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#2 DISCOVERING THE ALENTEJO & ALGARVE SW COAST

 

Price per person: 460€ (based in 2 people sharing a room)

Single Supplement: 180€

Solo Travellers: 640€

 

Includes:

  • Briefing at the first hotel on arrival and arrival package delivery;

  • 7 nights using bed & breakfast (always with private bathroom);

  • One Map 1: 55 000 and One Guidebook in English, German or French, per room;

  • Recommended restaurants list;

  • Transfer on day 2 to Porto Covo;

  • Luggage transfers;

  • Local support (phone line);

  • 4x4 emergency support vehicle

  • GPS devise and files GPX/KMZ on request.

 

Price excludes

  • Travel to the start and from the finish of your walk;

  • Transfers not mentioned on the voucher;

  • Travel insurance;

  • Meals other than breakfast;

 

Observations:

Possible to add extra nights or to develop a tailor made proposal.

 

 

DAY 1: Arrival in VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES

Briefing at the first Hotel.

Arriving in Vila Nova de Milfontes, located on the Mira river estuary, is worth exploring, this is a beautiful town with great panoramic views over the river and the Atlantic Ocean, and a lot of places to enjoy the unspoiled NATURE surroundings. All the trails are fully marked, being part of Rota Vicentina’s Historical Way and Fishermen’s Trail.

Hotel: overnight Milfontes

 

DAY 2:

STAGE: PORTO CÔVO – VILA NOVA MILFONTES

DISTANCE: 20Km/12,5Miles;

DURATION: 6h;

CLIMB 167 M;

DESCENT: 149 M

 

We will take you to the start (Porto Côvo) of this wonderful walk along the coastline. Starting in a small picturesque village called Porto Côvo, passing by a small Island called Ilha do Pessegueiro, with the option to go by the beach taking the hard sand or going a little bit more inland, by the dunes path. You will find some stunning beaches, most of them desert, and after that, almost at the end, you'll pass by a fishing harbor in the north area of Vila Nova de Milfontes.

 

Overnight: Vila Nova de Milfontes

Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 3:

STAGE: VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES - ALMOGRAVE

DISTANCE: 15Km/9,3Miles or 12Km/7,4Miles using the Ferry Boat option;

DURATION: 5h;

CLIMB 263 M;

DESCENT: 283 M;

 

 

In the morning with your body full of energy, you have 2 solutions to start the journey, 1: Catching a small ferry-boat to do the river crossing, or, 2: Crossing through the bridge, taking the path from the beginning. Both options will lead you to an easy day walking crossing fields and small cliffs, with access to several beaches, heading to Almograve, further South.

Nice place to have lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After lunch, it´s time to go and explore the Almograve beach, or to finish the route calling us for pick up.

 

 

Overnight: Vila Nova de Milfontes (Almograve B&B´s don´t have a  good standard so we prefer to assume connection transfers)

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4:

STAGE: ALMOGRAVE – ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR

DISTANCE: 21km/13Miles;

DURATION: 6h; 

CLIMB 203 M;

DESCENT: 193 M

 

After a morning transfer to Almograve your walk will be heading south from the small village of Almograve, along the beach, you can do a short detour to the tiny fishing harbor called Entrada da Barca. Walking near the cliffs with panoramic views by the dunes, along this route cliff-nesting storks can be seen. Through Cavaleiro and passing by the beautiful lighthouse of Cabo Sardão, your day will be finished when you reach Zambujeira.

Hotel: overnight Zambujeira do Mar.

 

Overnight: Zambujeira do Mar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5:

STAGE: ZAMBUJEIRA – ODECEIXE

DISTANCE: 18km/11,2Miles;

DURATION 6h;

CLIMB 263 M;

DESCENT: 283 M;

 

A coastal path near the beaches leads us onto Carvalhal bay, passing by the former residence of the famous "fado" singer Amália Rodrigues, and passing through Azenha do Mar, where you can try an amazing seafood meal (the arbor is just 300 meters distance from the restaurant). After this, you will have the energy needed to get to Odeceixe´s river, reaching the first village in the Algarve.

 

Overnight: Odeceixe

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 6:

STAGE: ODECEIXE - ALJEZUR

DISTANCE: 23km/14Miles;

DURATION: 6h;

CLIMB 405 M;

DESCENT:  395 M;

 

From Odeceixe we keep walking south near the coast, passing through the small agricultural village of Rogil, where you'll be able to try their famous sweet potato. After that, you will keep going south until you reach the Moorish village of Aljezur.

Hotel: overnight Aljezur

 

Overnight: Aljezur

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 7:

STAGE: ALJEZUR - ARRIFANA BEACH

OPTION A- 18km/11,2Miles Combined Version or;

OPTION B - 12Km/74Miles (Just Historical Trail); 

DISTANCE: 18km/11Miles;

DURATION: 5h;

OPTION A - CLIMB:  345M; DESCENT:  288M;

OPTION B - CLIMB:  224M; DESCENT:  184M;

 

Today you can take a part of the day to explore the old part of Aljezur, going until the top of the Castle, passing by the old narrow streets, or you can follow our suggestion, to go and explore the way into Arrifana beach. At the end we will provide you a taxi, to return from the beach to your Hotel in Aljezur.

