Our Self-Guided Walking Packages

Alentejo and Algarve Regions

Discovering the unspoiled Alentejo and Algarve Regions

 

Vicentina Travel provides self-guided walking holidays packages to individuals and small groups exploring the Alentejo and Algarve Regions (Costa Vicentina) by foot, where you set the pace. And we help you, with detailed maps, guide, local and emergency support, all accommodations booked and luggage transported for you, some real vacations.

 

Our routes allow perfect walks along the coastline taking the fishermen´s trail of Rota Vicentina, or even the historical route that explores the rural countryside inland, passing Odemira, Aljezur to St. Vincents Cape, starting at Santiago do Cacém.

 

All our products were developed using our local expertise and knowledge, using Vila Nova de Milfontes as headquarter. 

 

Our company is a local provider being open all year round. 

 

Bellow, you can consult our offer regarding walking weeks, with 6 and 4 walks each program plus 2 nights, on to the arrival and another one to departure.

It´s possible to add extra nights and it´s also possible to combined programs allowing guests to walk a maximum of 13 days.

So we invite you to explore each program, using the "more info" button and if needed we can develop a tailor-made proposal.

 

Any doubts or questions, feel free to ask us! 

 

 

For more Detailed info about each program you can use the Menu or click below:

 

 

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# WALKING HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS

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

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 76Km/47Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 896m

TOTAL DESCENT: 908m

 

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, gastronomy is outstanding, especially the fish, shellfish and the black pork. This experience offers tranquility and a lot of distance walking by yourself, allowing to explore the feeling of discovery among 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 20Km/12,5Miles, which makes it a 5-6h gentle walk. If you don´t like sand or dirt tracks, this is not your kind of program.


Highlights

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

 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 every day walk (except July and August)
 

#Coastal landscapes #Fishermen´s paths #Sandy trails #Rota Vicentina #Cliffs #Beaches #Fish #small towns #heritage #small towns #lifestyle #Porto côvo #Vila Nova de Milfontes # Longueira #Zambujeira do Mar #Odeceixe

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#5 - ROTA VICENTINA from A to Z - Vicentina Route - 12 walks (combined option)

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

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 239Km/148Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 3536m

TOTAL DESCENT: 3714m

 

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 in 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 splendour, 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 deserts. 

 

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

 

#Long walk #average 20km/day #combined trails #Countryside & Coastal landscapes #Fishermen´s paths # Historical Way #Sandy trails #Rota Vicentina #Cliffs #Beaches #local gastronomy #small towns #heritage #small towns #lifestyle 

 

#Santiago do Cacém # Vale Seco # Cercal do Alentejo #Porto côvo #Vila Nova de Milfontes # Longueira #Zambujeira do Mar #Odeceixe #Aljezur #Arrifana Beach #Carrapateira #Vila do Bispo #Sagres (St. Vincents Cape).

 

 

 

 

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

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 117Km /73Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1646m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1591m

 

Discovering the Alentejo & Algarve SW coast is an astonishing coastal walking program along Rota Vicentina’s Fishermen’s Trail, in the SW coast of 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 this 120km/71mi walking program which, being divided in 6 walks, makes the distance covered per day to be around 20km/12.5mi. A comfortable distance for a broad range of walking expertise.

 

 

 

Highlights:

Overnight in small picturesque towns along the coast;

Great food made with fresh local ingredients, specially 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;

 

 

#Coast & Countryside landscapes #Fishermen´s paths #Historical way #Sandy trails #Rota Vicentina #local gastronomy #Porto côvo #Vila Nova de Milfontes # Longueira #Zambujeira do Mar #Odeceixe #Aljezur #Arrifana Beach

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

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 182Km/113Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 2496m

TOTAL DESCENT: 2458m

 

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 a 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.

 

 

 

Highlights:

 Coastal walk along an unspoilt 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;

 

#Long walk #average 20km/day #combined trails #Countryside & Coastal landscapes #Fishermen´s paths # Historical Way #Sandy trails #Rota Vicentina #Cliffs #Beaches #local gastronomy #small towns #heritage #small towns #lifestyle 

 

#Porto côvo #Vila Nova de Milfontes # Longueira #Zambujeira do Mar #Odeceixe #Aljezur #Arrifana Beach #Carrapateira #Vila do Bispo #Sagres (St. Vincents Cape). #small towns and villages #landscape variety #Coastal tracks 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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 for the best of both worlds, this is the solution, once it will take through a journey of non-tourist places until the 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 that provides the name to this route.

 

 

 

 

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)
 

# Rota Vicentina Alentejo #3 Coastal Walks #3 inland walks #part1 #Fishermen´s and Historical

#Santiago do Cacém #Vale Seco #Cercal do Alentejo #Porto côvo #Vila Nova de Milfontes # Longueira #Zambujeira do Mar 

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

 

TOTAL DISTANCE: 124Km/77Miles

TOTAL CLIMB: 1863m

TOTAL DESCENT: 1833m

 

This program starts in one of the best beaches in Portugal and it ends in Sagres. The biggest highlight is to reach the Southwest corner of Europe, or the last place before America, this will happen when getting to the Cape of St. Vincents almost near the end of the walk. This route results from a "blend" of the historical way and the fishermen´s trail and his circuits, both of the famous Rota Vicentina (the one that goes to St. Vincent). With no Mountain or a lot of elevation along the route, this is a challenge that will help improve your "passport" of hiking achievements.

 

 

 


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
 

 

 

 

# Rota Vicentina part2 #Algarve #Fishermen´s and Historical way #local gastronomy 

#Zambujeira do Mar #Odeceixe #Aljezur #Arrifana Beach #Carrapateria # Vila do Bispo # Sagres (St. Vincent´s Cape)

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SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS PROGRAMS in the ROTA VICENTINA ROUTE

Tour Operator License RNAVT 4280

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