An adventure cycling on the Historical Way, through the Alentejo and Algarve plains and hills, cork forests, small farms and picturesque white towns is what this program suggests, on a unique opportunity to experience the Rota Vicentina the way you’ve always dreamed of.
It’s a five days ride that you will never forget, with over 300 km of non-stop off-road riding in MTB, through an amazing landscape, including the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast. You can have your luggage transferred and count on the support of a fully equipped vehicle as well as escape routes on all rides.
To relax and recover all your energy for the next day, enjoy the amazing comfort and hospitality in cosy and quality accommodations where you will stay along the way. The journey, which includes a guide, starts in Santiago do Cacém, the northern point of the Historical Way, in the Alentejo region and finishes in Sagres, in the Algarve.
Complete Historical Way
3/4 in 5 (Somewhat difficult / Difficult)
7 nights with breakfast and dinner
5 full days with great guides
Fully equipped support vehicle
Luggage transfers between hotels
Shortcuts/escape routes on all rides
Authentic Portuguese cuisine
Riding with GPS
Last day optional extra activity
8 days, 7 nights
Along the cliffs
English and Dutch
Minimum 8 people
Spring and Autumn
Bicycles (optional rental)
Visa, Mastercard and bank transfer
Arrival at Santiago do Cacém
Alojamento: Residencial Gabriel
Santiago do Cacém » Cercal do Alentejo | 72 km | 1450 m accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Herdade da Matinha
Cercal do Alentejo » Odemira | 55 km | 950 m accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Quinta do Chocalhinho
Odemira » Aljezur| 60 km | 1200 m accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Amazigh Hostel
Aljezur » Pedralva| 65 km
Accommodation: Aldeia da Pedralva
Pedralva » Sagres| 77 km | 1200 m accumulated ascent
Accommodation: Memmo Baleeira
Departure from Sagres
Herdade da Matinha is located in a magnificent valley, surrounded by Cercal Ridge, and offers 20 rooms in an absolutely irresistible environment. The owner's dedication can be felt in every detail, turning it into a very special place.
Right in the heart of the historic town of Aljezur, among picturesque alleys and ancient walls, the Amazigh Hostel is perfect for those who want to discover this region and allow themselves to fall for the charms of the Vicentina Coast.
With a privileged location in the heart of the town of Sagres and with views over the sea, Baleeira harbour and the islands of Martinhal, the Memmo Baleeira Hotel is ideal for a weekend getaway, a few unforgettable days of vacation or to end your walk along the Rota Vicentina in grand style.
Quinta do Chocalhinho is a centenary estate located near Odemira, with 10 double rooms and 5 suites, framed by a beautiful landscape.
The Village of Pedralva was a village dedicated to farming for many years until it went into a depopulation process in the last 30 years. In 2006 it was a set of ruins with 9 inhabitants. After a long process to purchase the houses in the village from a group of about 200 people, it was possible to start the reconstruction process, as close to the original as possible.