Based in the historically important small coastal town of Sagres, this walking holiday explores a remote corner of Portugal. Following beautiful coastal paths to discover impressive cliffs, quiet sandy beaches and remote inland villages, walk the last section of the long distance path 'Rota Vicentina' to Cabo Sao Vicente, the lighthouse at the most south-westerly point of Europe, and pass the remarkable rock formations at Ponta de Piedade south of Lagos. Sample the delicious local cuisine and crisp wines en route. The climate is ideal for walking, including early and late in the year.
A unique, authentic tour between the two emblematic cities of Madrid and Porto heading down river through the Duero valley, walking and discovering beautiful landscapes and visiting great wineries….
Lisbon alone is well worth a visit. Strategically built on seven hills, it once made Portugal a major seafaring nation and brought prosperity and glory to the country. Evidence of this epoch is still waiting to be discovered. The Algarve: sun, sun, sun – 3,000 hours of sun per year, the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and around 150 km of golden beaches. Natural arches, grottos and small islands on the one hand, whitewashed houses and Moorish style roofs on the other; contribute to one of Europe’s most beautiful coasts, offering everything one could wish for!
This trip features cultural visits to Porto, Braga and Lamego – three of the finest historic towns in the north – with great walks in the vineyards of the Douro valley and in the Montesinho National Park in the Serra de Geres. Of course there are opportunities to indulge in the great wines produced in the area, Vinho Verde and Port being the best known ones.