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#3 HISTORICAL & FISHERMEN´S TRAIL - #ALENTEJO REGION

Tour possible to COMBINE with the program #4 along the Algarve Region, crossing the best parts of Rota Vicentina using a great

mix of trails between the Historical and the Fishermens trails.

 

Price per person: 480€ (based in 2 people sharing a room)

Single Room Supplement: 170€

Solo Travellers: 650€

 

Includes:

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

  • 7 nights using bed & breakfast;

  • 1 dinner at Moinhos do Paneiro (Drinks not included)

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

  • Recommended restaurants list;

  • Luggage transfers;

  • Local support (phone line);

  • 4x4 emergency support vehicle

  • GPS device 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, except dinner on second day;

 

Observations:

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

 

 

Day 1: Arrival at Santiago do Cacém

Briefing at the Hotel

Arriving to Santiago do Cacém, situated in the inland of Alentejo’s coast, is well worth exploring, it is an interesting town, passage point of walkers since the medieval age, it is nowadays council’s head-office; great panoramic views over the city and towards the hill with the castle and city’s church on top . Now we also have 90% of our routes marked on the field in Costa Vicentina Route, this way you can get more of all this hiking and exploring experience.

 

Overnight: Santiago do Cacém

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 2:

STAGE - SANTIAGO DO CACÉM - VALE SECO

DISTANCE: 20Km/12,5Miles;

DURATION: 6h;

CLIMB: 456 M;

DESCENT: 501 M;

 

Time to start your adventure, following by the inner Alentejo’s coast, this path will take you through forests and montado (forests of cork oaks) areas, where you’ll have the chance to take a close look over this very important tree; there’s also the chance of seeing some species of bird who use the montado areas to settle their nests.

 

Overnight: Vale Seco

Meals included: Breakfast + Dinner (drinks not included)

 

Day 3: 

STAGE - VALE SECO - CERCAL DO ALENTEJO

DISTANCE: 20Km/12,4Miles;

DURATION: 5h;

CLIMB:  295M;

DESCENT: 338M;

 

Third day brings a strong rural feeling to the walk, passing by many farms and cultivated fields, a good opportunity to see a different rhythm and lifestyle. Walking through forests, open cultivated fields, olive fields, small dams and reservoirs of water. Before getting to Cercal the path takes you around the beautiful Campilhas damp, a nice place to refresh and go for a quick swim in the warmer days.

 

Overnight: Cercal do Alentejo

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 4:

STAGE - CERCAL - PORTO CÔVO

DISTANCE: 17Km/10,5Miles;

DURATION: 5h;

CLIMB: 289 M;

DESCENT: 417 M;

 

Now it’s time to go closer to the sea, this stage is the connection with the fisherman’s trail. After the first Kms by small farms and their beautiful cultivated gardens, we can even sence the eucalyptus in the air as we pass by a plantation. We’ll know the sea’s getting closer as soon as we find some flat cereal fields, with the blue already on the horizon.

 

Overnight: Porto Covo

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5:

STAGE: PORTO CÔVO – VILA NOVA MILFONTES

DISTANCE: 20Km/12,5Miles;

DURATION: 6h;

CLIMB: 167 M;

DESCENT: 149 M

 

Wonderful walk along the coastline always with an amazing sea view. Starting in a very picture historical village called Porto Côvo, passing a small Island called "Ilha do Pessegueiro" with the option to go by the beach taken the hard sand or going a little bit more inland by the dunes path. You will find some stunning beaches, some of them desert, and after that, almost at the end you have a fishing arbour in the "north area" of Vila Nova de Milfontes.

 

Overnight: Vila Nova de Milfontes

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 6:

STAGE: VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES - ALMOGRAVE/LONGUEIRA

DISTANCE: 17Km/10,5Miles or 15Km/Miles using the Ferry Boat option;

DURATION: 5h;

CLIMB: 263 M;

DESCENT: 283 M;

 

Easy walking along the coast with path winds through pinewoods, sand dunes and along cliff tops. You will find some desert beaches and after that you have a tiny fishing village called Almograve. From there you can have a rest and try local gastronomy (seafood is a good tip). After lunch there is a 30minutes walk to do direction to Longueira, where Maria do Carmo will be excepting you at her Turismo Rural.

 

Overnight: Longueira/Almograve

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 7:

STAGE: ALMOGRAVE – ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR

DISTANCE: 21km/13Miles;

DURATION: 6h; 

CLIMB: 203 M;

DESCENT: 193 M

 

Letting the village of Almograve behind you will be once again, exploring landscapes along the unspoiled coastal Alentejo. Passing on the side of fishing harbour (Entrada da Barca – on route).  Allowing to walk next to the cliffs with panoramic sceneries. It´s possible to watch cliff-nesting storks. You can use the little village of Cavaleiro to do a stop, having supplies and enjoying a good and homemade local dish just before heading West do the beautiful lighthouse of Cabo Sardão. The end will be at Zambujeira do Mar, with one of the most amazing urban beaches in Portugal.

 

Overnight: Zambujeira do Mar

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Departure.

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

 

SELF-GUIDED HOLIDAYS ROTA VICENTINA - OPEN SEASONS FOR 2021

1.º Season - From 18 January to 2 July

2.º Season from 13 September to 17 December

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

DURATION: 8 Days, 7 nights and 6 walks

LEVEL: easy-to-moderate

MIN. GROUP SIZE: 1

TOTAL DISTANCE: 115Km/71Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1673m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1881m

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PHOTO GALERY 
#3 HISTORICAL & FISHERMEN´S TRAIL - #ALENTEJO REGION
PROGRAM #3 MAP
HISTORICAL & FISHERMEN´S TRAIL #ALENTEJO 
HOW TO BOOK WITH US?
 
BOOKING PROCEEDINGS – STEP BY STEP:
  • 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);

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

  • 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;

  • After deposit confirmation, you will receive our final confirmation and your trip code will become valid. At this point, we will ask you to provide us your arrival time to prepare all our logistic according.

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.

BEST OPTIONS TO TRAVEL TO/FROM THERE?

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ARRIVALS FROM LISBON AIRPORT

 

ARRIVALS

Lisboa to Santiago do Cacém:

 

 

DEPARTURES FROM ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR

 

DEPARTURES

Zambujeira do Mar to Lisboa:

  • You can get a private transfer to Funcheira train station (about 1Hour drive, around 85€ 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 Santiago do Cacém:

 

DEPARTURES FROM ODECEIXE

 

DEPARTURES

Zambujeira do Mar to Faro:

  • You can get a private transfer to Funcheira train station (about 1Hour drive, around 85€ extra cost) – Direct Train to Faro;

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

  • PRIVATE TRANSFER from Zambujeria do Mar to Faro (on request);

 

License 4280

 

 

SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS in the ROTA VICENTINA ROUTE

Tour Operator License RNAVT 4280

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