The Beja district is an unknown area for walkers but has a lot to offer. For example, the Rota Vicentina is a well-known walking route of 400 km long. The Fishermen’s Trail is an adventurous walking track along the coast with cliffs, lots of sand, fantastic fishing and other paradise spots. No traffic other than walking traffic is allowed there. And do you prefer to see churches, country houses, do you prefer to discover legends and stories of the small villages along old pilgrim roads, then turn on the Historical Way.
The Algarve is Portugal’s sunshine coast, boasting endless sand beaches, clear waters and imposing coastal cliffs of sandstone, in colours ranging from yellow to red. But the southwesternmost corner of the European continent offers even more: a hilly and flower-festooned hinterland, an incomparably impressive rocky coastline and contemplative river landscapes are an enticement to long walks.
Portalegre is located on the edge of Serra de São Mamede, a mountainous area with a variety of flora and fauna, part of which has now been designated as a natural park. The city of Portalegre itself is of Roman origin. The north side of the Serra De São Mamede Natural Park is particularly interesting for walkers. Here deciduous forests are regularly interspersed with cultivated land. More to the south the slopes are planted with beautiful and also some rugged pine forests. Even further south, the mountains gradually merge into the rolling Alentejan plain with its montados, a beautiful park-like landscape with scattered cork or holm oaks.