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Plan your active holiday in Portugal and follow the dramatic coastlines of the Algarve and Alentejo on the Rota Vicentina Trail (Fishermen’s Trail).

The Algarve is in the south end of Portugal and is world famous for its rugged beaches, sandy coves and lively towns. On the northern border of the Algarve, uncover Portugal’s biggest hidden gem: the Alentejo region. It is an area that covers a third of Portugal's land mass but just 4% of its population. As such it is full of sparse coastal landscapes that are dotted with tiny villages full of hospitable locals.

Explore these regions on an unforgettable walking holiday by hiking the Rota Vicentina. This is a long distance footpath which opened in 2013 and represents a successful eco-tourism initiative to develop low impact tourism in a relatively untouched region of Portugal. On this hiking route, you’ll encounter traditional whitewashed fishing villages and spectacular seaside views.

The Alentejo and Algarve regions will reward you with wildflowers and butterflies. There are many opportunities to take a swim or a rest break and overlook the endless ocean.

From perfect weather and spectacular coastlines lined with golden beaches, dramatic cliffs and world-class surf breaks; to historic towns filled with cobblestoned streets and medieval architecture—it’s easy to see how Portugal’s Algarve and Alentejo regions lure travellers back again and again.


Great Value & Quality Trips in the Algarve & Alentejo

Our active holidays in Portugal are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your Alentejo or Algarve trip.

Local knowledge of the Algarve & Alentejo

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries in Portugal's Algarve & Alentejo regions to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Personal experience of Portugal

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about Portugal, the Rota Vicentina in the Algarve & Alentejo, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

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