Golegã is the horse capital in Portugal. It is set in the heart of the Ribatejo region – which is horse country, about 90 minutes east of Lisbon.
Some cycle just for the fun of it, others are just addicted. This last couple of years Portugal has become one of the cyclist’s best friends and the trend is indeed here to stay. Not only there are several trails (Greenways) spread across the country, but also many stores and cafés have been popping up.
Maybe “Jumping off a Bridge” is not the first thing that you imagine yourself doing. Or even high on the list… But if it is… you can do it in Melgaço. “Bridge” Jumping is a variation of the famous Bungee Jumping, specially designed for an adrenaline rush.
Are you wearing “Verde” today? To celebrate the day when the Green is the Color, we gathered some Cool Green Stuff you can find in Portugal.
Inaugurated in 1890, the Dão rail line linked Beira Alta Line to Viseu for almost a hundred years, being the first railroad to reach the city of Viseu...
The Vidago Palace Golf Course is hosting, from 16 to 18 of March, two of the most prestigious international amateur golf tournaments, played between two teams of 12 players each, representing Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Ties between Fado and the Tourada are strong today, with many a bullfight mixing with a concert of Fados, and the long tradition of going to a Fado house after the bullfight. Fado in the Ribatejo still sings of bulls and horses, and the Fados that tell the tales of the Last Royal Bullfight, and the love of Maria Severa and the Count of Vimioso live on. Even the great Fadista, Amáila Rodrigues made two films about the bullfight.
The Portuguese bullfight is, at first glance, quite simple. A cavaleiro, or rider, dressed in a silk jacket embroidered with gold and lace, and wearing tan riding pants and black boots, takes to the arena atop the renowned Lusitano breed of horse.
The golf course integrates with the natural environment. A well equipped clubhouse, with a restaurant, spike bar, pro shop and gold academy, overlooks nine of the 18 holes. The terrace offers an ideal post-round venue, where owners and visitors to Royal Óbidos can enjoy views.
Portugal is on the rise as a destination for cyclists because of proximity to the US, its wide range of landscapes, and its mild climate