The Wonders of Alentejo - Rota Vicentina Walking Program -Walking Self-Guided Program.... 

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.

Walking Portugal Vicentine Coast



The Wonders of Alentejo - Rota Vicentina Walking Program

  • 7 days program - 5 days walking
  • Total distance:  50 miles / 75 Km;
  • Average daily distance: 12 miles / 18 Km;
  • Difficulty: medium.

Included in this walking program:

  • 7 nights Bed and Breakfast (***/**** hotels and charming lodging)
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • Transfer from Santa Clara-Saboia to Lisbon (Train)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Support staff
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Insurances (not included travel insurance)
  • Transfers to the starting point and from the finishing point of each trail
  • Map 1 : 55 000 and GPS files GPX/KMZ
  • GPS rental
Price per person BB

Nr. of people

Self- Guided

Half Board supplement* 




4 or more



Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Suplement 250€.

High Season Suplement (July and August) 65€
*includes 5 dinners -drinks not included


Full Walking Program - The Wonders of Alentejo - Rota Vicentina Walking Program

Day 1 – Lisbon - Vila Nova de Milfontes

Briefing at the Hotel

How to get to Vila Nova de Milfontes

From Lisbon Airport

Take the metro at Airport Metro Station to Sete Rios Metro Station

At Sete Rios Metro Station there is a connection to the BUS


Upon arrival the participants will receive maps and support material.

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes


Day 2 – Fishermen's Trail

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. 

POI: Vila Nova de Milfontes; Almograve Beach; Milfontes Lighthouse

Distance: 15 km - Ca. 5 hours

Accumulated climb: 90 m  Accumulated descent: 120 m

Level:  Easy

Optional - Picnic lunch included

Accommodation  in Vila Nova de Milfontes/Almograve


Day 3 – Fishermen's Trail

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.  

POI: Cape Sardão Lighthouse; Fishing Harbours

Distance: 22 km - Ca. 7 hours

Accumulated climb: 272 m  Accumulated descent: 201 m

Level:  Somewhat difficult

Optional - Picnic lunch included

Accommodation – Cerro da Fontinha Brejão


Day 4 – Fishermen's Trail

From Zambujeira do Mar to 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. 

POI: Odeceixe Village; Fishing Harbour Azenha do Mar

Distance: 18 km – Ca. 7 hours

Accumulated climb: 382 m  Accumulated descent: 390 m

Level: Somewhat difficult

Optional - Picnic lunch included

Accommodation – Cerro da Fontinha Brejão    


Day 5 – Historic Trail
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. 

POI: Odeceixe Beach; Windmill in Rogil                                                       

Distance: 18 km - Ca. 6 hours

Accumulated climb: 167 m Accumulated descent: 150 m

Level: Easy

Optional - Picnic lunch included

Accommodation – Hotel Vicentina Aljezur


Day 6 – Historic Trail

From Aljezur to Arrifana

This is a short day, but one that can be extended by going along the Fishermen’s Trail towards Arrifana or continuing to the south, towards the villages of Bordeira and Carrapateira. You will cross scented valleys and small farms as you approach the coast, already guessing where the route will take you in the following days. 

POI: Aljezur Village, Castle and Arrifana Beach

Distance: 12 km - Ca. 4 hours

Accumulated climb: 224 m  Accumulated descent: 184 m

Level:  Easy

Optional - Picnic lunch included

Accommodation – Aljezur


Day 7 – Lisbon

Transfer to Santa Clara train station and from Santa Clara to Lisbon (2.5 hours)

Accommodation – Lisbon

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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