Wedged between the waves of the Atlantic and the Monchique Mountains, the Vicentine Coast has stunning landscapes, lots of flora and fauna but very few people. This is a wild world where you least expect it. Highlights include Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Carrapateira and Sagres.
You'll head to Aljezur, in the very heart of Costa Vicentina Natural Park, and then through lush landscapes to Carrapateira. Here, the views over the dunes are a sight to behold. Next, drive towards the Atlantic and hug the coastline taking in views of tall schist cliffs and strands flanked by huge rocks. Break for lunch in a beachfront restaurant and savour a shellfish cataplana – the Algarve's signature dish.
After lunch, head to Cape St Vincent – the most southwesterly point in Europe – where the cliffs rise 75 metres from the sea. Your adventure has one final stop at Sagres, a tiny fishing harbour with a big history. It was here that Prince Henry the Navigator planned his voyages of discovery.