasts. In the inland Northern areas, we find smoked meats and sausages in Chaves and Lamego, spicy garlic sausage ("alheiras") in Mirandela, and pickled pork sausage ("salpicões") in Vinhais.
Portugal has about 530 miles of sandy beaches--all on the Atlantic and all inviting - many with great surfing, and just right for relaxing.
Bolo de Mel (Madeira honey cake) is considered to be Madeira's oldest dessert. But it has no honey in it…
Portugal has nine new Michelin Stars for 2017, almost doubling the 14 from 2016.
Say hello to some tasty Octopus!
Portugal's Madeira is a magnificent place of warm weather, huge mountains, and 200 years of hospitality. Those who know Madeira, know of its specialty "Milho Frito," a fried corn square not unlike a white corn polenta square. Milho Frito is an excellent accompaniment to a meal of grilled tuna or beef. Seasoned with local flavors, the recipe varies across the islands. Here is one variation: