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The Nature Park Southwest-Alentejo and the Vicentina Coast counts as the best conserved protected coastal area in Europe. The Rota Vicentina trails are embedded within this section of Portugal's Atlantic coast leading from Santiago do Cacém to Sagres.
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Step by step

On a pre-designed Rota Vicentina hiking this program includes five hiking days within an eleven day trip. Three sections of the Fishermen's Trail, one section of the Historical Way and one connection section from Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo.
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Tailored program

The other days of this program are hiking-free. For these days you will be provided with several recommendations from additional sport/hiking activities to sight-seeing.
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Alentejo Coast Deluxe

Hiking program
from Cercal do Alentejo to Almograve

 
 
 

From 967€ pp | 10 nights


The Sw Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park counts as the best conserved protected coastal area in Europe. The Rota Vicentina trails are embedded within this section of Portugal's Atlantic coast leading from Santiago do Cacém to Sagres.

On a pre-designed Rota Vicentina hiking this program includes five hiking days within an eleven day trip. Three sections of the Fishermen's Trail, one section of the Historical Way and one connection section from Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo.

The other days of this program are hiking-free. For these days you will be provided with several recommendations from additional sport/hiking activities to sight-seeing.

The program can also be adapted to your wishes and needs. On one side the hiking trip itself can be customized or combined i.e. a roundtrip in other parts of Portugal.

Highlights


  • Historical Way
  • Fishermen's Trail
  • • High quality accommodations
  • • Tailor-made adjustments of tour are possible
  • • Transfer to starting points of hiking sections, luggage
  •     transfers, lunch packages and dinners included
  • • Innumerable recommendations of beaches, restaurants,
  •     sights, activities, etc



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Price:
From 967€/ p.p.
Route:
Fishermen's Trail from Porto Covo to Odeceixe
Historical Way from Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo
Difficulty level:
Somewhat difficult (3 in 5)
Recommended age:
from 10 to 80
Services included:
10 nights w/ breakfast
11 hiking days w/ picnic
Luggage transfere in each day
Passenger transfere (pickup and drop off)
Detailed information about each section
Information about where to eat and drink
Information about what to do and visit
Activity:
Self-guided hike
Distance:
max. 25 km/day
total distance: 96 km
Duration:
11 days, 10 nights
Terrain:
Sandy / dirt tracks / along the cliffs / secondary roads
Spoken languages:
German, English, Portuguese
Min. and max. group size:
Min 1 pax; Max no limit
Dates:
Spring, Autumn, Winter
Services not included:
Flights
Payment methods:
Bank transfer
 

Day 1: Arrival to Cercal do Alentejo

The program starts in Cercal do Alentejo after coming by train from i. e. Lisbon. You will be picked up by car from the train station and brought to the first accommodation where you will have dinner in the evening.

Accommodation: Verdemar

Day 2:  Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo (18 km)

The first section of the tour is from Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo which is a connection between the Fishermen`s Trail and the Historical Way. When in Porto Covo you may relax at the wonderful beaches of Porto Covo before the transfer to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Verdemar

Day 3:  Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes (20 km - coastal walk) 

Starting in Porto Covo and hiking on the Fishermen`s Trail to Vila Nova de Milfontes. You will pass the Pessegueiro beach with an option to relax by the sea or have lunch in recommended restaurants. The luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Accommodation: Casa do Adro da Igreja

Day 4: Hiking-free day

On hiking-free days you will have plenty of recommendations like additional hiking tours or visiting places like the beautiful town of Vila Nova de Milfontes. If you like to go to the beach we recommend several beaches around Vila Nova de Milfontes before staying a second night in Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Accommodation: Casa do Adro da Igreja

Day 5: Almograve to Vila Nova de Milfontes (15 km - costal walk)

The day starts with one of the car transfers provided to the starting point of the section from Almograve to Vila Nova de Milfontes where you will also pass the famous Furnas Beach which was elected to one of the best beaches all over Portugal in 2012. After returning to Vila Nova de Milfontes (optionally by boat) you will be brought to your accommodation in S. Luís where you will have dinner.

Accommodation: Naturarte Campo

Day 6: Hiking-free day

On this hiking-free day you again will have multiple options for different activities like additional hikes (i. e. a 5 km circular route S. Luís Gardens), bicycle rides, boat trips on the river Mira and horse rides or you simply relax at the pool of your accommodation.

Accommodation: Naturarte Campo

Day 7: S. Luís to Odemira (25 km)

This will be the longest hike within the program but each stage can be extended or shortened on request. Along the trail you will pass the Pego das Pias lake which is a nice place for having a rest. After reaching Odemira you will check-in at your next accommodation and have a dinner.

AccommodationQuinta do Chocalinho

Day 8: Hiking-free day

On this hiking-free day we propose to visit the city of Odemira which is famous for craftswork and i. e. its chocolate factory. Or visit the cape of Sardão, the only place on earth where storks nest in cliffs.

Accommodation: Quinta do Chocalinho

Day 9: Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe (18 km)

This hiking stage is one of the most beautiful ones of the Rota Vicentina. You will pass lots of amazing cliffs and beaches like the beach of Odeceixe. For the last two nights you will stay in Brejão by having dinner on the first evening.

Accommodation: Casa da Seiceira

Day 10: Hiking-free day

Choose again from several proposals how to enjoy the hiking-free day: going to the wonderful beaches or visiting Odeceixe are some of our recommendations.

Accommodation: Casa da Seiceira

Day 11: End of program - train ride to Lisbon or Faro

The owner of your last accommodation will bring you to the train station where you will leave the Alentejo coast and go back to Lisbon or Faro. Optionally the program/trip can be extended by staying in Lisbon or at the Algarve.

 

Casa do Adro da Igreja


In a quiet corner of Milfontes, Casa do Adro – an old house totally recovered – offers 6 double rooms carefully decorated in a familiar style, and a magnificent homemade breakfast
 
 

Verdemar


Verdemar is a special country retreat, hidden away among stands of cork oaks in Casas Novas, 7 km from Cercal. It offers 7 rooms, with all the conditions for a well deserved rest to enjoy the country side, the beautiful beaches of the area and good food
 
 

Casa da Seiceira


Between the famed locations of Zambujeira do Mar and Odeceixe and close to Carvalhal beach, this rural tourism unit has 3 apartments and 4 rooms to offer, including a swimming pool, a playground for the children and other amenities.
 

Quinta do Chocalinho


Quinta do Chocalhinho is a centenary estate located near Odemira, with 10 double rooms and 5 suites, framed by a beautiful landscape. The house is totally surrounded by olive trees and cork oaks, and a stroll will transport you to the true essence of the Alentejo.
 
 

Naturarte Campo


The Rural Tourism Resort Naturarte Campo, just on the outskirts of the quaint little hamlet of S. Luís, is the ideal place to rest in absolute comfort. With 10 rooms and 2 houses, this is the place for some leisurely restful days, full of surprises, never boring!
 
 

Cerro da Fontinha


Located in the village of Brejão, this Rural Tourism offers 6 country houses, all well equipped. In a landscape of vast horizons, the decoration follows a rustic style in harmony with the materials used in the region.
 
 
 

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