Europe's Best Trips - Portugal
Portugal’s mix of the medieval and the maritime makes it a superb place to visit. A turbulent history involving the Moors, Spain and Napoleon has left the interior scattered with walled medieval towns topped by castles.
- discover a heartbreakingly beautiful river valley laced with vines producing sensational ports and reds
- see some of the world’s great beaches and towns with Moorish heritage
- discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips
Coverage includes: Porto, Peso da Régua, Quinta do Vallado, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta Nova, Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros, Pinhão, Casal de Loivos, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Miranda do Douro, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar, Odeceixe, Aljezur, Praia do Arrifana, Praia de Vale Figuiera, Carrapateira, Sagres, Lagos, Portimão & Praia da Rocha, Silves, Monchique, Carvoeiro, Praia de Falésia, Igreja de São Lourenço de Matos, Faro, Tavira, Cacela Velha, Need to Know and Language.
by The Raven Brothers
Out of shape and unprepared, The Raven Brothers return to the road in a collection of ten quests to travel to their dream destinations against all odds! After two decades pioneering new routes across the globe, you would expect the authors of 'Driving the Trans-Siberian' to be hotshot explorers, with a sixth sense and an ability to survive in almost any situation. Think again! With virtually zero knowledge of the workings of the internal combustion engine and very limited skills of wilderness survival, Simon and Chris struggle into their hiking boots and power across three continents by river, tarmac and trail.
Venture to the top of Norway, cruise the road to Damascus, hike the Camino trail into Spain’s Wild West, row the Ganges, explore Frida Kahlo’s world in Mexico City, hangout with the dead in Sicily’s eerie catacombs, crawl deep inside Bolivia’s notorious silver mine, seek lions in Gujarat, wellness in Berlin and journey into the Naga Hills where tribal kings still rule.
Noted by Lonely Planet for their talent to portray an “accurate view of what to expect”, 'Hike, Drive, Stayin’ Alive!' signals a return to the duo writing “buttock clenching” travel comedy with the first in a series of candid stories of adventure by The Raven Brothers.