Overview of the Atlantic Coastal Tour
The northwest coast of Portugal is known as the Costa Verde due to the abundance of vegetation that borders the shore as well as the nearby mountains of the Minho countryside. As you head north from Porto on this self-guided adventure, you’ll 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 just across the river from Spain.
Although much of the route hugs the coast, you’ll head inland at times to walk through fields, forests and villages where you will experience the lifestyle of rural Portuguese communities and small-scale farming practices.
Enjoy the ample opportunities to sample the freshest catch of the day and other delicious Portuguese fares from the Minho region while on this tour.