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Planning a new walking tour? How about Rota Vicentina - SW Portugal?
Take a look at our offer for self-guided holidays.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS by FOOT

Self-guided hiking is an adventure without any stress.

You travel where you want, with whom you want, and when you want without having to worry about the organization or the logistics.

We live and we run our programs in the most beautiful part of Portugal where Rota Vicentina exists.

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By booking with a local company you are contributing to a sustainable way of traveling.

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4 Walks

PROGRAM#1

Best of Fishermen´s Trails at Rota Vicentina

Highlights

 Stunning Coastal landscapes with cliffs, rivers, valleys, and the great Atlantic

 In small towns and villages, the biggest one has close to 5000 people.

 Great local gastronomy from Alentejo & Algarve Regions

 Walks along the sandy paths of Rota Vicentina

 Desert beaches along the everyday walk (except July and August).

Price per person

400€

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6 Walks

PROGRAM#3 Combined trails - Alentejo Part 1

at Rota Vicentina

Highlights

 Castle of Santiago do Cacém and the unspoiled rural countryside of this area;

 Montado (cork oak and pine threes) the most important ecosystem of this region;

 Great local gastronomy from Alentejo Region, black pork and blood sausages are a must without forgetting the fish and seafood ;

 Stunning Coastal landscapes with cliffs, rivers, valleys, and the great Atlantic;

 Fishermen´s trail of Rota Vicentina for 3 walking days (except July and August)

Price per person

540€

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12 Walks

PROGRAM#5 Rota Vicentina from A to Z

- Rota Vicentina

Highlights:

 End-to-end walk of Rota Vicentina;

 Explores two different regions, Alentejo and Algarve;

 Delicious typical food with fresh ingredients;

 The very end of the GR11 -9 (Rota Vicentina) that starts in St. Petersburg (Russia)

 SW Corner of Europe and Saint Vincents Cape

Price per person

1045€

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6 Walks

PROGRAM#2 Discovering Alentejo and Algarve Coast at Rota Vicentina

Highlights:

 Overnight in small picturesque towns along the coast;

 Great food made with fresh local ingredients, especially fish and seafood;

 Stunning Coastal landscapes with cliffs, rivers, valleys, and the great Atlantic;

 Get in touch with the locals and contribute to the local economy;

 Historical and Fishermen´s trail combination;

Price per person

520€

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6 Walks

PROGRAM#4 Combined trails - Algarve - Part 2  - Rota Vicentina

Highlights

 Great typical gastronomy from Algarve Region (fish and seafood are a must)

 Dramatic & Romantic cliffs

 Wild beaches and small towns

 The very end of the GR11 -9 (Rota Vicentina) that starts in St. Petersburg (Russia)

 SW Corner of Europe and Saint Vincents Cape

Price per person

575€

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9 Walks

PROGRAM#6 Southern Portuguese Trails

- Rota Vicentina

Highlights:

 Coastal walk along an unspoiled coastline;

 Desert beaches and astonishing landscapes;

 Delicious local gastronomy;

 Allows you to walk the best part of the fishermen’s trail combining it with the historical way;

 Explores two different regions, Alentejo and Algarve;

Price per person

800€

ROTA VICENTINA STAGES WE RUN

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We also run the last part that connects Sagres to Lagos

Summary of each Hiking holiday we run in Rota Vicentina - SW Portugal
Feel free to ask for clarifications or tailor-made proposals.

 WALKING & CYCLING HOLIDAYS SW PORTUGAL - ALENTEJO & ALGARVE COAST TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

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4 WALKS

#1 Best of Fishermen´s Trail

This is a Magical coastal program using marked trails along the fishermen´s paths of Rota Vicentina in the Alentejo SW Atlantic Coast Region. The landscape is undulating and presents a great diversity, every day will offer a new challenge. Locals are humble and friendly, and gastronomy is outstanding, especially the fish, shellfish, and black pork.

