Southwest Coast Of Portugal
For the true nature lovers, the Alentejo and Algarve “Vicentina Coast” is one of the most beautiful and best preserved coastal areas of southern Europe, with wild beaches and a fascinating rural culture.
The Rota Vicentina is a long distance path in the SW of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent. Its 340 km route mixes inland and coastal walking along one of the most beautiful and best preserved coast lines of southern Europe and finishes at Cabo São Vicente.
This tour results from the selection and marking of existing tracks and trails used by local populations over time, and forms part of the Portuguese Caminho de Santiago.
From Odeceixe to São Teotónio and from there to Odemira, and Milfontes, you will discover a paradise of peace and nature.
You will walk along shaded riverbanks contrasting with open hills where the cork oak is king. On the steeper slopes are remains of native Mediterranean oak forest, whilst the river Mira valley is filled with birds.
We walk in stretches of cork tree forests, soft hillsides, green valleys, meandering rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails.
The route passes through a Natural Park, amongst the most beautiful and best preserved coastal areas of southern Europe, with wild beaches and a fascinating rural culture. We will visit local villages where working life continues as it has for centuries.
It is a rewarding way of seeing the real Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal and walk on unforgettable routes full of tradition.
The area has a wild and powerful landscape from the dramatic coast and seascapes to the more intimate and protected feel of the wooded interior.
Discover a coastline of impressive cliffs topped with sandy dunes covered with aromatic Mediterranean flora; and rocky islets dotted with white stork nests, the only marine colony in Europe.
Small fishing harbors, from where fishermen daily face the Atlantic waves, are sheltered between the cliffs, together with many tempting deserted beaches.
|Cherry-picked walks offering beautiful, varied scenery, far from crowded touristic places.|
|Comfortable en-suite accommodation.|
|Sociable evenings spent in local restaurants.|
|A fantastic itinerary of walks, developed and perfected by local resident Portuguese tour leaders, very knowledgeable of the region.|
|The hospitality and warmth from the local poulation, whilst enjoying dining out at local restaurants every evening.|
The tour includes
En-suite accommodation in comfortable hotels, beautifully located.
Breakfasts taken at the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.
All transport costs in conjunction with the programme.
Services of a dedicated leader.
The walking and sightseeing programs are integral with each other. However because we have dedicated transport with the group there will be considerable flexibility within the program for individual clients.
A wait at the Airport may be necessary to enable all passengers to travel together to and from the hotel.