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Premium Walking Tour in Rota Vicentina | Guided

Duration 9 Days
Type Guided
distance 125 km
Lodging Premium
Ref. Tour: tour018

Rota Vicentina and it ́s Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park wraps around the Algarve’s coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and into the Alentejo, covering a stretch of over 120km of lush greenery. The coast, characterized by rugged rocks, sea stacks, sand stratified cliff faces caused by centuries of erosion, is perfect for long walks.

The Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in SW Portugal, totaling 400 km to walk, along with the most beautiful and best-preserved coastline of Southern Europe.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrive in Lisbon
Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 02
Visit Lisbon
This day will take you to some Highlights of the picturesque city of Lisboa. In the morning you will have to visit the downtown. You will have the chance to visit this beautiful city and enjoy the magnificent views towards the Tejo River. Visit some of the most important monuments, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, as well as the Belem's Tower and the famous “pastéis de belém”.
Transfer to São Luís (Take 2h15m).
Overnight in Lisbon.
Day 03
Walking Tour 1: São Luís | Cercal do Alentejo (21km / 13 mi)
This is Rota Vicentina’s most mountainous section as well as a physically demanding one, with long ascent segments on a harsh and irregular terrain. But you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the plains and the Atlantic ocean, right from the top of the hills.
Overnight in Cercal.
Day 04
Walking Tour 2: Cercal do Alentejo ­| Porto Covo (21km / 13 mi)
This is the section connecting the Historical Way to the Fishermen’s Trail on Rota Vicentina northern region, allowing the hiker to feel this area’s strong connection to the ocean, as you approach the coastline and Porto Covo.
Transfer to Cercal.
Overnight in Cercal.
Day 05
Walking Tour 3: Porto Covo |­ Vila Nova de Mil Fontes­ (22km / 13 mi)
Transfer from Cercal to Porto Covo (20 min).
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.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes.
Day 06
Walking Tour 4: Vila Nova de Milfontes |­ Zambujeira do Mar (24 km / 14 mi)
Transfer to the start of the trail (10 min).
You start in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes towards to Zambujeira, where you will pass by small fishing harbors, 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.
Overnight in Zambujeira do Mar.
Day 07
Walking Tour 5: Zambujeira do Mar ­| Brejão (15km / 9 mi)
You will be passing the beaches of Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados, and Amália. Along with this stretch of coast, it is interesting to take a close look at the cliffs.
Overnight in Brejão.
Day 08
Walking Tour 6: Brejão |­ Odeceixe beach loop ­ (22km / 13 mi)
Today you will pass by the natural fishing harbor of Azenha do Mar and will enjoy one of the most outstanding views in the entire territory: Odeceixe beach is seen from the majestic Ponta em Branco.
Overnight in Odeceixe.
Day 09
Transfer to Lisbon airport.
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Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Naturarte Campo

Herdade da Matinha

Naturarte Rio

Herdade do Touril

Cerca do Sul

Dates & Prices

From 1790,00€/person  |  Min. 5 participants

More Information


7 accommodations with breakfast
6 picnics
6 dinners
1 A2Z driver guide
Van support
Snacks and fresh fruit during walking days
Airport transfers
Luggage transfers
Local transfers
Maps and documentation
GPS devise and GPS tracks
A2Z offer and water bottle

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