This experience offers tranquility and a lot of distance walking by yourself, allowing you to explore the feeling of discovery in nature. This fishermen´s trail is unique in Europe and a great achievement to get to your best memories. The average distance per day is 20 km/12.5 miles, which makes it a 5-6h gentle walk. If you don´t like sand or dirt tracks, this is not your kind of program.

Price:

400€ (EUR)

Includes 5 nights B&B | 4 self-guided walks | luggage transfer | local support.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 76Km/47Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 896m

TOTAL DESCENT: 908m

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6 WALKS

#4 Combined trails Algarve Part 2

This is a Magical coastal program using marked trails along the fishermen´s paths of Rota Vicentina in the Alentejo SW Atlantic Coast Region. The landscape is undulating and presents a great diversity, every day will offer a new challenge. Locals are humble and friendly, and gastronomy is outstanding, especially the fish, shellfish, and black pork.

This experience offers tranquility and a lot of distance walking by yourself, allowing you to explore the feeling of discovery in nature. This fishermen´s trail is unique in Europe and a great achievement to get to your best memories. The average distance per day is 20 km/12.5 miles, which makes it a 5-6h gentle walk. If you don´t like sand or dirt tracks, this is not your kind of program.

Price:

Includes: 7 nights B&B | 6 self-guided walks |  luggage transfer | local support

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 124Km/77Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1863m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1833m

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6 WALKS

#2 Discovering Alentejo & Algarve Coast

Discovering the Alentejo & Algarve SW coast is an astonishing coastal walking program along Rota Vicentina’s Fishermen’s Trail, in the SW coast of the Alentejo region. Being mostly flat, the challenging factor here will not be elevation but the sandy sections, which will gradually decrease in length as you move South, shade is scarce in some areas, so make sure you are well prepared for the sun exposure. The pristine landscape is a constant along with this 120km/71 mi walking program which, being divided into 6 walks, makes the distance covered per day to be around 20km/12.5 mi. A comfortable distance for a broad range of walking expertise.

Price:

520€ (EUR)

Includes 7 nights B&B | 6 self-guided walks | luggage transfer | local support.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 117Km /73Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1646m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1591m

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12 WALKS

#5 Rota Vicentina from A to Z

This program combines programs #3 and #4, making it an “end-to-end” walk along Rota Vicentina, combining the best of Historical Way and Fishermen’s Trail, consisting of 12 day-walks, averaging 20km/12.5mi per day, totalizing 239km/148mi.

This is probably one of the best ways to explore the finest of Portugal’s pristine SW coast, getting to know a little of its splendor, from the authentic feeling of the rural villages inland to the picturesque fishing towns by the coast, and from Alentejo to western Algarve, two of the most beautiful regions in Portugal, reaching the Southwestern corner of Europe just before “América”.

Get the opportunity to try the delicacies of this area, starting with the black pork, followed by the freshly caught fish and seafood, and finishing with Algarve’s delicious sweet potato, carob, and almond desserts.

Price:

Includes 13 nights B&B | 12 self-guided walks | luggage transfer | local support.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 239Km/148Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 3536m

TOTAL DESCENT: 3714m

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6 WALKS

#3 Combined trails Alentejo Part 1

This program combines the historical and the fishermen´s routes of Rota Vicentina, providing the best hiking experience with a lot of diversity along the way. It starts inland and it reaches the coastline after 3 walking days. If seeking the best of both worlds, this is the solution, once it will take a journey of non-tourist places to beautiful coastal villages and landscapes. This tour´s possible to extend South, heading the very Southern corner of Europe the mythical Cape of Saint Vincents which provides the name of this route.

 

 

Price:

540€ (EUR)

Includes 7 nights B&B | 6 self-guided walks | 1 dinner | luggage transfer | local support.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 115Km/71Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1673m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1881m

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9 WALKS

#6 Southern Portuguese trails

This walking program gives you the opportunity to explore the full length of Rota Vicentina’s Fishermen’s Trail combining it with the Historical Way in the second half of the program.

