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Slow travel for the experts – with OLIMAR Travel the Alentejo
Portuguese specialist presents a new Magalog “Alentejo – the breadth of Portugal”
Frankfurt am Main / Zurich / Cologne, March 17, 2022 – Since 1972, OLIMAR Reisen in Germany has been ranked first among the specialist countries in Portugal. This year the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and now offers holiday inspiration, a hand-picked selection of hotels, special accommodations and interesting car rental tours, active hikes and excursions for people on a total of 68 pages of the new Magalog “Alentejo – the breadth of Portugal”. Vacation in one of the most beautiful regions of the country – Alentejo.
In Portugal’s largest but sparsely populated area, one thing works particularly well: slow travel. Wheat fields, pastures, green olive groves and oak trees make for a vast and wonderful landscape. Vacationers enjoy a niche destination away from mass tourism. There is something so liberating about the landscape’s almost unbelievable breadth and stillness, with towns and villages appearing at a distance from one another. Space and tranquility, even on the coast, is still plentiful here – perfect for a total idle. Like any other region, Alentejo symbolizes the OLIMAR premise of “Where the Holiday Still Real”.
The Alentejo’s flat plains are ideal for cycling, hiking or horseback riding. Cities like Elvas and Évora, designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, clearly show the character and culture of the region. The shoreline is high and rugged, with small sheltered stretches of beach among the rocks. Those looking for the right surf will also find what they’re looking for here: the coast, which is more than 200 kilometers long and wild, lonely and as private as country, is perfect for surfing.
The Serra de São Mamede mountain range on the border with Spain is a hiker’s paradise in untouched nature. 320 hectares of mountains is now a protected nature park. The Rota Vicente Trail, a hiking trail in southwest Portugal, passes through the Alentejo in individual stages. On the seven-day hiking tour “Hiking Along the Rota Vincentina” by OLIMAR Reisen, vacationers can explore one of the most attractive sections of Rota Vicenina on their own using hiking maps and descriptions of the trails. The fisherman’s trail leads mainly along one of the most beautiful and untouched coastal landscapes in Europe from the Almograve near Vila Nova de Milfontes to Carrapateira. Luggage transfer service is provided from one hotel to another.
Soul food in Portuguese
Black ham, white bread, olive oil, and fine wine: Portuguese cuisine is nowhere more diverse than in the Alentejo – foodies will definitely get their money’s worth here. Because Alentejo is the gastronomic spirit of the country and its traditional dishes are an integral part of the regional as well as national cultural heritage. Vacationers enjoy the authentic fun of the “Alentejo Connoisseurs” culinary tour by Olimar Riesen. This seven-day car rental round trip drives through large parts of the region and combines culinary masterpieces with the magical silence of the hinterland, the irresistible charm of small villages, three landscaped parks, and one of the most beautiful and untouched coastlines in Europe in idle way. According to the slogan “Slow Travel”, vacationers often spend two nights in one place and never have to travel more than 150 kilometers to reach the destination of the next. Winery visits and cooking classes are also on the programme. Selected good hotels are booked in advance, and the traveler arranges the daily routine individually, taking into account the included program elements.
The new magazine “Alentejo – the vastness of Portugal” is available as a downloadable catalog on the OLIMAR website. The full range of OLIMAR Reisen can be found at www.olimar.de. All trips can be booked through OLIMAR and travel agency partners.
OLIMAR Reisen has been a Portugal specialist since 1972 with offerings on the Portuguese mainland as well as in Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores as well as Southern European destinations such as Spain, Italy, Croatia and Cape Verde. The range ranges from a relaxing stay on the beach to a variety of city trips, adventure round trips, single round trip car rental trips, bus, train and mixed trips, tailor made island hopping programs, golf vacations, fun and group trips also as all inclusive tours. With OLIMAR Reisen, almost everything can be combined with each other: all travel services such as flights, transfers, car rental, accommodation and excursions can be booked in a completely flexible way according to individual ideas. OLIMAR is the tour operator brand of lth link-to-hotel AG, Zurich. The marketing of the excursions is the responsibility of OLIMAR Reisen Vertriebs GmbH, Cologne. More information and reservations for OLIMAR excursions at travel agencies or at
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