Autumn is the perfect time for a holiday. The kids are back in school, the crowds have gone and the weather has yet to turn wintry. The colours will be glorious, attractions and cities will be quieter and beaches deserted; with so many reasons to see autumn in Europe, what are you waiting for?
Europe is perfect for an epic road trip; from the rolling fields of Tuscany, the soaring mountains of the Sierra Nevada to lux living in the South of France, you can find whatever suits your taste and travel style. Whether you have a week, a month or a year, our top fifteen bucket list road trips in Europe will give you plenty of inspiration to get on the road.
Portugal is a perfect motorhome winter destination. This tiny country packs one hell of a punch; wild coastlines, lively buzzing cities, exquisite wines and one of the hardest languages in Europe to learn! If you’re planning on touring Portugal in a motorhome, then this is a must-read before your trip!
Hiking Monte de Foia in the Sierra Montchique is a peaceful and solitary experience. This unspoilt corner of Portugal’s Algarve is beautiful and offers amazing views of the coast. The via Algarviana hiking trail intersects with Monte de Foia, if you want to explore further.
Hiking the Rota Vicentina (also known as the Fisherman’s Trail) from Carrapateira, Algarve will leave your jaw dropping as you watch the huge Atlantic rollers crashing against incredible rock formations and cliffs. A dramatic and varied hike taking in cliffs, beaches and grassy tracks, this is one not to be missed!
Porto is a small and intimate coastal city, with so much to see and do. Porto is packed full of interest and character with a lively cafe and bar scene, perfect for lazy summer evenings. If you’re going on road trip of Portugal, find out how to spend one day in Porto.