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Walking Tour from Nazaré to Fátima (Nazaré Way)

Duration 4 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort

There are many ways to explore Portugal’s history, landscapes and culture. With a sunny Mediterranean climate and welcoming people ready to make you feel right at home, this is a trip for you.

Starting in the Coast, with the beautiful Atlantic by your side, you´ll  be able to explore one of the most typical fishing villages of Portugal, Nazaré and taste delicious regional cuisine, namely the fish and seafood in general.
2 UNESCO Monasteries ( Batalha and Alcobaça) are definitely one other top reason to make this trip, combining with the scenery of the routes on the limestone mountains, rolling river scenes, typical villages and with friendly Portuguese hospitality everyday present. 
An opportunity like no other to discover a slice of Portugal and heaven, surrounded by nature, while on a soul-searching journey, that will lead you to a vision in white, the Sanctuary of Fatima.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Nazaré​
(Optional) Transfer from Lisboa/Porto to Nazaré.
Time to explore Nazaré, a traditional and well-known fishing village. It is also the place where you can find the biggest waves ever (Nazaré Cannon) in Praia do Norte.
Virtual Briefing.
Overnight in Nazaré.
Day 02
Walking Tour 1: Nazaré | Alcobaça (16,2 km)​
Leaving Nazaré, your journey will be through beautiful fields, forests and sometimes walking along the river Alcoa, until you reach the village of Alcobaça.
Alcobaça is known for its Monastery or Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobaça (St. Mary of Alcobaça). The monastery was founded in 1178 by the Cistercian monks to fulfill a vow made by the 1st Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, before the conquest of Santarém to the Moors. Alcobaça's Monastery, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1989, is a reproduction of the French Abbey of Clairvaux.
Overnight in Alcobaça.
Day 03
Walking Tour 2 - Alcobaça | Porto de Mós (19,5 km)
A memorable day rises as soon as you leave Alcobaça and start to follow the route on the way to the village of Aljubarrota, in honour of the famous  Battle of Aljubarrota, in 1385. The Battle of Aljubarrota was a battle fought between the Kingdom of Portugal and the Crown of Castile. Forces commanded by King John I of Portugal with the support of English allies, opposed the army of King John I of Castile with its Aragonese, Italian and French allies at São Jorge place, between the towns of Leiria and Alcobaça, in central Portugal. In that battle, 6.500 Portuguese defeated an army of 35.000 Castilians. 
You´ll continue walking until entering the Natural Park of Serra D´Aire and Candeeiros, a realm of Stone from the past, of a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, to the present day through Central Portugal’s most beautiful areas to walk. Experience inns that combine modernity with fine taste, listen to the wind in the millennial olive trees or visit one of the caves in this amazing natural park.
Overnight in Porto de Mós.
Day 04
Walking Tour 3 - Porto de Mós | Fátima (19,5 km)
On this day, a few miles walking inside this Natural Park will boost your journey and bring enthusiasm and joy. Opportunity to meet and explore some typical villages, such as Castanhal, Covão de Oles until it seems you´ll touch the sky, because you're walking next to the wind farms on the top of the mountain. You will cross the beautiful Aires and Candeerios Mountain range and it’s Natural Park, a natural Portuguese jewel, with unique habitats.
Leaving the top, you´ll still be able to visit the village of São Mamede,and if you still have time try to visit the Grutas da Moeda, (Coin Caves), with galleries full of beautiful limestone formations.
The journey ends in Fátima, your final destination, the famous worldwide Catholic pilgrimage site, home of Sister Lucia and her cousins, the three little Shepherds, to whom in 1917 the Virgin Mary appeared, in an event often referred to as the Miracle of the Sun. Home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, it is a place of worship and faith, peaceful and deep. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima and the Chapel of Apparitions, and may your soul find some peace at the end of this journey.
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Dates & Prices

From 490,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

490,00€ - Low Season (15th January to 31st March; 01st November to 30th December)*
505,00€ - Mid-Season (01st April 15th June; 16th September to 30 October)
525,00€ - High Season (01st June to 30th September)

Single supplement:

90,00€ - Low Season
95,00€ - Mid-Season
115,00€ - High Season

*not available from 05th May until 15th May

 

More Information

Included

3 accommodations with breakfast (based on 3* lodgings or similar)
Briefing
3 walking Tours
Luggage transfers 1 bag per person - up to 20kg/bag
Maps and documentation
GPS tracks (using the app "Ride with GPS" on your phone)
Insurance
24 hours support line

Extended Option


6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS​


DAY 4
Walking Tour 3 - Porto de Mós  | Batalha (10,2 km)
Leave Porto de Mós behind towards tiny but interesting villages inside the limestone natural park, such as Tojal de Cima, Palmeiros among other until reach Batalha, which is famous by the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, widely known as Batalha Monastery, a majestic building, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Combining Manueline and Gothic styles, it was built from the 14th to the 16 th century to carry out the promise D. João I made to the Virgin in case he had a victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota, in 1385. Because it was a shorter walking route today, we have time to visit the Monastery and the opportunity to explore the village.
Overnight in Batalha.

DAY 5
Walking Tour 4 - Batalha | Fátima  (19 km)
Your last day of hike will be a combination between the limestone landscapes and a portugueses hospitality on every coffee that you´ll find on the way. A quick stoppage in Reguengo de Fetal, a popular village famous by an annual event (between September and October) in honor of Nossa Senhora do Fetal. During those days, at 10 pm, the traditional and centuries-old candle processions and the lighting made with snails' shells will take place.
Then you´ll start to go up towards São Mamede village, but if you still have time try to visit the Grutas da Moeda, (Coin Caves), with galleries full of beautiful limestone formations. 
You´ll reach Fátima, your final destination, with the famous worldwide Catholic pilgrimage site, home of Sister Lucia and her cousins, the three little Shepherds.  To whom in 1917 the Virgin Mary appeared, in an event often referred to as the Miracle of the Sun. Home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, it is a place of worship and faith, peaceful and deep. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima and the Chapel of Apparitions, and may your soul find some peace at the end of this journey.
End of services.

 


DATES & PRICES

From 590,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

590,00€ - Low Season (15th January to 31st March; 01st November to 30th December)*
615,00€ - Mid-Season (01st April 15th June; 16th September to 30 October)
635,00€ - High Season (01st June to 30th September)

Single supplement:

115,00€ - Low Season
125,00€ - Mid-Season
140,00€ - High Season

*not available from 05th May until 15th May

 


INCLUDED

4 accommodations with breakfast (based on 3* lodgings or similar)
Briefing
4 walking Tours
Luggage transfers 1 bag per person - up to 20kg/bag
Maps and documentation
GPS tracks (using the app "Ride with GPS" on your phone)
Insurance
24 hours support line

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