We’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the new Crossbill Guide to Southern Portugal, our first title to cover Europe’s most southwestern country.
Southern Portugal covers all the territory south from Lisbon and east across the Algarve to the Spanish border. The 23 routes and 29 sites are based on four distinct regions: 1: the broad estuaries of the Tejo and Sado rivers and the land between the cities of Lisbon and Setúbal, 2: the Baixo Alentejo, 3: the southern Algarve coast and 4: the western Algarve or Costa Vicentina.
«The great thing about southern Portugal is the combination of splendid coastal marshes and headlands and the traditional steppes and montado landscape in the interior –all in a relatively small area. Whether you enjoy birdwatching, looking for orchids or reptiles, or are a general naturalist – you get it all handed to you on a plate», say authors Dirk Hilbers and Kees Woutersen who have written many Crossbill Guides together on natural areas in Spain.