The romantic land of “fados” . . . an ideal destination for walking and cycling? Perhaps this is not an obvious connection to make, yet an active holiday in historic Portugal combines spectacular coasts, steep cliffs and sunny beaches with the undiscovered inland treasures of unique villages and unspoilt scenery. Time here seems to have literally stood still. Follow beautiful trails past stately “quintas” and medieval walled towns or along Atlantic shores with sweeping ocean views.
Spectacular walking trip through the Serra da Estrela, Portugal’s highest mountain range, with impressive granite landscapes. Surprising rock formations and open plateaus combine with lush valleys, waterfalls and authentic alpine villages.
On this self-guided cycle journey we follow Portugal's beautiful coastline from the Alentejo (north) to the Algarve (south). Our route starts in Ocedeixe and goes to Cabo Sao Vicente, the south-western most point of Portugal and continental Europe.
A 10-day self-guided walking programme which will offer you a general idea of the varied landscapes and culture of the central group of islands of the so-called ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’: Pico, São Jorge and Faial island