Join this one week hiking holidays in the Portuguese southwest Coast, walking by the best trails of the Rota Vicentina. This is an amazing oceanic hike that will take you from the beginning of the Vicentina Coast Natural park and along some of the most secluded beaches in the “Costa Vicentina”, experiencing the laidback and relaxed atmosphere of this region of the Alentejo Southwest, characterized by wuaint fisehrmen villages, oceanic views, abundance of birds and natural beauty. Enjoy your hikes in these peaceful rolling hills, discovering these great natural parks.
Walk along the Southwest Alentejo natural park, the finest preserved stretch of European coastline, covering over 100 km. These Parks include various unique species of animal and plant life, and are visited by many zoologists and botanists from all parts of the world.
Experience the tremendous variety of beaches, including long stretches of sand and small beaches nested between the cliffs and rocks. Beaches such as Porto Covo, Malhão, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Almograve, Monte Clérigo, Arrifana and Praia do Amado, many of them preserved in a virtually unspoiled state.
Hike from Porto Covo to Cape of São Vicente and the nearby Sagres promontory that housed the famous nautical school founded by the Infante D. Henrique in the 15th century. The trails of the Alentejo provide a great atmosphere for walking and hiking tours with its gentler topography.
With its trademark gastronomy and great wines, it’s a great opportunity to taste the amazing fresh fish and seafood that are abundant in this region, as well as the local pastries.
Challenge yourself in this walking tour, by hiking towards the viewpoints and get a privileged look at the atlantic beaches. Choose everyday between shorter or longer hikes and define your own goals and pace throughout your riding experience.