Quinta do Salgueiro
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... say relieved it was an easy 93 k day. We did still have just over 1000m of climbing. This part of Portugal has been beautiful. The legs are getting tired, hate to see how wimpy they would become if I didn't get the awesome messages we get each ...
... do this. Of course, we did go through a lock or two, including one that is over 100 feet deep.
We continued to see the hillsides lined with grapevines, but also began to see olive trees and almond trees. Both of those products are significant exports from Portugal.
After lunch we boarded the buses, and visited the town of Figueira de Castelo Rodigo, up in the hills, ...
... feet above the river and the vineyards cover virtually all of them. It is a spectacular sight. How they managed to build the terraces, plant and maintain all these vines on these steep slopes is a mystery to me. Seeing these vineyards is certainly the highlight of the trip and the region.
We concluded the day by visiting Quinta da Avessada, a manufacturer of muscatel wine which is a very popular aperitif ...
... at our next stop which happens to be in the country of Spain! Nothing at the landing but a tavern and more grape vines and lots more olive trees and now some almond trees which are grown in the area. We were driven to another small medieval hill town (back across the river in Portugal) that dates back to Moorish times. The church we visited was constructed in 1192 by the brotherhood of the Hospitaller friars, as a way stop for people who were doing the pilgrimage ...
... the trail took us off a
road and onto a path. In order to make the walk circular, we picked up one of
the mountain bike routes that would take us back into Perena. We managed to
lose the route within about 20 minutes and found ourselves wandering across
rough pasture land picking up the odd cart track and crossing dry stone walls,
aiming for what we thought was the general direction of Perena. We eventually
found a road and decided ...