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Rota Vicentina walking route opens on the Algarve’s west coast

On 11th May 2012 the Rota Vicentina in the Algarve officially opened to the public. The walking trail runs along the rugged western coast of the Algarve to Sagres offering stunning coastal views along the way.

Get into shape on a weight loss and fitness holiday

Get into shape on a weight loss and fitness holiday

How did summer creep up so fast? It won’t be long until the bikinis and swim shorts will be making an appearance, yet there is still time to slim down and shape up.

Discover the Azores at Hampton Court Palace

Sunvil Discovery and Azores Tourism join forces to host The Azorean Garden at this summer’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Swim with dolphins and enjoy whale watching in the Azores

Swim with dolphins and enjoy whale watching in the Azores

Where in Europe can you swim with wild dolphins or have the chance to see a blue whale migrating through? The beautiful islands of the Portuguese-owned Azores are considered by many marine biologists to be the best place in Europe to see whales.

Avoid the midsummer madness: think Alentejo

Far from the madding crowds of the Algarve, the Alentejo region of Portugal has a tremendous range of options for travellers looking to recharge their batteries.

Amieira Marina offers ‘taster’ houseboat experiences

In a corner of Portugal’s stunning Alentejo region awaits the Amieira Marina, a houseboat holiday company offering visitors the chance to explore Europe’s largest manmade lake aboard their own private houseboat.

Celebrate the equinox in style

Celebrate the equinox in style

In the northern hemisphere the March equinox marks the start of spring and has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth.

Boating holidays for mum, dad and even the teenage kids!

Planning the annual summer family holiday can be a tiresome task. Dad wants outdoor adventures, mum wants some peace and quiet and not to mention the teenage kids who are reluctant to travel with their parents, let alone be dragged along the tourist circuit…Enter Amieira Marina!

Viking Cruises to gold on River Douro

Viking Cruises to gold on River Douro

Following demand from customers to create a new river cruise holiday along Portugal’s River Douro, Viking River Cruises is thrilled to launch its new itinerary for 2013: River Douro, Portugal’s River of Gold.

Alqueva becomes certified star-gazing destination

UNWTO and UNESCO have certified Alqueva in the Alentejo region of Portugal as a starlight destination for tourism. Alqueva, within which the Amieira Marina is set, is the first site to be granted official ‘Starlight Tourism Destination’ certification.

Monte da Quinta leads golf bag charges fightback

Monte da Quinta is offering golfers the chance to earn money back on their holidays when they stay at the Portuguese resort at any time this year.

Wine tours in Portugal

Specialist tour operator, Grape Escapes, has added Porto to its growing collection of wine destinations with two to three night trips available from March 2012. launches Algarve pairs tournament - Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley's off-course business venture - has launched a new five-star pairs' competition which will take place on three fabulous courses in the Algarve during May.

Madrid - Lisbon by mountain bike

Madrid - Lisbon by mountain bike

Madrid - Lisbon on MTB, the challenging mountain route has recently launched a project that aims to connect the capital city of Spain - Madrid to Lisbon the capital of Portugal on mountain bike, through a spectacular route on the Central Iberian Mountain Range all the way to the Roca Cape, the western point of Europe!

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel adds new kids clubs and activities

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, which opened in July 2010, is the ‘natural’ family friendly escape for those who want the best of a beach resort with the luxury of ‘home comforts’.