Hotel: overnight Aljezur

 

Overnight: Aljezur

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Departure.Possible to add extra nights or to develop a tailor-made proposal.

 

ARRIVALS FROM LISBON AIRPORT

 

ARRIVALS

Lisboa to Vila Nova de Milfontes:

 

  • International Lisbon Airport link: http://www.lisbon-airport.com/

  • TRAIN/Comboio - you can get the train at Oriente Train Station to Funcheira train station, you will need a private transfer from there to the begining (50km distance around 60€ extra cost). More information at http://www.cp.pt.

  • BUS Service - Rede Expressos - http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ (it goes directly to Vila Nova de Milfontes).

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Lisboa to Vila Nova de Milfontes (on request);

 

DEPARTURES FROM ALJEZUR

 

DEPARTURES

Aljezur to Lisboa:

  • You can get a private transfer to Funcheira train station (about 1Hour drive, around 75€ extra cost) – Direct Train to Lisbon;

  • BUS Service – Rede Expressos- http://www.rede-expressos.pt/ - You can take the Bus directly to Lisbon

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Aljezur to Lisboa (on request);

 

 

 

ARRIVALS FROM FARO AIRPORT

 

 

ARRIVALS

Faro to Vila Nova de Milfontes:

  • International Faro Airport link: http://www.faro-airport.org/

  • TRAIN/Comboio - you can get the train at Faro Station to Funcheira train station, you will need a private transfer from there to the begining (50km distance around 60€ extra cost).

  • More information at http://www.cp.pt

  • BUS Service - EVABUS and REDE EXPRESSOS - You will have to take the bus to Lagos and then from there to Vila Nova de Milfontes. More info at http://www.eva-bus.com/ and http://www.rede-expressos.pt/.

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Faro to Vila Nova de Milfontes (on request);

 

DEPARTURES FROM ALJEZUR

 

DEPARTURES

Aljezur to Faro:

  • You can get a private transfer to Funcheira train station (about 1Hour drive, around 75€ extra cost) – Direct Train to Faro;

  • BUS Service - EVABUS and REDE EXPRESSOS – You can take take the bus to Lagos and then from there to Faro. More info at http://www.eva-bus.com/ and http://www.rede-expressos.pt/;

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Aljezur to Faro (on request);

 

BEST OPTIONS TO TRAVEL TO/FROM THERE?

SELF-GUIDED HOLIDAYS ROTA VICENTINA - OPEN SEASONS

- 1.º Season - From 18 May to  15 July - NOW OPEN

- 2.º Season from 16 September to 13 December - OPEN

ATTENTION: July and August we don´t sell it once it´s just too hot to Hike this area. Other dates on request.

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DURATION: 8 Days, 7 nights and 6 walks

LEVEL: easy-to-moderate

MIN. GROUP SIZE: 1

TOTAL DISTANCE: 117Km /73Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1646m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1591m

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  1. We need to receive an email from you using our online form or through our email info@vicentinatravel.com. PLEASE: let us know, which program are you seeking and your room preference (single/twin/matrimonial);

  2. After your request we need a couple of days to confirm all accommodations availability - pre-reservation;

  3. You will receive an email from us with the final hotel list and booking/payment conditions (booking ref., deposit, balance, etc) and also the e-voucher. This email is a pre-reservation that will become valid after a 30% deposit;

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Hotels: The hotels described are our usual choice of accommodation, however if these are not available then alternatives are used and if these are of a different standard you will be informed at the time of booking.

Baths/showers: Many rooms with ensuite/private facilities have a shower rather than a bath, usually because of limited space.

Breakfast: In countries such as Portugal is usually coffee and toast/bread/croissant, in some places it has more diversity available.

Special Dietary Requirements: It is important for you to tell us if you have any dietary requirements when you book your holiday so that we can inform everyone that you are staying with.

Single Supplements: are payable in every tour.

The single supplement guarantees the privacy of your own room, however, rooms can at times be small and in some places may not enjoy the same facilities as double/twin

rooms.

Language: When travelling in less frequented areas you will not necessarily come across people speaking English.

Remember you are experiencing a different culture, buy a phrase book and try to learn a little of the local language!

Luggage: When staying in hotels, sometimes your luggage will have been taken to your room awaiting your arrival.

However don’t be surprised if your luggage is waiting for you to take it up to your room. Please politely ask someone if you need assistance.

Guidebook/Map : Please note that one set of route notes per room booked is included in the cost of the holiday. If you require more sets of guidebook and maps then there is a charge of 25€ per set ordered.

Insurance: All clients must have appropriate cover for the activities included for the duration of our trip.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation is mainly on a bed and breakfast basis using local and small hotels. The places we stay at during the tour are all privately owned, and have plenty of Portuguese character.

A recommended list of local restaurants (based on our personal experience) will be supplied on arrival listing delicious traditional dishes of fresh Portuguese cuisine.

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