Book Portugal: Cape St. Vincent ~ Walks, Orchids and Birds on the Edge of Europe
Jutting into the Atlantic, 9° west of Greenwich, Cape St. Vincent marks Europe’s most south-westerly point. From here, Prince Henry the Navigator sent forth his caravels during Portugal’s Golden Age of Discoveries. Now largely protected as a National Park, the Cape provides scenic coastal walks with a plethora of wildflowers, including orchids, and migrant birds. During our September visit, we will witness the autumn migration which can bring a whole array of European raptor and passerine species on passage from their European breeding grounds to the wintering regions in Africa.