Exploring Costa Vicentina on Foot – in viajarentreviagens.pt

“A week is not enough to explore the Alentejo coastline but it is better than nothing. Take chances, you'll be satisfied!” advises the geographer and traveler Carla Mota.


“One of the best ways to get to know the region is on foot and Rota Vicentina trails are mandatory for those who enjoy nature,” Carla writes in the Portuguese travel blog “Viajar entre Viagens” as she reminisces about her trip between Zambujeira do Mar and Vila Nova de Milfontes. “The truth is that even for travelers, accustomed to visiting beaches scattered around all four corners of the world, the beauty of the Alentejo coast is not paralleled by many places,” she affirms.

Carla herself hiked several sections of Fishermen’s Trail, including Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe and Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve. Her extensive article offers plenty of valuable tips for travellers, including detailed information on public transportation, car rental and local taxi services. She also explores some of the local accommodation options and provides several recommendations for visitors of Alentejo including Monte da Corça Nova, Herdade do Touril and Monte das Alpenduradas.

Read the full article (in Portuguese) here and check the extensive picture gallery as well!