Self Guided Walking Holidays in Portugal
Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in south-western Portugal, totalling 450 km along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Comprising the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail, our Portugal walking holidays offer a unique experience of two worlds, including a living and authentic rural culture and a surprisingly wild and rugged coastline.
Rota Vicentina: Fishermen’s Trail Highlights includes the coastal part of Portugal’s famous Rota Vicentina long distance trail. It follows some of the best preserved coastline in Europe through the beautiful national park in the Alentejo region. Well-signposted paths will take you along impressive cliffs, down to deserted beaches and secret sandy coves, accessible only on foot.
The Coastal Trails of Alentejo and Algarve invite you to explore the unspoilt landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline, the Costa Vicentina, where virgin beaches and dramatic cliffs are washed by the ocean. Enjoy secluded sandy beaches reachable only on foot, comfortable accommodations and fresh seafood on this easy to moderate walking holiday in Portugal.
Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in south-western Portugal along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Combining the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail and covering 230 km (143 miles) in 12 stages, this walking holiday in Portugal provides the ultimate Rota Vicentina hiking experience.
Where Do our Walking Holidays in Portugal Take Place?
The coastal strip between Odeceixe and Burgau, known as the Vincentina Coast, where the preserved nature has a strong, wild character, creating landscapes of breathtaking majesty. This area is part of the biggest coastal natural park in Europe that starts further north in the Southwest Alentejo and is the longest stretch of protected Portuguese coast. The beaches follow one another, some of them long swathes of sand stretching into the distance, others smaller, framed by magnificent schist and limestone cliffs. The choppy sea produces a natural symphony that serves as the soundtrack to this walking by the sea. The area is home to the famous Rota Vicentina long distance trail, along which we have developed our self guided walking itineraries.