The majority of the walks on our programmes are along the Rota Vicentina, which is a long distance path along the south west coast of Portugal, between Santiago do Cacém, with its ties to the cult of St. James the Apostle and the pilgrimages to Santiago do Compostela, and the Cape St. Vincent, Portugal's Land's End.
The route is fully marked, totalling more than 340 km, divided into stages of up to 25 km, which are each designed to be completed in one day.
Within the municipality of Odemira, there are also various circular routes, which were initiated by Odemira Council. Each of these routes is fully marked and are between 8 and 14 km long and are now part of the Rota Vicentina network of trails.
The vast municipality of Odemira, as featured in this video Pure Alentejo, is where the majority of our walks are located.
The Rota Vicentina is an initiative of private entities and the region's public entities, financed by various agencies including the European Union.
In the Alentejo, for much of its distance the Rota Vicentina takes two different routes. The Historical Way passes through main towns and villages mostly along rural trails. The Fishermen's Trail runs along the coastline following trails used by local people to reach secluded beaches and popular sea angling spots.
We have personally walked each stage on our tour programmes during the past 18 months so that our stage information sheets are produced from first hand up to date knowledge of the routes.
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