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Walking Tour in Vicentine Route | Self-Guided

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour017

Vicentine coast and it ́s Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park wraps around the Algarve’s coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and into the Alentejo.The coast, characterized by rugged rocks, sea stacks, sand stratified cliff faces caused by centuries of erosion, is perfect for long walks.

The Vicentine Route is a network of walking trails in Sw Portugal, totalling 400 km to walk, along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Come and meet with the A2Z the fishermen’s trail of the Vicentine Route.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Lisbon
This day will take you to some Highlights of the picturesque city of Lisboa.
Early morning you will have time visit to downtown Lisbon. Visit some of the most important monuments, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower and the  famous “pastéis de belém”. 
You will take the train from Lisbon to station of Funcheira, where a transfer will pick you up from station of Funcheira to Porto Covo.
Overnight in Porto Covo.
Day 02
Walking Route 1: Porto Covo | Vila Nova de Milfontes  (20km / 12 mi)
Your journey start in a beach section, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches.
Overnight in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes.
Day 03
Walking Route 2: Vila Nova de Milfontes | Almograve (15 km / 9 mi)
This is a day to purify your soul thanks to the overwhelming views over Vila Nova de Milfontes and the Mira river that meets the ocean here. It is a short and accessible hiking day so that you may enjoy the area to its fullest extent. Crossing the bridge over the river in Vila Nova de Milfontes provides stunning views of the river’s mouth.
There are stretches along this part of the coast where native vegetation displays all its diversity and other areas where it has been destroyed and wiped out by a most aggressive exotic plant – the Acacia.
Overnight in Almograve.
Day 04
Walking Route 3: Almograve | Zambujeira do Mar (22km / 13 mi)
The high cliffs you will see during this part of the journey, despite being exposed to the constant salty ocean winds, are the nesting site for over twenty species of bird! These include Jackdaw, Shag, Common Kestrel, “pure” Rock Dove, White Stork, Peregrine Falcon and Black Redstart.
If you look carefully along this coastal stretch it is easy to see past climate change written in the rocks.
Overnight in Zambujeira do Mar.
Day 05
Free day at Zambujeira do Mar
Time to rest and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Zambujeira do Mar
Day 06
Walking Route 4: Zambujeira do Mar | Odeceixe (18km / 11 mi)
You will be passing the beaches of Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados and Amália  on the way to Azenha do Mar, where you will find a natural fishing harbour.
Overnight in Odeceixe.
Day 07
Walking Route 5: Option 1 - Odeceixe  Beach Circuit (10 km / 6 mi) or Option 2 - Free Day To Go To The Beach Of Odeceixe

Option 1

Today you will be walking along almost 4 km on the Historical Way, then you will enter in the Odeceixe Beach Circuit.
The day will end in the beautiful and stunning beach of Odeceixe.
Optional: A transfer will take back again to the lodging in Odeceixe (about 4,5km) or you can also keep going walking 4 more km to the village of Odeceixe.
Overnight in Odeceixe.

Option 2
Just spend a nice day in the beautiful beach on Odeceixe.
Optional: a transfer can take you to the beach and take you back if you book previously.
Day 08
Departure
Optional transfer to station of Santa Clara-Sabóia, so you can get a train to Lisbon or Algarve.
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Lodgings

Porto Covo Hotel Apartamento

HS Milfontes Beach by Duna Parque

Natura Maris Residence

Rosa Dos Ventos

Casas do Moinho

Dates & Prices

From 690,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

More Information

Included

7 accommodations with breakfast
Luggage transfers
Briefing in Lisbon with A2Z Guide
Maps and documentation
GPS device and GPS tracks
Insurance
A2Z t-shirt and water bottle

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