The southwest coast of Portugal’s Alentejo region is a new destination for walking vacations. Complete with meadows, valleys, stunning views of bays and sand dunes, it is sure to please. There are turtles, eagles and storks for company.
The 350 km Rota Vicentina Trail features two main footpaths:
- The Historical Way, the inland trail
- The Fishermen’s Trail, the coastal section for on-foot travelers only
For a travel writer’s description of day-long walks along the well-marked trails, check out: “On foot in unsung Portugal – walking with storks” by Roger Bray (www.thematuretraveller.co.uk)
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