Getting Around

Buses are the best way to access the region’s smaller towns and villages; the few operating train services were unreliable at the time of research. Two bus companies service the Alentejo: Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) and the national company Rodalentejo (www.rodalentejo.pt). Both publish up-to-date bus schedules online. To get to remote places, including some mountaintop villages and Alqueva Lake, hiring a car is your best option.