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Walking Tour from Nazaré to Fátima - Nazaré Way

Duration 6 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort

Come explore Central Portugal’ sunny climate, history, landscape, culture and people with this walking trip which connects a pilgrimage location going back to 14th century (now almost forgotten) - Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré - to the most relevant cult location in today’s Portugal - Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Fátima.

Start your journey by the Atlantic ocean at a typical quaint fishing village - Nazaré, currently well known for its giant wave. Here, take the lift to “Sítio” to fully appreciate the village, which wraps around its bay, and taste the fresh fish and seafood, straight from the village's fishing port.
Onwards, the two Monasteries classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage sites at Batalha and Alcobaça are waiting for you, nestled in small towns amidst the limestone mountains.
This tour is an opportunity like no other to discover a slice of Central Portugal full of details that cater to a wide variety of interests. Religion, culture, gastronomy, geology, biology, photography, sightseeing and more - all available on this 6 day tour.
 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Nazaré​
Welcome to the fishing village of Nazaré, a picturesque place with small houses and narrow streets around a beautiful bay, crowned by "Sítio". Here you will find the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, from the 14th century, with an unforgettable view over the village and towards the north and where you should visit the fort of Nazaré and the Praia do Norte (north beach). Underwater, just in front of the fort, the Cannon of Nazaré originates the biggest surfable waves of the world and contributes to the enrichment of the biodiversity of these waters, essential for the fishing industry of Nazaré.
Overnight in Nazaré.
Day 02
Walking Tour 1: Nazaré | Alcobaça (16km | +316m)​
Leave Nazaré behind as you head to Alcobaça, best know for the Real Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça (Royal Monastery of Saint Mary), founded in 1178 by Cistercian monks and classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1989. The monastery has been well preserved, including its huge kitchen that includes a direct water source created by diverging the flow of the Alcoa river. Alcobaça is also very well known for its egg-based pastries - Doçaria Conventual.
Overnight in Alcobaça.
Day 03
Walking Tour 2 - Alcobaça | Porto de Mós (20,7km | +390m)
From Alcobaça, follow the route to the village of Aljubarrota, where a famous battle took place in 1385 between the Kingdom of Portugal and the Crown of Castile, with around 6.500 Portuguese and allied soldiers defeating about 35.000 Castilians and their allies. 
Continue your journey in the Serra D'Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park, with its traces of dinosaur footprints preserved in the limestone and where the water continues a millennial process of creating magnificent caves.
Arriving in the town of Porto de Mós, appreciate the contrast between medieval structures and modern daily life.
Overnight in Porto de Mós.
Day 04
Walking Tour 3 - Porto de Mós  | Batalha (10km | +103m)
Before leaving Porto de Mós consider visiting its elegant castle, whose origins date back to a Roman outpost.
From here, our route takes you north through apple and pear orchards on the banks of River Lena, rural paths and small villages, all the way to the town of Batalha.  Here, a visit to the magnificent church and unfishished chappels of Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória is mandatory. The intricate stonework and unique architecture that combines Gothic, Manuelino (a portuguese-exclusive) and Renaissance styles, justifies its place in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Overnight in Batalha.
Day 05
Walking Tour 4 - Batalha | Fátima  (19,5km | +471m)
On this final stretch, we leave Batalha and head towards our goal - Fátima.  
Through rural paths and small villages, overcoming the climb by the small town of Reguengo do Fetal, you’ll reach the white sanctuary in all its splendour. In the Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, visit the three churches that mark the growth of this religious place.
Enter the complex from one side of the new Basilica da Santíssima Trindade, and look towards the Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Rosário at the top of the hill and, roughly in the middle of the complex, the modest Capela das Aparições - built on the spot where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to the three young shepherds.
Be it the first time you visit the sanctuary or a recurrent pilgrimage, the spirit of this place and the strength of the belief of its pilgrims never cease to amaze.
Overnight in Fátima.
Day 06
Departure
(Optional) private transfer from Fátima to Lisboa/Porto.
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Dates & Prices

From 649,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single supplement: from 215€

*This tour is not available from 05th May to15th May

 

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Included

5 nights on selected accommodations with breakfast (based on 3* lodgings or similar)
Briefing with A2Z guide
Luggage transfers 1 bag per person - up to 20kg/bag
App on your phone with maps, GPS tracks, and descriptions of stages;
Personal Accident Insurance
24-hour support line

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