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Along the Costa Vicentina Walk

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk Overview

To explore a truly wild coastline, choose this gentle yet dramatic walk which reveals the haunting beauty of Portugal’s south-west coast.

  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
  • wild and unspoiled coastal scenery
  • charming mix of accommodation of character
  • wonderful seafood
  • glorious sunsets over the Atlantic

To explore a truly wild coastal landscape, choose this gentle yet spectacular walk which reveals the haunting beauty of Portugal’s south-western coastline. Here, on the little-known Costa Vicentina – Europe’s largest coastal natural park – virgin beaches backed by dunes and dramatic cliffs are washed by a restless sea. The sunsets over the Atlantic are superb, and by day the plentiful sunshine shows the colours of the landscape to best effect: the white-and-blue houses, the turquoise sea, the honey-coloured cliffs, red fishing boats, golden sands, green cliff-tops…



The pace of life here is refreshingly unhurried, and the beaches largely deserted, attracting egrets and turtles. The sleepy, whitewashed fishing villages offer a glimpse of a way of life that has remained unchanged for decades, and hide rural hotels of great charm and character, which range from luxurious ranch-style hotels to pristine townhouses. Late spring is a particularly special time, when pink thrift carpets the dunes and Europe’s only marine stork colony nests on precarious sea stacks buffeted by the waves.
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Reviews of this holiday

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by ValentinaQ, 19 Sep 2017
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We hiked along part of the Rota Vicentina in Portugal. Inntravel transported our luggage from hotel to hotel and we were ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by janice, 15 May 2016
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we walked along the Rota Vincentino in southern Portugal watching the waves and the nesting storks, underfoot an amazing ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by Docsara, 11 May 2016
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Well organised, beautiful accomodation. Efficient transport of our bags from place to place . A beautiful unspoilt area: ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by Robbie, 30 Sep 2015
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A walk along the Alentejo Coast from Odeseixe to Porto Corvo with luggage transported and accommodation in small hotels ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by PierreBoardMoss, 21 Sep 2015
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A glorious walk along the Rota Vicentina staying in Agro Tourism Hotels, followed by 4 days in Lisbon. As usual, this being ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by Edinburgh couple, 25 May 2015
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Excellent itinerary, charming and varied accommodation, fabulous Portuguese hospitality and breathtaking views. read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by Paul, 13 May 2015
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Long distance coastal walk on the cliff top above fine beaches with wonderful carpet of flowers underfoot. Well signed, ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by Euripides, 4 Nov 2014
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Excellent independent walking holiday read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by CB, 22 Oct 2014
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We walked hotel to hotel along the Costa Vicentinas (part of the national Rotas Vicentinas) in Portugal. It was delightful ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by BlackCat, 13 May 2014
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We walked along the Costa Vicentina during six days and enjoyed the beauty of this rugged coast; the carpet of wild flowers ... read more

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Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by ValentinaQ, 19 Sep 2017
Traveller rating:

We hiked along part of the Rota Vicentina in Portugal. Inntravel transported our luggage from hotel to hotel and we were ... read more

Along the Costa Vicentina Walk by janice, 15 May 2016
Traveller rating:

we walked along the Rota Vincentino in southern Portugal watching the waves and the nesting storks, underfoot an amazing ... read more