Alentejo's Rural Walks & Coastal Trails

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Experience Portugal at its unspoilt best in the Alentejo

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Begin in historic hilltop villages near the Spanish border...

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Following scenic trails through cultural landscapes...

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... marked by olive groves, vineyards and open cork forests

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Cross Portugal via the historic city of Évora...

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... to finish on the clifftop trails of the Costa Vicentina

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Where beautiful beaches beckon you down to swim...

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The seafood is as fresh as it gets...

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... and storks build their coastal nests in spring

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Stay in beautiful small hotels...

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And explore with our local support and welcoming hosts...

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... on this slow and indulgent walking vacation


Alentejo is a romantic mosaic of open forests, wild meadows and hilltop villages, fringed by unspoilt coast. This relaxing walking holiday plots a peaceful path through one of Portugal's most beautiful regions.

  • Sunny & scenic walking
  • Countryside to coast
  • Medieval hilltop villages
  • Quiet swimming beaches
  • Packed with local flavour
  • Outstanding seafood
  • Beautiful small hotels
  • Navigation made easy
  • Lugagge transfers
  • 100% Travel Positive
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

7 nights small independent hotels

All breakfasts

6 x lunches

4 x dinners

Private transfers throughout

Luggage transfers throughout

Guided Activities

Welcome briefing

Half-day city tour

Walking notes and GPS for self-guided walks

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Holiday Guide with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Exclusive departure date

Please note: International travel not included.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the rural Alentejo

Your trip starts with a scenic transfer across Portugal from Lisbon to the beautiful countryside near the Spanish border. Once settled, you'll sit down with your guide to chat through your trip.

Day 2

Discover the landscapes of the montado

Day 3

Reach the hilltop fortress of Marvão

Day 4

Walk through forests to Castelo de Vide

Day 5

Explore Évora with your guide

Day 6

Arrive at the beautifully wild Costa Vicentina

Day 7

Walk, swim and dine with a view on the Costa Vicentina

Day 8

Head for home, or linger in Lisbon

Memorable moments to look forward to...

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Welcoming local hosts

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Delicious fresh seafood

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Local Alentejo wine

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In beautiful small hotels

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The old Fisherman's Trail

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Off quiet wild beaches

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Nesting storks in spring

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Évora's Roman remains

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In open cork forests

Medieval Marvão


Marvão & its hilltop castle


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