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Walking Tour in Algarve, Alentejo & Vicentine Coast | Self-guided

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour024

A2Z invites you to explore 2 idyllic regions - Alentejo & Algarve. Alentejo region is not just nature and landscapes, it’s a place full of history and with the best weather in Europe. Algarve is one of the best European holiday destinations with a magnificent coastline with the loveliest beaches.

A2Z invites you to walk into the protected zone of Alentejo Southwest and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Walk in the wild coast of Algarve and enjoy your stay in beautiful lodgings: Aldeia da Pedralva, Cerca do Sul and Quinta do Barranco da Estrada.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrive to Faro
Transfer from Faro airport to Aldeia da Pedralva (1h 30)
Overnight in Pedralva.
Day 02
Walking Tour 1: Amado beach walking trail (6 km or 12 km / 3 mi or 7 mi)
You will have the chance to connect Aldeia da Pedralva to Murração and Amado beach.
Return to Pedralva.
Overnight in Pedralva.
Day 03
Walking Tour 2: Ocean trail in Carrapateira (19 km / 11 mi)
After a 10 minute transfer you will start the trail in Vilarinha, continuing to the dunes of Carrapateira beach. From here you will continue along the coastal plateau all the way to Amado beach.
From Praia do Amado, where you can have lunch, the trail continues towards the interior.
The trail ends in Aldeia da Pedralva.
Overnight in Pedralva.
Day 04
Walking Tour 3: Fisherman’s Trail (15 km / 9 mi)
After a 40 minute transfer you will arrive to the small village of Odeceixe. You will pass by Azenha do Mar, where you will find a natural fishing harbour and reach Amália beach where the famous fado singer once had a house.
You will then enter inland towards the lodging Cerca do Sul in Brejão.
Overnight in Cerca do Sul.
Day 05
Walking Tour 4: Zambujeira do Mar Trail (15 km / 9 mi)
Transfer to Porto das Barcas (20 min) to start the Fishermen's Trail passing by Zambujeira do Mar. You can opt to start in Cabo do Sardão where you can admire the beautiful lighthouse (adds 6 Km) or you can opt to shorten the walking trail and start in Zambujeira do Mar (less 4 Km).
Overnight in Cerca do Sul.
Day 06
Walking Tour 5: Ermelinda Walking Trail (14 km / 8 mi)
Transfer from Cerca do Sul to Quinta do Barranco da Estrada (around 1h). From Quinta do Barranco da Estrada. After meandering along a ridge high above the lake, the route takes you down into the fancy white village of Cortes Pereira de Baixo. The return route takes you back to the lodging through a narrow, leafy valley filled with cork oaks.
Overnight in Odemira.
Day 07
Walking Tour 6: Vingança Trail (20 km / 12 mi)
This circular walk starts at the lodging and takes you to the North over a low range of hills. Once in the rural valleys beyond, the landscape really opens up to cultivated fields. There is also an optional short final stretch up the valley.
The trail ends in Quinta do Barranco da Estrada where you can enjoy the surrounding area which is very interesting for birdwatching.
Overnight in Odemira.
Day 08
Morning transfer to Santa Clara train station to catch the train to Faro so you can catch an afternoon flight from Faro airport.
Option van transfer directly to Faro airport.
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Aldeia da Pedralva

Cerca do Sul

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada

Dates & Prices

From 890,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

More Information


7 accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers
Local transfers in program days
Documentation and maps
GPS device and GPS tracks with accurate hiking routes

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