Situated on the western coast of the country of Portugal, travellers will find the Troia Peninsula. Connected to the mainland via the city of Setubal, Troia is one of Portugal’s best kept secrets. A Troia holiday is popular with travellers due to the fact that the area is so serene and offers a range of great activities and attractions. What’s more, by booking a Troia holiday rental house you will be privy to some stunning views of the Sado Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean as well as having all of the amenities you need to enjoy a stress-free trip.
One of the biggest assets that Troia has is a very long, sandy beach which makes it a haven for those looking for a beach holiday. Amongst the activities available on a Troia holiday are windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, water tubing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, cycling, walking, roller blading, tennis and golf.
If you have had enough of the beach and want to set out to explore the rest of the area, then lock up your Troia holiday rental house and take the hour and a half journey north to the town of Alcochete. This town was settled in back in Roman times and was a productive clay town during this period of history. Nowadays visitors can see saltpans instead of kilns, with many still present all over Alcochete. Visitors will find several great attractions here including the Church of the Misericordia which was originally part of the palace where King Manuel I was born, which is now a Museum of Sacred Art. Nature lovers will like the nearby Tagus Estuary Reserve where there are opportunities to see flamingos and wild bulls as well as several species of small water bird.
Should you now be considering reserving a fantastic Troia holiday rental house then you will be able to experience a typical Mediterranean climate. The warmest months to have a Troia holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature rises to around 28°C. The cooler months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to anywhere between 9°C and 15°C. The annual rainfall amount for the peninsula is quite high at 35 inches with the wettest month tending to be October.
Travellers on a Troia holiday can arrive at Lisbon Airport (LIS) which is approximately 83 miles away from the peninsula. Airlines that offer regular affordable flights to Lisbon include Thomson Flights, TAP Air Portugal, easyJet, British Airways and BMIbaby. Passengers can leave the UK from various airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL), London Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS) and Manchester (MAN).