In itself, travelling on foot is a journey, a means of individual transport, at your own pace, in your own time, to places you choose.
We travel the world for pleasure, business or to meet family and friends, and mostly, we let ourselves be transported by planes, trains, cars and whatever means are appropriate. But, if we stop for a moment and think about the origin of the word ‘travel’ we will realize that we often neglect the most natural means of transport – our feet.
Walking allows you to discover new details that are ready to be captured and absorbed because at this speed, new sights won’t be missed.
If walking amidst your own familiar environment already gives a constant feeling of discovery, discovering other countries on foot is a way of having an authentic experience. Discovering a country on foot is like diving into the essence of its identity, permitting you to absorb every detail, step by step, until you reach your destination.
In Portugal, where one of the key characteristics of the population is its hospitality, it is a pleasure to talk and interact with the locals, even in the rural settings where English is not completely mastered, through gestures, movements and attempting to talk, you will always have support and guidance.