Get your kicks on Portugal’s Route 66

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Isabel Conway takes the slow road through the enchanting Alentejo region, whose charms are often missed by tourists in the race to the sunbeds of built up coastal resorts

‘I am very receptive to the forces of energy here.” Our guide advances towards a high megalithic standing stone, while holding a thin copper rod in each hand in front of him. We watch them quiver, turn inwards and inexplicably cross each other as he draws ever closer to the monument in Portugal’s Cromeleque dos Almendres.

Volunteering to test my own energy-harnessing powers, I imitate Professor Libanio Murteira Reis, an expert on his country’s...

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