Guidebook to walking Portugal's Rota Vicentina, a stunning 220km route down the southwestern Atlantic coast, through the Alentejo and Algarve districts. The route, which is suitable for all fit walkers and is not technically difficult, is described across 12 stages, making it perfect for a two-week holiday. Walkers who appreciate sunny days, invigorating sea air, dramatic cliffs and awesome ocean scenery, not to mention fresh fish, charming guesthouses, mouth-watering traditional Portuguese cuisine and inimitable custard tarts will relish their time on the Rota Vicentina, and will no doubt be tempted back, time and time again. Easy to follow route description, together with topographic maps at a scale of 1:100,000 are provided in this guide, as is handy practical information about local transport, accommodation, food, drink and necessary gear. The author has also offered suggestions for shorter walks - including four, six and nine-day options, and has described four additional inland stages for those seeking a circuit option.