Portugal is exploding with interest right now for hiking, particularly during the winter and spring seasons. Considered one of Europes best kept secrets. It offers a friendly reception with great food and wines.
With regular flights from the US and UK direct into Lisbon, one of Europe's oldest capital cities, with its own fusion of energy and cosmopolitan chic. Lisbon is consistently listed as one of the top city tourist destinations in Europe.
Between Lisbon and the Algarve is the wild coastline of the Alentejo region, with its mild climate it makes for the perfect hiking conditions during the cooler winter/spring months. The forests and coastal trails evokes all the senses with the sounds of wild birds, natural herbal aromas, and ever changing scenery.
The region boasts over 400 miles of hiking trails (750 km), both coastal and inland, forming the Rota Vicentina, including the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fisherman's trail), and the Caminho Histórico (Historical way). In 2020 it was certified by the European Ramblers Association as, “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”.