Holiday Tip: A drive through the Serra do Caldeirão

Head into the Algarve’s hinterland and explore the beautiful landscapes of the Serra do Caldeirão.

Drive through gentle hills and discover hidden villages with their own traditional trades, architecture and local cuisine.

Experience the green forests of eucalyptus, cork-oaks and pine-trees, or enjoy the views over wheat and barley fields. Amongst the hills, stop from time to time and watch the people as they busily go about their daily tasks: the cork stripper, the shepherd, the miller, or the apple picker in the orchard.

Discover the characteristic architecture of the houses in this inland region, with their chimneys, ovens, sloping roofs and whitewashed walls.

In São Brás de Alportel, stop and admire the parish church and the iron bridge. At the small museum centre of Cachopo, you’ll find an exhibition of traditional local crafts.

To round of your tour of the region, don’t forget to taste some of the local cheese, wine, brandy and sausages!

Source: www.visitportugal.com

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