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  Activity

  • Walking

  Duration

  • 9 days program - 7 days walking

  Accommodation

9 nights - 3*/4* Hotels and Charming
Lodge

  Price

From 720€

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

 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 offers a big variety of fauna and flora, and diverse landscapes that will definitly catch your attention!
Another plus of this experience is the mouth watering gastronomy you will get to taste, and the comfortable rural accomodation that will provide you with deep levels of relaxation.
It is very easy to arrive, given the quick and easy accesses. The difficulty will be to depart and leave behind a handful of feelings that only the Vicentine Coast can offer.
More than a challenge, the Vicentine Coast is a way of living… 

 Day by Day

 Day 1 -   Lisbon - Cercal (Alentejo)

Briefing at the Hotel.

How to get to Cercal Alentejo:

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.

BUS - Rede Exprosso PR.MARECHAL HUMBERTO DELGADO -SETE RIOS

Upon arrival the participants will receive maps and support material.

Places to visit: historical centre, Bica Santa Chapel, Roman Bridge of Barranco do Burdo

Accommodation in Cercal


 Day 2 - Walking from Cercal to Porto Côvo

Enjoy to take some deep breaths while you walk along the lowlands of Alentejo. At the end of this walk you will reach Porto Côvo, where you will be able to enjoy some good food at its beautiful plaza!

Places to visit: Pessegueiro Fortress and Porto Côvo Central Square

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 18 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 5 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 190 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 306 M

Accommodation in Porto Côvo


 Day 3 -  Walking from Porto Côvo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

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

Places to visit: Milfontes Castle, Milfontes Lighthouse

LEVEL: DIFFICULT 
DISTANCE: 20 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 167 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 149 M 

Accommodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes


 Day 4 -  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. 

Places to visit: Furnas Beach, stunning views of the river’s mouth

LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
DISTANCE: 15 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 5 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 88 M 
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 116 M 

Accommodation in Almograve or Vila Nova de Milfontes


 Day 5 - 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.

Places to visit: Cape Sardão Lighthouse, Fishing Harbours

LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
DISTANCE: 22 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 272 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 201 M 

Accommodation in Zambujeira do Mar 


 Day 6 - Walking 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. 

Places to visit: Odeceixe Village, Fishing Harbour Azenha do Mar

LEVEL: SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT
DISTANCE: 18 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 7 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 18 M
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 390 M 

Accommodation in Odeceixe or Brejão


 Day 7 - Walking from Odeceixe to Aljezur

Today you will be walking along Mira's watering channel, fed by the waters of Santa Clara's dam. For miles you will see around you the mountains on the east and the ocean on the west. You will 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. 

Places to visit: Odeceixe Beach, Windmill in Rogil                                                       

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 18 KM
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 6 HOURS 
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 167 M 
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 150 M

Accommodation in Aljezur

 

 Day 8 - Walking from Aljezur to Arrifana 

Throughout this day you will cross scented valleys and small farms. When reaching Arrifana, make sure you visit the Arrifana beach, one of the most famous in the south of our country. 

Places to visit: Aljezur Village, Castle and Arrifana Beach

LEVEL: EASY 
DISTANCE: 12 KM 
APPROXIMATE DURATION: 4 HOURS
ACCUMULATED CLIMB: 224 M 
ACCUMULATED DESCENT: 184 M 

Accommodation in Aljezur

 

 Day 9 - Lisbon

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

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the centre of a multifaceted region that appeals to different tastes and senses. In a city that has been receiving many and different cultures from far and wide distances over time, today you can still feel the village breath on every historical neighbourhood. You can walk through the grid of streets in Baixa Pombalina that opens to the Praça do Comércio and, following the river, get to know some of the most beautiful places in the city: the monumental area of Belém with World Heritage monuments, medieval neighbourhoods, and also areas with more recent or contemporary leisure facilities, such as the Parque das Nações and the Docks. 

Places to visit: Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Padrão do Descobrimentos, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio, Chiado, Parque das Nações

Accommodation in Lisbon    

 

Prices


Nr. of people

2 people

4 or more people

Price per person (*)

800€

720€


Prices per person (2 people in a double)
Single Supplement 250€
Solo Supplement 200€


High Season - July and August - price upon request

Map of the Tour

Included

  • 9 nights Bed and Breakfast (charming lodging)
  • 7 picnic lunches 
  • Transfer from Aljezur to Lisbon (Train)
  • Support staff
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Personal accident Insurance
  • Transfers to the starting point and from the finishing point of each trail
  • Map 1: 55 000 and GPS files GPX/KMZ
  • GPS 

Levels

Easy - No walking experience necessary. No hills or not steep hills, short duration.
Medium - A little longer, with some hills that are not steep or only a few hills but steep.
Difficult - Requires good physical condition. Are usually long, with several hills of all type.

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.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH VERTIGO OR FEAR OF HEIGHTS