Section 10 begins and ends within the Alentejo region. Starting in Vila Nova de Milfontes, you will be treated to a mesmerizing panorama that flawlessly blends the river and sea, giving rise to beautiful scenery. Take some time to explore the exquisite beaches, the St. Clement’s Fort, the fishing port “Portinho do Canal” or to take a walk near the Mira River, where you can marvel at an exceptional and harmonious ecosystem.
On your way to Porto Covo, you’ll be captivated by the typical Alentejo scenery, especially in spring when you’ll see vast fields of yellow lupins and bright red and yellow poppies in full bloom.
A major highlight is the breathtaking Pessegueiro Island with its ancient fortress. This island has a history of being a refuge for pirates. Local legend tells the story of North African pirates who encountered a determined hermit defending the chapel on the island, preventing his own capture.
Porto Covo is a must-visit, a charming fishing village with small white houses that were carefully restored after the 1755 earthquake. Enjoy a delicious meal of freshly grilled fish or seafood, and then explore the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Queimada.
As you continue toward Sines, you’ll come across many secluded and rugged beaches along the coastline. When you reach Sines, take the opportunity to explore its beautiful bay.
A segment of this route is encompassed by the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, extending from Vila Nova de Milfontes to São Torpes.