Vidigueira has always been connected to the wineyard. The word itself « Vidigueira » derives from the Latin » Vidigeria » or Wineyard, and this unequivovally explains the strong relationship that this location maintains, since the Antiquity, with the culture of the wine.
The Vidigueira area presents favourable conditions to create precious nectares and its singular variety of castes give rise as well to a wide variety of scents and flavours.
It is also imperious to add that the vinous landscape are not only aesthetically pleasant but they also provide unique leisure moments to the ones who really appreciate to be often in touch with nature. We invite you to discover its landscape, cuisine, wines, the culture as well as its proper and unique art of hospitality.
The natural landscape of Vidigueira which marks the border between the Upper and Lower Alentejo, determines the « Raison d’être » of Vidigueira, the east-West facing escarpment defines the climate of Vidigueira, and, despite its deep-lying southem location, makes it one of the most temperate sub-regions in the Alentejo.
We propose you to explore some of the famous vineyards and wineries nearby.
With wine tasting and opportunity to purchase wines on places.
From one to six days – for 2 to 5 riders from 16 years
(Recommended trail for intermediate rider level)
Herdade do Rocim is a wine House located on a plot of 120 hectares of which 70 are devoted to the vines and 10 to the olive groves. They produce fresh, elegant and mineral wines.
Quinta do Quetzal is a modern cellar that preserves both ancient techniques and Roman and regional traditions. There is also an exhibition of modern art.
The Wine Cooperative of Vidigueira is the culture of wine since antiquity, Vidigueira produces wines with a great variety of scents and flavors. This place is the Capital of wine in Alentejo.
Sancucufate are the oldest Roman ruins of the Iberian Peninsula. Quinta das Ratoeiras is an agricultural and wine property, with vineyards, olive groves, orange trees … They produce modern wine and talha wine.
Pais das Uvas is a wine House / Restaurant located in Vila de Frades, offering typical dishes of the region and talha wine directly from the amphora.
The Adega da Casa de Monte Pedral is a Wine House & a Restaurant. Located in the heart of the village of Cuba, it is one of the oldest residences of this village. A small palace with a vaulted architecture of an area of 1.285 m2 restored in 1804.
Price: 120 € per person for a day. Full Board. Accommodation in teepee.
To note : Wine tours will be organized according to the availability and opening days of the cellars and weather forecasts.
Also note: Including a rest / tourism day in the program of activities can be useful for the smooth functioning of the activities. This option offers the possibility of organizing a day of rest in case of heavy rain or heat.