A visit to the Alentejo region is like taking a step into history.

On our cycling trips in Portugal, you'll get a front-row seat to time-honored traditions of a region dappled by cork trees, which are still harvested by hand at the same slow pace that's been followed for generations. Allow yourself to unwind at one luxurious hotel for the course of your vacation. From leisurely meals to Roman temples in towns like Evora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where city walls and ruins of Roman baths still remain, time stands still here, and the hustle, bustle, and busyness of everyday life are long forgotten.