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Portugal – Atlantic Route Coastal Hiking Tour (2021)

PORTUGAL: Atlantic Route Coastal Hiking Tour 8 days and 7 nights' accommodation with breakfasts in a mix of charming 3* and 4* hotels with private facilities. Road book provided with detailed route descriptions.  GPS device with pre- -programmed trails. Luggage transfer between accommodations (1 bag per person – maximum 15 kg/bag).  Private transfer from Porto airport to Póvoa de Varzim on day 1 24/7 emergency support.  The 77 km moderate route is ideal for walkers who are fit enough to manage more hills and longer distances. Multi-day walks at this grade demand a degree of stamina and may involve an occasional steep climb. Travel season runs from March 1st until October31st.  The Northwest coast of Portugal is known as the Costa Verde or Green Coast thanks to the abundance of vegetation that backs onto it and the not so distant mountains of the Minho countryside. As you head north from Porto (known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes) on this tour, you will experience the ever-changing coastal landscape of wide sandy beaches, rocky coves, pebble beaches, pleasant seaside towns and fishing villages. You’ll also spend time in the small historical city of Viana do Castelo and end up in the charming town of Caminha at the very top of Portugal, just across the river from Spain. While much of the route hugs the coast, you’ll head inland at times to walk through fields, forests and villages to get a deeper insight into the lifestyle of rural Portuguese communities and small-scale farming practices. With relatively short, leisurely walking days, you will have plenty of time and energy to explore the towns and villages you stay in and to take breaks on route for a swim or spend time on the beach. Make the most of the ample opportunities to sample the freshest catch of the day and other delicious Portuguese fares from the Minho region. If you have more time to spare, you can extend this coastal holiday by beginning your walk from Porto or simply spend a few days there and/or continue north into Spain as far as the alluring seaside town of Baiona.

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