Having its start in the small town of Porto Côvo, and overnighting mostly in small coastal towns, this program takes you throughout the SW Coast along 6 day-walks, 178km/110mi.
With the ocean always by your side, the astonishing views are constant, along with the scent of the plants covering the dunes which serve as home to several species of birds.
Gastronomy is a very important part of our culture, and here you have the opportunity to discover some of the best delicacies of our country, if you appreciate fresh fish and seafood, season’s fruits and vegetables, and our delicious black pork, this is the right place for you to be.

 

 

Price:

Includes 10 nights B&B | 9 self-guided walks | luggage transfer | local support.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 182Km/113Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 2496m

TOTAL DESCENT: 2458m

VICENTINA ROUTE HOLIDAYS by FOOT

Planning a Cycling Holiday in Portugal? How about South West Coast of Portugal? Take a look at our offer.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS by BICYCLE

Self-guided leisure programs using Touring bicycles and Mountain bikes (hardtail) is a funny way to cover bigger distances in this region having fun with almost no split level.

Our region has what we call an undulating landscape, pure flat with no mountains.

Touring and Mountain bikes have an e-bike option on request.

Trekking bicycle programs are accessible to all, however, the Mountain biking program is considered moderate to difficult.

We take care of the organization and logistics.

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By booking with a local company you are contributing to a sustainable way of traveling.

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6 or 7 Stages

CROSSING THE SW OF PORTUGAL

- TOURING BIKES

Highlights

  •  End-to-end bike tour;

  •  Explores two different regions, Alentejo and Algarve;

  •  80% of low-traffic tarmac roads;

  •  Delicious typical food with fresh ingredients;

  •  Low elevation route program;

  •  E-bikes are available on request;

The Holiday allows the cyclist to discover the best of both worlds available in this part of Alentejo, once the stages/routes will mix a great variety of landscapes. Starting pedaling inland will provide many opportunities to explore the countryside places and towns, using undulating secondary asphalt roads. By the Coast, the cyclist will be surprised by the Atlantic views and stunning beaches along the coastline. Cycling inland or by the coast, gastronomy, and wines will be always a highlight (seafood, fresh fish, and black pork).

The region is also extremely popular during Summertime, because of the beaches and Surf, but there is much more to explore behind this idyllic scenery cycling in this area will allow the cyclist to build an all-new experience out of that period/season, having the same feeling of locals that live there all year!

Price per person

930€

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4 Stages

STEPS OF SAINT VINCENTS

- TOURING BIKES

Highlights

  •  End-to-end bike tour;

  •  Explores two different regions, Alentejo and Algarve;

  •  80% of low-traffic tarmac roads;

  •  Delicious typical food with fresh ingredients;

  •  Low elevation route program;

  •  Mythical Saint Vincent’s Cape

  •    E-bikes are available on request;

The Holiday allows the cyclist to pedal along the coastal area of Alentejo and Algarve regions, using essentially on-traffic roads and dirt tracks to reach Saint Vincent’s cape. Discovering a world of beaches with small villages and towns with tiny fishing harbors with a lot of choices for a good Mediterranean diet based on fresh fish and seafood. Wines are also a must-have during the experience once many are produced locally or in the same region. The insight will be full of natural fragrances, feelings, and new friendships, creating recollections about a part of Portugal that is adored by all but that seems overlooked all year.

Price per person

730€

SELF-GUIDED HOLIDAYS

ROTA VICENTINA

 WHEN TO GO/BOOK?

OPEN SEASONS

FOR 2023

The client is free to choose a starting date

1.º Season - From 01 February to 09 June

  • FEBRUARY- AVAILABLE

  • MARCH - AVAILABLE

  • APRIL - AVAILABLE

  • MAY - AVAILABLE

  • JUNE - AVAILABLE

 - Other dates on request;

2.º Season - from 18 SEPT. to 30 NOVEMBER

 

  • SEPTEMBER - AVAILABLE

  • OCTOBER - AVAILABLE

  • NOVEMBER - AVAILABLE

 - Other dates on request;

 

ATTENTION:

  • JULY - NOT FOR SALE

  • AUGUST - NOT FOL SALE

- just too hot to cycle and hike in this area.

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