Self-guided coastal trails of Portugal vacation

Price
US $800ToUS $1090 excluding flights
Duration
9 Days
Type
Tailor made
More info
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Description of Self-guided coastal trails of Portugal vacation

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Price information

US $800ToUS $1090 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Portugal walking
Forget the golf courses and beach resorts. Give the Algarve the elbow. Portugal is much more than a summer vacation hotspot and there’s no finer way to...
Self guided walking
Walking vacations are the oldest form of tourism known to man. For centuries people have travelled by foot whether it is was for a pilgrimage or just f...

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Exploring on foot is one of the best ways to minimise impact on the environment and this nine-day walking vacation follows the coastal paths in beautiful south-west Portugal. Taking short transfers to the start of most walks the focus is time walking and enjoying the natural environment rather than time spent in a bus.

The coastal paths are pristine and we take great care to ensure that we don't leave any litter or damage the trails in any way whilst walking and having picnics. Bring a re-usable water bottle so it can be filled at the start of the day and at small villages during the walks to reduce the need for bottled water. As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.

People

The food in Portugal is one of the highlights, with simple fresh fish dishes and delicious pateis de nata on the 'must sample' list. The cafes are small and locally owned - this is not a region where large, chain restaurants exist! Joining locals for a strong coffee, which is typically drunk standing up, leaning against the counter, is an ideal way to start the day. Lunches can either be taken in small cafes in the villages you pass along the route, or visit the market and shops in the morning to buy bread, cheese and meats for a picnic. On this vacation you visit historic towns off the main tourism paths which helps to boost the economies in areas that aren't frequently visited. We suggest you visit local markets, and support local businesses where possible.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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