Hello All -
IF Spain and Portugal are open for travelers AND with our vaccines all completed and documents all lined up ... we may be able to spend six months between the two either June - December or eight months January - August.
My initial thought is to pick six home bases - one for each month - where we could settle down and enjoy a town and also use trains/buses for day trips. We will have company along the way so we will rent homes rather than stay in hotels.
We will also have teens who like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, biking, etc., and who we would like to give every opportunity to pursue those activities!
On prior trips, we have concentrated our time on visiting Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona, Cadiz/Jerez/Arcos, Sevilla.
(We are not at all affected by the heat and have spent many pleasant days in the south during summer!)
We would like to get to know other regions of Spain, and get to know Portugal too, this trip. We are open to any region, including going off the mainland to the Balearic or Canary Islands. Towns with good food, interesting little churches, a museum or two, and areas for long rambling walks are our favorites.
We speak Spanish fluently and know the basics of Portuguese.
Please share your recommendations.
Thanks in advance!