The epitome of summer riding is pedaling the yellow fields of Alentejo. Here are some pictures taken from our bike tours in Alentejo.
Wake up from the deep sleep of a thousand years in the master suite of your own castle/monastery, once the home of the Knights of Malta in Portugal;
Start your day riding these endless plains that surround your domains as far as the eye can see;
Wait a minute, your domains aren't exactly as flat as they told you...
Yes, in fact you'll have to climb a bit to reap this reward:
...yes, it's worth it!
... Visit and witness the history in the whitewashed and medieval villages;
...see the magnificent portuguese tiles, the "azulejos", found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, and convents.
Visit the cellars, to make sure your wine is ready to be served...
..as you'll have to entertain your friends back at your covent, now converted in a fabulous hotel. Tonight's dinner is meaty, hearty and the wine must be perfect, as the Alentejo wines are recognized for;