Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
-Arrival briefing and information package delivery; -5 nights bed & breakfast; -1 Map and 1 Guidebook in English, or French; -Recommended Restaurants list; -Transfer to Porto Covo; -Luggage transfers; -Local support; -GPS device on request;
Description of Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
This independent holiday is available any day of the year except August and the last two weeks of July.
Our partners behind this holiday promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travellers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
3 Reviews of Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2019 by Fiona DackAll the views were amazing but particularly the last day to Odeceixe. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2018 by John StinsonThe most memorable part of the holiday was the... scenery... Alantejo is a wonderful place. As beautiful as the Algarve but not developed. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2015 by Denise AnneFantastic non-light polluted night sky at one of the places we stayed; we saw the milky way and a shooting star. Excellent. Just go! Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWalking involves a little impact to the environment. Walking by well marked paths we will reduce a little bit more our footprint helping to protect some fragile areas in our region of Alentejo & Vicentina Region.
Our clients will get plenty of good memories and snapshots of this coastal hiking adventure. All of the walks are coastal based and between small and rural hotels near or inside the small fishermen’s villages.
This way we know that we are contributing to a sustainable development of this region and creating jobs to local people, generating small companies in different areas of tourism.
All accommodations are rural hotels so we want to transmit people genuine countryside lifestyle with all the comfort and promote interaction with local habits.
At the farm/rural accommodations, almost everything is grown according to organic principles, composting and recycling.
Water is heated by solar panels and central heating provided by our own woodland and energy.
PeopleThe holiday is based in the Alentejo Coastal area, passing through the Natural Park of Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, that means that we are contributing to create a sustainable ecosystem, giving the local authorities more tools to control and preserve this area constantly.
The local community will be a big part of this holiday contributing with their knowledge about the region and help to find the best restaurants and small artisans/handcraft shops to visit.
These are really small villages so all the income is really important to this villages, de biggest one as around 3000 residents and the smallest one as no more than 350 people living there.
Usually they produce and catch their one food, being the local Sea bass, Sea Bream and Sardine the favorite fishes with cooked vegetables or salads, they also produce the Iberian Black Pig a delicious meat that reveals the importance to grown them with time and in freedom.
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