In summer the Alentejo climate is sunny and hot with very little rain.
The towns and villages are often located on small hills which, in the past, were sometimes defended by a castle.
The majority of the Hotels in the area are in these old castles and similar buildings which have been converted into exceptional accommodation by the Pousada Group.
The important towns in the region are Evora, Elvas, Portalegre and Beja.
The Region is easily reached by car from Lisbon or Faro airport.
The south west Altantic coastline is sparsely populated and free from mass tourism which makes walking in Portugal such a pleasure. Walking between three and six hours a day the walking is aimed at the beginner/intermediate level. You can stay in Casa Da Eira for the week on our short break walking holiday in Portugal, or move around the area staying in traditional guesthouses on our self guided walking holidays and our guided walking holidays in Portugal, or at Portugese boutique hotels on our luxury walking holidays.
Walking seems to be a good way of getting rid of stress and since the term break away is to get rid of the stresses of work and to take a break from it maybe this is something worth looking into for an idea. cant say it will be an interest that i look for in a holiday but i guess im not the demographic.