Self guided walking over seven days along the Rota Vicentina from Santiago do Cacém to Odeceixe via Porto Covo.
The package includes 8 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in family owned and managed guest houses, together with pic-nic lunches and one evening meal. Optional airport transfers by taxi can also be arranged.
Available mid February until early July and from mid September until late November. To book this tour contact: Ramblin'trails.
The best periods to undertake this tour are in the autumn from late September to early November and in the spring from early April until the end of June.
This package includes: 8 nights bed and breakfast, 7 simple packed lunches + 1.5 l of water each day, 1 evening meal (excluding alcohol) on day two 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.
It excludes: flights, airport transfers (unless requested), travel insurance, dinners (except on day two), other drinks, personal expenses and gratuities. Omissions or exclusions from this list does not infer that such items are included.
Day one: Arrival at Lisbon airport or Faro airport in the Algarve. Overnighting in the Alentejo town of Santiago do Cacém at a guesthouse close to the historical centre and the northern starting point of the Rota Vicentina.
Day two: Welcome meeting after breakfast at your guest house before the first walk from Santiago do Cacém to Vale Seco. A 21 km (6 -7 hours) walk along a stage of the Historical Way through the hills between Santiago do Cacém and Vale Seco. Your accommodation for the night is in the converted mill buildings of the 19th century twin windmills, Moinhos do Paneiro, directly on the trail.
Day three: Vale Seco to Cercal do Alentejo. A 20 km (5 - 5½ hours) walk passing Campilhas Dam & Reservoir on what is considered to be the most arrid stage of the Historical Way. The night will be spent at an art nouveau style guesthouse in the centre of the village.
Day four: Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo das Bandeiras. An 18 km (4½- 5 hour) walk along a stage connecting the Historical Way to the Fishermen's Trail. The night will be spent at a small inn in the main street off the village square.
Day five: Porto Covo das Bandeiras to Vila Nova de Milfontes. A 20 km (6-7 hours) hike starting from the northernmost point of the Fishermen's Trail. You will spend the night at a small hotel close to the castle with views over the river estuary.
Day six: Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve. A 15 km (4½-5 hours) easy walk continuing on the Fishermen's Trail along the coast. You will spend the night at a delightful guest house situated just behind the sand dunes.
Day seven: Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar. A 21km (6-7 hours) walk heading south from Almograve. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the village centre.
Day eight: Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe. An 18 km (5½-6 hours) walk along a coastal path to the Algarve village of Odeceixe. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the village centre.
Day nine: Return transfer from Odeceixe to Lisbon or Faro airport.
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