Walking Along the Coast - Walking Self-Guided Program.... an adventure waiting for you

The main aim of this program is to offer the participants a chance to know one of the most beautiful coasts of Europe.
The Vicentine Coast bathed by the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean offers unique landscapes with unforgettable sunsets in a mild climate ideal for walking.
The suggested tracks are in the protected area of the Natural Park of Vicentine Coast and offer countless points of observation of the landscape, fauna and flora.
All this comes together with the local gastronomy, the excellent Portuguese wines and the extremely comfortable rural accommodation ideal to recover from the long walking days.
It is very easy to arrive given the quick and easy accesses but it will be difficult to departure and leave behind a handful of feelings that only the Vicentine Coast can offer.
…the walks in the Vicentine Coast are a little more than a challenge, they are a way of being…..   

 

Walking Portugal Rota Vicentina Alentejo

 

Price per person BB

Nr. of people

Self- Guided

Half Board supplement* 

2

625€

upon request

4 or more

565€

upon request

Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 210€.

High Season Suplement (July and August) 65€pp

 

 

Walking Along the Coast:

  • 6 days program - 5 days walking;
  • Total distance:  93 Km;
  • Average daily distance: 19 Km;
  • Difficulty: medium.

Included in this walking program:

  • 6 nights Bed and Breakfast (charming lodging)
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • Support staff from FreeFlow
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Map 1 : 55 000 and GPS files GPX/KMZ
  • Laundry facilities
  • Transfer from Aljezur to Santa Clara Train Station

 

   

Full Walking Program - Walking Along the Coast

Day 1 – Porto Côvo

Reception of the participants.

How to get to Porto Côvo

Bus from Sete Rios bus station in Lisbon to Porto Côvo – 3:00 hours

Bus station - Rede Expresso PR.MARECHAL HUMBERTO DELGADO -SETE RIOS (near to the Sete Rios metro station)

Accommodation in Porto Côvo

 

Day 2 – Walking from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

This is the beaches section, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches and discover small deserted coves that will surprise you. It is a tiring walking day though, given its extension and the constant sandy terrain.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: DIFFICULT

DISTANCE: 20 KM

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS

ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 167 M

ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 149 M

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 51 M

MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 1 M

Accommodation in  Vila Nova de Milfontes

 

Day 3 – Walking from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve

This is a day to purify your soul thanks to the overwhelming views over Vila Nova de Milfontes and the Mira river that meets the ocean here. It is a short and accessible hiking day so that you may enjoy the area to its fullest extent.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT

DISTANCE: 15 KM

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 5 HOURS

ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 88 M

ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 116 M

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 53 M

MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 0 M

Accommodation in Longueira (2 km from Almograve)

 

Day 4 – Walking from Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar
Small fishing harbours, reddish sand dunes, the scent of pine tree forests and the sight, seen nowhere else in the world, of storks nesting on the cliffs make this walk a true balm for your senses. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
DISTANCE: 22 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 203 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 193 M
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 90 M
MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 4 M

Accommodation in Zambujeira do Mar

Day 5 – Walking from Zambujeira do Mar to Brejão/Odeceixe
You will be passing the beaches of Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados and Amália  on the way to Azenha do Mar, where you will find a natural fishing harbour. To top it all enjoy one of the most outstanding views in the entire territory: Odeceixe beach seen from the majestic Ponta em Branco.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
DISTANCE: 18 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 263 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 283 M
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 74 M
MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 1 M

Accommodation in Brejão/Odeceixe

 

Day 6 - Walking from Odeceixe to Aljezur

Today you will be walking along Mira’s watering channel, fed by the waters of Santa Clara’s dam. You can see for miles around you, with the mountains to the east and the ocean to the west. You’ll have a choice between two complementary circuits that will take you to the coastal cliffs and allow you to get to know Odeceixe and Amoreira beaches.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EASY

DISTANCE: 18 KM

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 6 HOURS

ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 123 M

ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 108 M

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 112 M

MINIMUM ALTITUDE: 0 M

Accommodation in Aljezur

 

Day 7 – Aljezur to Lisbon

Transfer from Aljezur to Santa Clara-Saboia train station and train to Lisbon

 

Walking Portugal Rota Vicentina Alentejo

The participants should take into account the terrain and the km/miles of each track and be sure to check in advance that they are in good physical condition to do it.

 


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