The environment

Reliquias is a small village 1km away with two small local shops, a café and eateries. Furthermore, the larger cities of Odimira and Ourique, where there are also larger supermarkets, are within 20 minutes’ driving distance by car.

Something for everyone

The Alentejo is a beautiful walking and mountain biking area (Rota Vicentina). There are regular markets in the area, where you can buy traditional fresh regional products or enjoy a delicious grilled chicken.

There are opportunities for SUPing or canoeing on the cleanest river in Europe, the Mira, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The turtle gorge (Pego das pias) is also fun to visit.

Discover the charm of Odemira

Located in the heart of the Alentejo, Odemira is bursting with authentic charm and natural beauty. The city, founded by the Moors, exudes a rich history with narrow streets, white houses and enchanting monuments, such as the São Salvador church.

Wander through the lively market and sample local delicacies such as cheese, honey and sausages. Walk along the Mira River and enjoy beautiful views of the green valleys and rolling hills.

For adventurous travelers, Odemira offers countless activities, from hiking and cycling to horse riding and water sports. Discover the unspoilt coastline with beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing or surfing.

Visit the charming villages in the area, such as São Teotónio and Vila Nova de Milfontes, where you can enjoy the hospitality of the locals and taste the delicious Portuguese cuisine and wines of the region.

Odemira is the perfect destination for nature lovers, adventurers, hikers and culture lovers looking for an unforgettable holiday in Portugal.

Visit Ourique, the natural pearl of Alentejo

Hidden in the heart of Alentejo, Ourique is more than a picturesque village. It breathes history and offers a wealth of sights for both culture lovers and nature lovers.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ourique. Explore the monument of the imposing castle, where the battle for Portugal’s independence was fought in 1139. Admire
the Roman and Visigothic necropolises that bear witness to a fascinating past. Stroll through the charming streets of the old town and admire the traditional architecture.

Ourique is also bursting with natural beauty. Take a refreshing walk or bike ride through rolling hills and cork oak forests. Enjoy a picnic at the Ourique reservoir, surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna. Or observe the starry sky in the bright rural area, far away from the city lights.

Taste the authentic cuisine of Alentejo. Taste local specialties such as “Carne de Porco à Alentejana” (pork with Alentejo sauce) and “Queijo Serpa” (sheep cheese). Enjoy a glass of Portuguese wine on one of the cozy terraces on the village square. Visit the local market to buy fresh, local produce.

Ourique is the perfect base to explore the unforgettable Alentejo. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, hiking or tranquility, Ourique has something for everyone.

Other beautiful towns nearby

There is so much more to see and experience, cities such as Vila Nova de Milfontes and Lagos are certainly worth a visit and the smaller towns are also fun and characteristic. Lisbon, Faro and Albufeira can also be easily reached in one day by car or train.

The varied beautiful coastline and beaches on the Atlantic Ocean are wonderful to see and experience. These can be reached by car from half an hour.

But if you come for the peace and quiet and to enjoy the bird sounds, you can enjoy a book or a nice glass of wine on the terrace, or in winter in front of your own wood stove.

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