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Walking Tour in Rota Vicentina

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
distance 85 km
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour017

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

The Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in South-West Portugal, totalling 400 km of walking tracks, along the most beautiful and best-preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Come and join A2Z in discovering the fishermen’s trail of Rota Vicentina.

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Lisbon
This day will take you to some Highlights of the picturesque city of Lisboa.
In the early morning, you will have time visit to downtown Lisbon. Visit some of its most important monuments, such as the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower, and enjoy the famous “pastéis de belém”. 
You will take the train from Lisbon to the station of Funcheira, where a transfer will pick you up from the station of Funcheira and take you to Porto Covo.
Overnight in Porto Covo.
Day 02
Walking Route 1: Porto Covo | Vila Nova de Milfontes  (20km / 12 mi)
Your journey starts in a beach section, where you will walk along the vast dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes.
Day 03
Walking Route 2: Vila Nova de Milfontes | Almograve (15 km / 9 mi)
This is a day to purify your soul thanks to the overwhelming views over Vila Nova de Milfontes and the Mira River, which meets the ocean here. It is a short and accessible hiking day so that you may enjoy the area to its fullest extent. Crossing the bridge over the river in Vila Nova de Milfontes provides stunning views of the river’s mouth.
There are stretches along this part of the coast where native vegetation displays all its diversity and other areas where it has been destroyed and wiped out by a very aggressive exotic plant – the Acacia.
Overnight in Almograve.
Day 04
Walking Route 3: Almograve | Zambujeira do Mar (22km / 13 mi)
The high cliffs you will see during this part of the journey, despite being exposed to constant salty ocean winds, are the nesting site for over twenty species of birds! These include Jackdaw, Shag, Common Kestrel, “pure” Rock Dove, White Stork, Peregrine Falcon and Black Redstart.
If you look carefully along this coastal stretch it is easy to see evidence of past climate change written in the rocks.
Overnight in Zambujeira do Mar.
Day 05
Free day at Zambujeira do Mar
Time to rest and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Zambujeira do Mar
Day 06
Walking Route 4: Zambujeira do Mar | Odeceixe (18km / 11 mi)
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.
Overnight in Odeceixe.
Day 07
Walking Route 5: Option 1 - Odeceixe  Beach Circuit (10 km / 6 mi) or Option 2 - Free Day To Go To The Beach Of Odeceixe

Option 1

Today you will be walking along 4 km on the Historical Path, then you will enter the Odeceixe Beach Circuit.
The day will end in at the beautiful beach of Odeceixe.
Optional: A transfer will take you back to the lodging in Odeceixe (about 4,5km) or you can keep walking for 4 more km to the village of Odeceixe.
Overnight in Odeceixe.

Option 2
Spend a nice day at the beautiful beach in Odeceixe.
Optional: a transfer can take you to the beach and take you back if you book it in advance.
Day 08
Departure
Optional transfer to the station of Santa Clara-Sabóia, so you can get a train to Lisbon or the Algarve.
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Dates & Prices

From 690,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

This tour is also possible Guided. Ask us for more information.

More Information

Included

7 accommodations with breakfast (based on 3* lodgings or similar)
Luggage transfers 1 bag per person - up to 20kg/bag
Guide Book and Map of Rota Vicentina
Insurance
A2Z offer

Extra-Services:
GPS devise with accurate routes: 50€

For an upgrade of lodgings, please feel free to contact us!

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