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Mountain Road Trip Through Portugal? Count Us In.

We’ve got your first post-lockdown sojourn covered. 

With the exciting news that Portugal has made it onto the UK’s Green List, eager tourists across the nation are already looking to head out to the country to feed their long-held craving for a little wanderlust. 

Courtesy of charming Alentejo farmstead São Lourenço do Barrocal, we now have a pretty perfect idea of how to do just that. 

The team behind the countryside getaway has designed an itinerary for those heading out to Portugal in the form of a six night road trip featuring beaches, vineyards and some of the country’s most breathtaking mountain views. 

So, what’s the plan?

Upon arriving in Portugal, travellers can collect their car for the duration of the trip, before heading to the beautiful town of Comporta and checking in to the Sublime Comporta. A country retreat and spa, the Sublime Comporta is an unspoiled, inviting resort nestled amongst 17-hectares of cork trees, umbrella pines and rolling sand dunes. 

The itinerary for the road trip recommends that travellers check in for two nights. A short break, but plenty of time to enjoy all that the resort has to offer, including abundant local wildlife, tranquil spa facilities and incredible natural beauty. 

Suitably relaxed, you’ll check out and get back on the road, setting your sights on the two hour drive to São Lourenço do Barrocal. Upon arrival at the 19th century countryside estate, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vast farmlands and vineyards. 

The resort offers a wide range of different activities, with horseback riding, wine tasting and hot air balloon rides all available to visitors. It’s down to you to decide which experiences you’d like to enjoy – maybe you could even try to fit them all in during your two-night countryside break?

Upon your second check-out, there’s little time to waste before embarking on the next part of your journey – a four-hour drive to the Casa de São Lourenço. ‘Four hours?’, you might say, but rest assured that no minute of the journey is without stunning mountain views that are worth every second of your time behind the wheel. 

The Casa de São Lourenço itself is a glorious mountain hideaway, where luxurious suites with the most desirable of features lead out onto balconies offering unbelievable views of a truly stunning Portuguese landscape. If you can tear yourself away from the vista for a while, there are equally enticing facilities on offer throughout the hotel, though we have to admit that the natural beauty is the real star of the show. It’s a suitably breathtaking finale to conclude a phenomenal trip. 

Is it just us or does that sound like heaven? We’re packing our bags right now.
 
More information on the São Lourenço do Barrocal, Sublime Comporta and Casa de São Lourenço can be found on their respective websites.