Profitable tip: Stroll to Spain on a Roman roadIf you need one thing out of the extraordinary with unbelievable surroundings and interesting historical past, then go to Terras de Bouro within the far north of the nation. This city is nicely value a go to as a result of it affords the possibility to stroll alongside a Roman highway full with authentic milestones. The By way of Geira was constructed to hyperlink Braga with Astorga, now in Spain. It’s signposted inside Terras de Bouro. The path winds by way of woodland and spherical mountains with spectacular views, waterfalls and, in fact, the milestones. It goes by way of the Peneda-Gerês nationwide park to Portela de Homem on the Spanish border. It’s magical – .Margaret AinsburyPerfect islands and seafood east of FaroOlhao city sq.. {Photograph}: Robert Harding/AlamyOlhão on the jap Algarve is an actual fishing city that’s solely simply correctly warming as much as tourism. The city is a mashup of previous tiled cottages and backstreet eating places with a fishermens’ chapel displaying votive choices of plastic prosthetic legs and breasts. There’s no city seashore, however a ferry takes you to the wonderful islands of the Ria Formosa nationwide park, the place abandoned seashores and one of the best ever seafood awaits. The environment friendly prepare service will take you to the border city of Vila Actual de Santo António going east or Faro to the west, do you have to really feel the necessity to discover.Andrej ZnakProfileReaders’ suggestions: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Sawday’s stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A number of suggestions will likely be featured on-line and should seem in print. To enter the most recent competitors go to the readers’ suggestions homepage-Aerial spectacular, AlgarveCabo de São Vicente close to Sagres. {Photograph}: Jacek Sopotnicki/AlamyThe dramatic landscapes and pristine seashores of the Sagres peninsula, on the western tip of the Algarve, are a draw all year long. The spotlight in October is the Sagres Birdwatching Pageant, which coincides with autumn migration as birds head to Africa. Nature lovers from many countries descend on the peninsula eager to witness the huge variety of species passing by way of, together with vultures and eagles. They’ll additionally discover the geology and various flora of the coast and should spot dolphins and whales. They depart having socialised, eaten fabulous meals, made new buddies, shared experiences, and been impressed. An expertise to not miss.Jennifer JonesAlt AlgarveAlte village. {Photograph}: Ross Helen/AlamyNestled away within the hills of Serra do Caldeirão, 13 miles inland from Albufeira on the Algarve coast, lies the gorgeous and unspoilt village of Alte. Right here, a tiny haven of meandering streets lined with whitewashed homes and laced chimneys ooze the aromas of conventional Portuguese meals. On the coronary heart of the village lies tranquillity. Two springs type swimming pools of crystal-clear spring water for households to wash in and picnic round, amid a wonderful backdrop of timber. Alte’s pièce de résistance is its waterfall, Vigário, which cascades right into a serene and welcoming pool. An beautiful web site of pure magnificence.Julia HusbandHuge waves – and doughnuts – south of LisbonWooden staircase right down to Gale seashore, Comporta. {Photograph}: Manuel Ribeiro/AlamyThree years in the past, just lately separated and in want of journey, I took my two younger sons to Comporta for every week, a 90-minute drive south of Lisbon. Laid-back, boho, with superb sandy seashores, it was one of the best vacation we’d ever had. Lazy mornings within the infinity pool, afternoons on the seashore in Carvalhal consuming enormous doughnuts and leaping enormous waves. Stopping at Ti Glória on the best way dwelling to select up essentially the most scrumptious roast hen, chips, grilled prawns, rice and pickled veg – and solely €7 for an enormous takeaway tray. All the things felt straightforward about this vacation: parking on the seashore, pleasant folks, lovely landscapes … go earlier than it turns into Ibiza!Polly DornerAcross the Tagus to Ponto FinalRestaurante Ponto Remaining. {Photograph}: Age Fotostock/AlamyIf you’re in Lisbon, don’t miss the possibility to go to the south financial institution of the River Tagus and revel in a meal from the terrace views on the restaurant Ponto Remaining of Lisbon’s red-tiled rooftops and the 25 de Abril Bridge. Take the pleasing ferry from Lisbon’s Cais do Sodré (each 10 minutes, weekend each 20 minutes) to the opposite facet of the river Tagus: Cacilhas, then stroll alongside the riverbank for 10 minutes. Our household sampled olives, contemporary cheese from the Alentejo as starters, then sea meals salad, an enormous octopus soup, then custard tarts, washing it down with a number of tasty glasses of Ponto Remaining’s home wine for €30 a head final spring.BillCycle south from PortoCycle path in Espinho. {Photograph}: Stuart Forster/AlamyRenting a motorcycle in Porto is the best technique to discover outdoors the historic core. Matosinhos affords seashores, a fortress and a parade of remarkable eating places alongside Rua de Herois de França, the place you possibly can relaxation within the solar watching freshly caught fish sizzle on outside grills. Glide alongside tram tracks, then head south and pop your bike on to the Flor de Gás ferry throughout the River Douro. From the river mouth there’s a succession of golden-sand seashores and a devoted cycleway for 10 miles to Espinho. The open skies and Atlantic waves present a beautiful distinction to Porto’s bustling centre.MaryStrolling within the Alto AlentejoMarvao village. {Photograph}: Luis Davilla/Getty ImagesDiscover the Alto Alentejo and the tiny São Mamede pure park, 110 miles east of Lisbon. The park is simply 25 miles lengthy, so is well explored in a number of days, however it’s higher to take every week. Keep a number of nights in Marvão, certainly one of Portugal’s highest inhabited villages with views throughout to Spain, and on clear days all the best way to the Serra da Estrela. Stroll from Marvão to Castelo de Vide, one other citadel fortification village, passing by way of vineyards and cork and holm oak forests. Castelo de Vide has a tiny artisan brewery and plenty of nice eating places with enormous portioned meals and scrumptious native wine.Sarah LawsonCamping within the north, by the River MinhoA couple of years in the past, we visited a less-well-known a part of Portugal near the northern border with Spain, with campervan and bikes, and located it terrific. From the Termas de Melgaço campsite, we walked 4 miles to Melgaço city on a path alongside the banks of the River Minho. In Melgaço we had lunch on the family-run Adega Sabino. A soak within the ornate mineral baths adjoining to the campsite was excellent after a day exploring. Subsequent day we visited Monção, 16 miles to the west, the place we cycled alongside a former railway line, now the Ecopista Minho, and took a dip within the river earlier than driving 25 miles south-west to our subsequent campsite at Covas. This proved an excellent base for mountain climbing and wild swimming. The night meal on the campsite cafe was served with what the campsite proprietor known as the “Pope of vinho verde”, the native Alvarinho wine.Elgan LloydCity of water, south of PortoStriped candy-colour hoses in Aveiro. {Photograph}: AlamyAfter 10 fantastic days spent exploring the hidden cities and vineyards alongside the Douro Valley, my buddies and I pulled up in picturesque Aveiro, set on canals about 44 miles south of Porto. With a lot water and loads of boat site visitors, the city jogged my memory of Nyhavn in Copenhagen. We gorged ourselves on delectable arroz de marisco served up in conventional pots at Restaurante Ferro. However guests also needs to make time to cease off at Praia da Costa Nova, six miles to the west on the Atlantic coast. The striped homes are like sweet, and there’s something quietly interesting in regards to the ordinariness of the seafront. Mini-golf and cornettos all spherical.Bekki Discipline