Self-guided geocaching on foot over six days along the south west Alentejo coast on or around the Fishermen's Trail of the Rota Vicentina between Porto Covo and Odeceixe.
The package includes 5 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in family owned and managed guest houses, together with pic-nic lunches and optional airport transfers by taxi.
Available from all year, except July, August and Christmas/New Year period. For further information contact us direct.
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The best periods to undertake this tour are in the autumn from September to November and in the spring from March until the end of June.
This package includes: 5 nights bed and breakfast, 4 simple packed lunches + 1.5 l of water each day, baggage transfers during tour, emergency support phone line, 4x4 emergency support vehicle, walk information pack, obligatory personal accident insurance.
We also provide detailed information about public transport to the region from Faro and Lisbon or a taxi transfer from either Faro or Lisbon airports can be arranged.
Excluding: flights, airport transfers (unless requested), travel insurance, dinners, other drinks, personal expenses and gratuities. Omissions or exclusions from this list does not infer that such items are included.
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Day one: Arrival at Lisbon airport or Faro airport in the Algarve. Overnighting in the coastal Alentejo village of Porto Covo at a family owned inn in the centre of the village. If you arrive early enough you will have the chance to find some of the caches that are located close to the village centre.
Day two: Welcome meeting after breakfast at your guest house before the first full day of searching from Porto Covo das Bandeiras to Vila Nova de Milfontes. This involves a 20 km (6-7 hours) hike with more than 15 caches to be found along the way. You will spend the night at a small hotel near to the old historic centre of the village, close to the castle with views over the river estuary. There are a few caches close to the hotel which you may want to find during the evening, in fact the instruction for one does suggest you go there after dark!
Day three: A 15 km (4½-5 hours) easy walk continuing along the coast from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve. where another ten caches can be discovered. You will spend the night at a delightful guest house situated just behind the sand dunes.
Day four: Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar. A 21km (6-7 hours) walk heading south from Almograve, passing through the village of Cavaleiro and the historic Cabo Sardão lighthouse. Another fifteen caches await you. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the village centre.
Day five: Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe. An 18 km (5½-6 hours) walk along a coastal path, visiting the fishing village of Azenha do Mar. There are at least ten caches for you to seek out. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the river.
Day six: Return transfer from Odeceixe to Lisbon or Faro airport.
There is also an option to spend an extra night at Odeceixe to be able to take a 13km circular walk from the village via the award winning beach. A handful of caches are close to the trail.
A rest day in the middle of the programme is a frequent request, this can always be arranged. Stay a second night at Almograve, where you can spend a day on the beach or around the pool.
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