The Alentejo region in Portugal is a gem worth exploring. In Alentejo you will find the Rota Vicentina, known as the Fishermen’s Trail. The 200 miles long-distance hiking and bike route allows visitors to enjoy Portugal’s rural delights and its picturesque coastline. 

Although the Alentejo region covers a third of Portugal’s landmass, it is home to just four per cent of its population. The route follows the coast from the beautiful beaches of Odeceixe, to the traditional village of Porto Covo, which is perched on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Enjoying time in this delightful area will allow you tranquillity during the day when you will rarely encounter fellow hikers.  However, the evenings will be a more sociable affair when you can enjoy the mouth-watering Portuguese cuisine and delectable local wine.

European holiday specialist, Utracks is offering a Fishermen’s Trail, Rota Vicentina itinerary over 7-days, throughout the year, from £450 per person.

Delightful Sardinia

Sardinia is an island full of adventure for all ages. It is a fascinating place with its own language, delectable local food and perfect beaches.  Utracks have launched a new family friendly trip which follows Sardinia’s southern coastline by bike.  Reassuringly, there is a wide range of cycle options for children and adults including bike seats, trailers and electric bikes

Visitors can enjoy cycling through small fishing villages, past Romanesque ruins and even lagoons packed with stunning pink flamingos!  The Mediterranean vineyards and centuries-old olive groves are worth exploring.  There is no doubt that the magnificent views of dramatic cliffs will delight visitors, along with white sandy beaches perfect for relaxation.

Utracks Sardinia Family Cycle Adventure is an 8-days trip and departs every Saturday throughout the year, from £560 per person.

Prices are inclusive of accommodation, most meals, equipment rental, experienced guides, luggage transfers between hotels (where applicable) and clear maps with images. Flights from the UK are not included but can be booked on request.

For more information and bookings please telephone 0845 241 7599.