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Walking Tour from Nazaré to Fátima (Nazaré Way)

Duration 6 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 on 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 the delicious regional cuisine, namely, its fish and seafood.
Two UNESCO Monasteries ( Batalha and Alcobaça) are one other top reason to make this trip, combining them with the scenery of the routes on the limestone mountains, rolling river scenes, typical villages and friendly Portuguese hospitality, present every day. 
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 surfed, in Praia do Norte (due to the Nazaré Cannon).
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, 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 fulfil 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 on the route to the village of Aljubarrota, where the famous Battle of Aljubarrota took place, in 1385. The Battle of Aljubarrota was 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 the place of São Jorge, 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 you enter the Natural Park of Serra D´Aire and Candeeiros, a realm of Stone from the past, from a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth to the present day, through Central Portugal’s most beautiful areas to walk through. 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  | Batalha (10,2 km)
Leave Porto de Mós behind towards tiny but interesting villages inside the limestone natural park, such as Tojal de Cima and Palmeiros, among others until you 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 16th century to carry out the promise D. João I made to the Virgin for the 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 05
Walking Tour 4 - Batalha | Fátima  (19 km)
Your last day of the hike will be a combination between the limestone landscapes and Portuguese hospitality, on every coffee shop that you find on the way. A quick stoppage in Reguengo de Fetal, a popular village famous for an annual event (between September and October) in honour of Nossa Senhora do Fetal. During the event, at 10 pm, the traditional and centuries-old candle processions take place, with small lanterns made from snails' shells lighting the way.
You will then start climbing towards São Mamede village but, if you still have time, try to visit the Grutas da Moeda, (Coin Caves) and its galleries full of beautiful limestone formations. 
You´ll then reach Fátima, your final destination, a 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.
Overnight in Fátima.
Day 06
Departure
After breakfast, end of services.
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Dates & Prices

From 739,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single supplement: from 135€

*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
Maps and documentation
GPS tracks (using the app "Ride with GPS" on your phone)
Insurance
24 hours support line

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