2 independent reviews for Alentejo self guided walking in Portugal

Reviews for Alentejo self guided walking in Portugal

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review 18 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beautiful beach vistas and the international community of fellow hikers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring gaiters for the sandy beaches and a bathing suit. Consider skipping some of the repetitive sections. Plan a rest day mid-way through the hike.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Our time hiking Rota Vicentina was more than we anticipated. Ricardo and his team were superb at every level and their planning, help and consideration made our adventure truly memorable.

review 24 Apr 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Walking beside the sea

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Learn some Portuguese - people appreciate it, especially in the countryside. Walking poles helpful by the coast - sand dunes on top of limestone or sandstone cliffs make for slightly harder going.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Benefits to local people. I think hotels could do more with recycling and waste (apart from Cato B and B in Carrapateira. Plastic bottles, butter and jam portions, soaps and shampoos provided could be done differently. I also wondered about tourism and water consumption. I think the good thing about a walking holiday is that the locals see that what we are coming for is the wild open spaces and not golf courses etc. Impressed in Portugal with nature conservancy measures and renewable energy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fabulous. Stages were the right length, comfortable but varied hotels. Lovely people. The trail is spectacular and Iím pleased we started from the beginning and saw some of the inland. Portugal is easier for vegetarians than other European countries. Fresh, wholesome food.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you once more, we really appreciate your comments, ;) You will be always welcome to this part of the world. Obrigado

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