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Self-guided walking holiday in Alentejo, Portugal

A mix of history and nature is the theme for this holiday of self-guided walking from the Alentejano town of Santiago do Cacém, with its medieval castle, prominent parish church, various small palaces and a 19th century pillory in the historic centre and the ruins of Mirobriga Roman town just 1km from the centre. Plan to arrive early in the day or add an extra night so that you can fully appreciate the culture, history and architecture of the town. The 11 days of hiking covers the whole of the Rota Vicentina's Historical Way and original Fishermen's Trail in the Alentejo, offering an unbelievable sensory experience, with abundant fauna and flora in a multitude of colours, shades and ... Read more >
From €935 excluding flights

Rota Vicentina Fishermen's Trail walking holiday in Portugal

Covering the entire length of the Fishermen's Trail in the south west Alentejo from its new northern start point at São Torpes to Odeceixe, the most northerly coastal village in the Algarve, mainly following paths that have been used by local fishermen for generations to reach the best spots for line fishing from the cliff tops or the seemingly inaccessible rock ledges below. In the seaside villages where you will be spending each night, there are a number of "Blue Flag" beaches and a host of nautical activities. You may wish to schedule a free day for SUP, kayaking or a guided boat trip up the River Mira. The trail itself is a wondrous sensory experience, from the sounds of the birds ... Read more >
From €435 excluding flights

Portugal hiking holiday on the Rota Vicentina Way

A mix of history and nature is the theme for this holiday of self-guided walking over 210 kms to Cape St. Vincent, the most south westerly point in continental Europe, from the Alentejano town of Santiago do Cacém, with its medieval castle, prominent parish church, various small palaces and a 19th century pillory in the historic centre and the ruins of Mirobriga Roman town just 1km from the centre. Plan to arrive early in the day or add an extra night so that you can fully appreciate the culture, history and architecture of the town. The 11 days of hiking covers the full length of the Rota Vicentina's Historical Way, offering an unbelievable sensory experience, with abundant fauna and ... Read more >
From €960 excluding flights

Portugal self guided walking holiday in Alentejo

A chance to experience the wild east interior of the Lower Alentejo region of Portugal on the TransAlentejo walking trails. The TransAlentejo project itself offers eleven walking trails located in the region influenced by the Alqueva Lake and the Guadiana River, in areas of special protection for nature conservation. The Guadiana Valley Natural Park covers almost 70,000 hectares. The trails, which are predominantly circular in nature, were chosen from among several that each represented municipality had within its territory, each of which has been surveyed to identify the main points of interest. In addition to the TransAlentejo selection (one of which is linear) there are other ... Read more >
From €455 excluding flights

Alentejo walking holidays in Portugal

A mix of history and nature is the theme for this holiday of self-guided walking from Vila Nova de Milfontes, "The Princess of the Alentejo" with its 17th century fort, built to ward off pirates at the entrance to the River Mira. Each year, local homes businesses make and display scarecrows, legend has the scarecrows were displayed on the cliffs to make the pirates believe that there were more inhabitants to contend with if they came ashore. The 6 days of hiking covers three sections of the Rota Vicentina Fishermen's Trail in the Alentejo, offering an unbelievable sensory experience, with abundant fauna and flora in a multitude of colours, shades and fragrances and varied geological ... Read more >
From €530 excluding flights
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