Rota Vicentina: The Historic Way
Moorish forts, Roman roads, and a landscape of quiet antiquity. Walking the old Historic Way across southern Portugal on footpaths and farm roads. I saw no other hiker for the first five days, and only twelve on the entire trek to the southwestern tip of Europe. Being utterly solo, there was no other choice but cultural immersion. And that is how you should experience a new country - at three miles per hour.