House of Travel Calder & Lawson's Carlos Barbosa, who is half Portuguese, shares some secrets from home.
Vidago is in the middle of nowhere, but it’s surrounded by natural springs and far removed from the masses. Coimbra is said to have the oldest University in the world. I love walking through the main street and smelling the roasted chestnuts.
Évora is a little hidden gem, with medieval architecture, Roman baths and the ancient Temple of Évora.
Restaurante Cruzeiro in the Amares region serves the most amazing goat dish I have ever had.
ON THE RIVER.
Built on a hill flanking the River Duoro, Porto is delightfully higgledy-piggledy. Tap into the Port wine for which it's famed.
GET ON TRACK.
Half an hour from Sintra, you can hike from Cabo Roca to Adraga Beach. Reward your efforts with a bowl of fried Boulinhos de Bacalhão at the beach-fronting Restaurante da Adraga.