Tourism of Portugal came to the discovery of the Great Route of the Guadiana

Today, Odiana received a delegation from Turismo de Portugal who came to the Algarve to visit the Grande Rota do Guadiana. […]

Tourism of Portugal discovering the GR15Today, Odiana received a delegation from Turismo de Portugal who came to the Algarve to visit the Grande Rota do Guadiana. The visit comes within the scope of the presentation session of the «Program for the development of Cycling&Walking in the Algarve», a study to which Odiana contributed.

A delegation of nine people from Turismo de Portugal, accompanied by the Associação Turismo do Algarve (ATA), came to Baixo Guadiana to venture on the Grande Rota, not just to get to know, but to walk a short section of the GR15 from Almada D' Gold to Alcaria, favoring the contact with a typical village, recently restored, and the panoramic view over the great river in the south, the Guadiana.

This visit comes within the scope of the presentation of the «Program for the development of Cycling&Walking in the Algarve», a study in which Odiana has collaborated, providing information and clarifications about hiking in Baixo Guadiana, namely about the network of walking routes (19 small routes route, in three municipalities, with a total of 135 kilometers,) and on the most recent one, Great Route of the Guadiana – GR15.

The aim is for the study to serve as a lever for strengthening the competitiveness of the destination and contributing to the alleviation of seasonality.

The session includes the presentation of the conclusions of the study «Algarve Tourism Products Development Plan Cycling&Walking» and will take place tomorrow, March 17, at 11:00 am, at the headquarters of the Algarve Tourism Region, in Faro. It is attended by the Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho.

The «Program for the development of Cycling&Walking in the Algarve» is an initiative of Turismo de Portugal, Regional Tourism Authority of the Algarve, Association of Municipalities of the Algarve, Regional Tourism Promotion Agency of the Algarve and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

A GR15 is about 65 kilometers long, crosses three municipalities – Alcoutim, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António – and sixteen localities, against the backdrop of the Guadiana. It connects the coast to the interior of the mountains, offering fresh air, landscape, heritage and kilometers and kilometers of tourism in the midst of nature.

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