HIKING

HIKING IN THE ALGARVE

Come and hike along the popular trails of the natural park Costa Vicentina (Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina). With a total of 450km of hiking routes, the Rota Vicentina is one of the hidden gems in the South of Europe. We organise tours alongside spectacular beaches backed by beautiful wild vegetation and wildlife. 

Best time to hike in the Algarve

Winter is a popular period for hikers to come down to the Algarve. You will find the trails are less crowded and less warm as summer can be fairly hot. However the rest of the seasons are great as well. With each their own great experiences. In summer you can dip yourself in the ocean at amazing beaches such as Odeceixe, Amoreira or Arrifana. In the fall and Autumn you are more likely to find more wildlife during your walks. 

THE ROTA VICENTINA

The Rota Vicentina covers both of the Southern Regions of Portugal. The Algarve and the Alentejo are two regions who stand out due to their landscape diversity. The Caminho Histórico(230 km) is the longest route. Starting in Santiago do Cacém and ending in the south westernmost point of Portugal, Cabo de São Vicente. This is mostly a rural route with 12 stages, by foot or bike, through trails of forests, villages and towns with centuries of history. The “Trilho dos Pescadores” connects Porto Covo to Odeceixe, extending over a total of 111 km that can be made exclusively by foot.

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