Autumn is, without a doubt, a season that surrounds us with its cozy atmosphere, transforming our desire for comfort into reality. We invite you to discover four enchanting destinations to enjoy this season in a unique way. It's the perfect time to escape the daily hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature, family and friends. As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, the landscapes convey warm, cozy colors, creating the perfect setting for moments of relaxation and leisure.
From Trás-os-Montes to Alentejo, passing through the Douro, Portugal reveals itself as the ideal destination to welcome autumn and provide memorable experiences to be shared alongside special people. From country retreats to exclusive stays, our options are irresistible to enjoy this season full of colors and aromas.
1- Olive Nature Hotel & SPA, Quinta Dona Adelaide
Located in Valpaços, Olive Nature Hotel & SPA is the ideal destination to relax at this time of year. Surrounded by a stunning landscape of olive trees and manicured gardens, this haven of tranquility offers the opportunity for a restful stay. In a modern country setting, the hotel is fully equipped and has twin, standard and superior rooms, and two apartments, one T2 and T3 equipped for getaways with family or friends. This rural and inviting setting is ideal for relaxing, going on walks or cycling, making the most of the nature that surrounds the property and trying the Trás-os-Montes gastronomy at the farm's restaurant.
In addition to the Hotel, the Olive Nature SPA is the place to find the calm and peace necessary to disconnect from the stress of everyday life and enjoy exclusive signature treatments, using ingredients from the region and plants harvested in the gardens of Quinda Dona Adelaide. From body treatments to beauty, Olive Nature SPA takes everyone on a sensory journey full of textures and aromas.
2- The Wine House Hotel, Quinta da Pacheca
Among the Douro vineyards, The Wine House Hotel is the perfect option for lovers of wine and different experiences. With the vineyard and wine as inspiration and setting, the Hotel is focused on gastronomic and wine tourism, accompanied by a modern and avant-garde concept of sophistication and elegance. Known as a "charming tourism" unit in the region, The Wine House Hotel harmoniously combines its original 18th century design with modernity, in an environment where visitors find comfort and inspiration, where wine is the protagonist. In addition to the rooms full of personality, the Quinta stands out for providing a different experience, offering rooms in wine barrels. Wine Barrels are the authentic translation of what it is like to experience the Douro, as well as being a great opportunity for visitors to connect with wine culture in Portugal.
For a more relaxing experience, the Vineyard SPA provides moments of rest and connection with the mind. Between massages, body and face care, water circuits and rituals, the SPA offers the opportunity to enjoy exclusive treatments using grape-based products, which can be accompanied by a selection of distinct wines from Quinta da Pacheca.
3- Vila Marim Country Houses
Located on the slopes of the Douro, in the municipality of Mesão Frio, the Vila Marim Country Houses offer a stay full of tranquility and panoramic views over the magnificent Douro Valley. Considered a true haven of peace, the property offers suites, standard and duplex studios, and Vila Família, with accommodations for romantic getaways or with family and friends. The delicious breakfast offers visitors the opportunity to taste local flavors.
Nature combined with simplicity are the true essence of Casas de Campo, which translates into an environment that invites everyone to relaxation and well-being.
4- Boutique Lodge, Herdade da Rocha
In Vila do Crato, in the heart of the Alto Alentejo sub-region, the Boutique Lodge appears as a unique and intimate concept, which combines charm with the nature of the region. Dedicated to the Olive Tree, the accommodation has suites overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Herdade da Rocha and bungalows for up to 3 people. The environment features a restaurant that invites everyone on a journey through regional and traditional Portuguese gastronomy, with meals marked by the freshness and irresistible flavors of products harvested from the property's vegetable garden, as well as harmonizing perfectly with Herdade da Rocha wines.
Visitors can enjoy a unique experience in a relaxing stay, being able to go cycling, watch the sunset at Retiro da Paz or even enjoy nature in its splendor by witnessing the property's rich hunting cover, where families of deer and goats create a picturesque and very welcoming setting.
With the landscape taking on warm tones characteristic of autumn, we are reminded that this season in Portugal should be enjoyed with enchanting and memorable experiences. From North to South, passing through one of the most recognized regions in the world dedicated to wine tourism programs, Terras & Terroir provides peaceful stays and programs that allow visitors cozy moments for all tastes.
We are sure that any of these options will bring magical and very relaxing memories!