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April 30, 2019

Portugal: Sete Vales Suspensos, "One of the Most Beautiful Trails in Europe"

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Lagoa's Sete Vales Suspensos (Seven Hanging Valleys) hiking route in the Algarve was considered the Best Hiking Destination in Europe and is yet another suggestion for incentives in the region.

It was voted the Best Hiking Destination in Europe, in a ranking promoted by European Best Destinations. The Sete Vales Suspensos trail, in Lagoa municipality, in the Algarve, was considered "a true treasure of rare beauty", according to the Algarve Tourism Region (RTA) in a press release.

The trail connects Vale Centeanes beach to Marinha beach, along the 5.7 kilometres. "This tour in the Sete Vales Suspensos is breathtaking, unforgettable, one of the most beautiful hikes in Europe and accessible to all ages," reads the website of European Best Destinations, which has gathered the votes of more than 28 thousand travellers from 153 countries to establish this ranking that features two Portuguese hiking routes.

Sete Vales Suspensos lead the ranking. The Plzevice Lakes (Croatia), El Camino del Rey (Spain), The Kjeragbolten Hike (Norway), Pico de Arieiro, Madeira (Portugal), Besseggen Ridge Hike (Norway), Adrspach-Teplice Rock Towns Skye (Scotland), Bled (Slovenia), GR20 (Corsica), Mullerthal (Luxembourg), Three Peaks Hiking Trail (Italy), Ostrog (Montenegro), Trolltunga (Norway) and Svartisen Glacier complete this hiking European best destinations in Europe list.

With this award by European Best Destinations, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of culture and tourism in Europe, this Portuguese trail will be known by millions of travellers, which will contribute "to strengthening the positioning of the Algarve as a mandatory destination for nature lovers of nature and outdoor activities," RTA's press release added, also recalling the various initiatives launched to "enhance the region's natural heritage and fight seasonality", among them the Algarve Walking Season, SustenTUR Algarve and the new Guide to Walking Trails in the Algarve.

"It is an honour to see the region's natural beauty be recognised by thousands of tourists from around the world. Nature Tourism is a strategic product in Algarve's tourist offer and this award reflects our commitment to improving and diversifying the experience of those who visit us," João Fernandes, RTA president, refers.

Credits: ©Pawel Kazmierczak / European Best Destinations

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