Here’s a selection of outside activities near Vale de Camelos.
River Beach Mina S. Domingos (Mértola)
Dubbed as one of the best river beaches in the world for its natural location, Mina de S. Domingos has a lot of leisure activities to offer: canoeing, paddle surfing, rowing boats and a plunging area. All activities have safety surveillance. Is also has a restaurant, umbrellas and beach sand!
Mina de S. Domingos, Mértola
Opened all week
All visits are free
Our partners at Windpassenger offer specials prices and unforgettable balloon flights over the region. You will then have the chance to see the natural beauty of Alentejo from a totally new perspective, as well as live a breath taking experience that you will never forget.
Flights from Beja, Castro Verde or Mértola
From April to November
Price depends of number of passengers, requires previous booking.
Phone: 243 675 091/927 585 536
Lagar do Marmelo (Ferreira do Alentejo)
This surprising architectural masterpiece hides the making of one of Portugal’s most famous olive oil. Guided visits are provided for those who are curious about the technology behind the natural processing of olive oil, while enjoying the beauty of the building.
Lagar Oliveira da Serra, Apartado 43, Ferreira do Alentejo
Monday to Friday, from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm
All visits are free
Phone: 214 129 334
River Boat Tours
Thematic boat rides with a strong cultural component, across the “Alqueva” (the largest artificial lake in Europe) and using as communicator the crew member who assumes the active role of guide.
Departures from the marina, Alqueva Dam
Available all year.
Phone: 285 254 099/918 973 494
Herdade do Freixo grape vine (Évora)
This amazing underground vineyard has a spiral shape, 40 meters deep into the ground. This unusual shaped building, resembling a underground Guggenheim, was design by Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina, with the intent of housing three wine labels: Freixo Reserva white wine 2015, Freixo Reserva red wine 2014 e Freixo Family Collection red wine 2014, all with “Indicação Geográfica Alentejano” (Alentejano Geographical Indication).
Herdade do Freixo, Freixo, Portugal
Monday to Friday, from 11h30 a.m. to 03h00 p.m.
Requires previous booking.
Phone: 266 094 830