Guided walks on the wild West Coast of the Algarve
With certified native nature guide,
More than a simple walk…, an experience…
Walks unfold into a sequence
of landscapes within the Natural
Park of South West Alentejo and Costa
Vicentina combining a variety of sceneries
and athmospheres such as gentle hills
and pine groves rolling into valleys
and gorges along narrow footpaths
leading to vast wild beaches and
More than a simple Walk, an Experience…
Because a walk can be much more than putting one foot in front of the other. Atalaia's vision is to tell the story of the natural landscape which is going to bediscovered. The guide thus turns into a story teller. He tells the secrets of the green and the blue and the brown that will be encountered all along the way. These walks take part in the Saint Vincent Natural Park which is a nature reserve extending throughout a 110km narrow stretch of coast in southern Portugal. It is undoubtedly immensly rich in its biodiversity and natural beauty.
Through the proposed walks the hiker will encounter unique sensorial experiences and a feeling of being part of the place and the moment. The Atalaia-Experience is working to Value, Promote and to make more Dynamic, not only the region but also the local culture, the people and their traditions. The aim being to combine the natural elements with the human aspect in order to make a sustainable relationship to better understand this precious and fragile ecosystem.
Nicolau is our guide! An explorer at heart, his childhood garden was the Vincentina coast. His intense experiences in this natural scenery were the foundation of his later training as a landscape architect. Having travelled round the world, Nicolau's passion drew him back to this part of the world in order to dedicate himself to activites linked more directly to nature, such as nature guiding, professional fishing and seafood harvesting, vegetable growing and many others.
Thus Nicolau shares his love for this particular place by taking us down paths many of which are unfrequented and which would be difficult to access any other way.
5 guided walks in the Vicentina Coast: