Portugal's Rota Vicentina

Portugal, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $1,460 (land only)

Trek & Walk
Portugal Rota VicentinaPortugal Walking the South Atlantic Coast

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  • Walking the Atlantic coast`s `Rota Vicentina` to the tip of Europe
  • A week of walking on the little-known south-west coast of Portugal
  • Idyllic landscapes with beaches, dunes and impressive sea cliffs
  • Aromatic eucalyptus and thyme and Mediterranean flora and fauna
  • Relaxed pace with time for swimming

A week of serendipitous coastal walking in the Algarve of Portugal through the ‘Sudoeste Alentejano en Costa Vicentina' National Park, to Cabo de Sao Vincente, the southwestern-most point on the European continent. We follow the new long distance footpath, the Rota Vicentina, which makes its way along the wild Atlantic coast over beaches and dunes, around pretty coves and along cliff-top paths, occasionaly moving inland to pass through a Mediterranean pastoral landscape. The Portuguese coast known as the Algarve offers much more than sun and sea and well away from the resorts of the south, the little-known west coast is a walkers delight. The pace of this walking holiday is relaxed with time to enjoy the traditional Portugese life-style and all the pleasures of great-tasting food and good wine. During the holiday we stay at welcoming hotels and pensions with friendly staff. For a relaxed week of walking in the Portuguese sun on a great new coastal trail, look no further!

Is this holiday for you?

This is a relatively moderate walking holiday along the Costa Vicentina in the Algarve region of Portugal. Throughout the week we will be walking at a relaxed pace with stops for exploration and/or swimming. Some of the days are quite long but the terrain is not difficult and there is little in the way of ascent and descent. Most of the walking is on level paths or gravel tracks although there are some occasions when we will walk along the beach or over the rocky shore line. The holiday is perfect for lovers of long distance path walking.

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