An electric bike pedaling threw Alentejo's fields: choose this ecological way to discover the most secret places in this region with thematic routes specially designed for you.
Ecoland is a bed & breakfast located in a small village near Mértola, inside the Natural Park Vale do Guadiana, south-west of Portugal. We opened in 2006 and since then it has been a long story full of adventures, difficulties, but also many victories and joys.
It all started 20 years ago when I came to Mértola to work in a local development association, for an aromatic and medicinal plant project. I quickly understood that this was my place, where I wanted to stay for living. The dream of managing a bed & breakfast in the countryside came back to my thoughts and I decided to move forward.
A ruined house in a village winked at me. When I saw it, it was a kind of love at first sight. It was perfect: the walls were made of taipa (traditional construction with clay), with a small garden, and was located at the end of the village , which gave it a certain privacy. There was only a small problem: it had no roof, no windows and was completely in ruins ...
I raised the house and in 2006 I started to receive our guests. My son grew up, and so did I. Now, to complement the B&B, a new idea has emerged, but this pandemic crises came, fanned all the companies and families in the world, leaving us without ground. Anyway, we need to breathe again and react and put our claw in the form of sustainable projects, which provide income but also environmentally wealth and eco-friendly experiences. Cycling in an electric bike is a motto, an idea, a starting point for a new ecological and sustainable tourism project.
With this electric bike, you are going to cycle through the area. You just need to choose the route and it will take you to the most incognito places into deep Alentejo, where air is pure, the people are unimaginable and simple, where the nice taverns with good cheese and real bread still exist, and where exquisite wine tasting has also its place. After endless cycling, but with little effort, you can find the river or a pool and take a pluff! ….
Like this, discovering Mértola's region and the Natural Park Vale do Guadiana will be a pleasure. Overnight in our B&B, and during the day, be our guest on this adventure on aboard of this comfortable electric bike (from a renowned German brand), and navigate by GPS through different routes we have prepared for you. Discover the richness of the deep Alentejo, passing through the historic villages, taste the gastronomy and the local producers and talk to the people who survive here. Perhaps the Alentejo where I once found my place, may one day, also become yours.
Support this idea with a donation and help us make this project real. If you do so, we will we be able to get this idea on and propose it to our guest and all the people who visit the region! The economic viability of this project depends on your contribution.