'Rota Vicentina' Historical Algarve 9D

'Rota Vicentina' Historical Algarve 9D Odeceixe, Portugal
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9-day hiking tour of Portugal with charming and rural accommodation; Stunning views and coastal walking; Dune vegetation and biodiversity; Most south-western point of Europe

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The coastal countryside heritage!
This route will take on an incredible journey over the coastal countryside on the south of Portugal. Routes and landscapes with the Atlantic background, wonder beaches, fishing villages and an archeologic patrimony of a moorish past make the “Rota Vicentina Algarve” a beautiful and delightful option for a long course trail. Discover seductive lifestyles, fresh local product, delicious gastronomy and some of the best wines of the country. Rest in charming Guest Houses and recharge batteries for next adventures.

Tour difficulty: Fit

Typical Day

Program and Lodging:

Day 1: Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon. Our Guide will welcome you at the airport and drive to Odeceixe, where you will spend the night. If you have some free time enjoy around the village and if you feel to go for 2km until Odeceixe beach, a wonder in Portugal.

Day 2: Odeceixe to Rogil. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (12 km, +300 m)
Start your walk side by side with the river Seixe and the wetlands until you get to Odeceixe beach. The trail over the ocean will let you wander and offer superb views of the beach. Close to the end cross inland to-wards João Roupeiro Hamlet. All adventurers need good food and the most famous sweet potato in the world is here, from the main dishes to the regional pastry the options are endlessly delicious.

Day 3: Rogil to Aljezur. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (11 km, +300 m)
Today you cross several agricultural fields, some of sweet potato of course! And then follow a dirt road getting close to the Ocean. Awaiting you will be the beautiful beach and valley of Amoreira. Nevertheless there is still a last surprise for the day, Aljezur and its Moorish castle! This city founded by the Arabs on the 10th century and has an impressive archeologic site. Explore like a conqueror and go all the way up to the castle - " the view is mesmerizing.

Day 4: Aljezur to Arrifana. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (16 km, +400 m)
This day starts with a short transfer to the beach of Monte Clérigo from where your walk goes by the coast, passing by the mythical Ponta da Atalaia, a fantastic promontory where we can see many ruins of an ancient Moorish fortress. The trail after this point carries on along the top of the cliffs with mediterranean bushland, aromatic plants and coastal dunes. Touch nature step by step and then have a great rest in beautiful village of Arrifana.

Day 5: Arrifana to Carrapateira. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (20 km, +500 m)
Feel the power of the sea breaking over ancient cliffs and quiet sandy-stony beaches. Take your camera because you will need it in Canal beach when you see Pedra da Agulha, a gorgeous stone in the ocean. In a succession of hills and valleys you pass over the most aggressive and inaccessible side of this coastal area. End up at the white washed village Carrapateira, where history speaks through the fortress built with defensing purposes, still in the portuguese discoveries era.

Day 6: Carrapateira to Pedralva. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (18 km, +400 m)
On this day between ocean and land the rural atmosphere will conquer your heart. On the steepest slopes you can admire the natural vegetation, virtually untouched by man with dense undergrowth arbutus and dozens of local plans and herbs. Soon you arrive to one of the most interesting places and accommodations. Pedralva is a little village that was nearly deserted a few years ago but now revived as charming Guest House Hamlet, keeping the original design together with charm and tradition.

Day 7: Pedralva to Vila do Bispo. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (19 km, +600 m)
After a great breakfast the day starts smooth crossing a forest and open land areas. Later by the beaches of Barriga, Cordoama and Castelejo the biodiversity is all around with reptiles, birds, mammals and amphibious. In the end you will arrive at Vila do Bispo town with traditional architecture, religious structures and the exploitation of natural resources. The local products, fruits and fresh fish are daily for sale on the municipal market, take a look and get some goodies for the next trip.

Day 8: Vila do Bispo to Sagres. Coastal/Inland Hike Day (14 km, +200 m)
The landscape is flat and the vegetation low. Today you will be walking towards the most south-western point of Continental Europe, where you have a small but excellent Museu dos Faróis, showcasing Sagres role in Portugal’s maritime history! This is an historical place where one can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Beyond here only the immense Atlantic Ocean remains a point of passage, arrival and encounters.

Day 9: Travel back to Lisbon on a private transfer (3 h).

Map & Directions

Rates & Availability

Date
PriceTypeIndividual Room Supplement
Low Season
1,164.90
SG
+319€
Medium season (April, May, Out)
1,296.90
SG
+379€
High season (Jun and September)
1,472.90
SG
+459€
Special season (July and August, Easter)
1,472.90
SG
+539€

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

Other Information

Price Includes:
- 8 nights lodging on Comfort | Superior Accommodation. Breakfast included
- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing
- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS/FAO
- Pre departure Information Pack
- Tour Information
- Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual) delivered at departure day at location
- GPS Track
- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)
- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

Optional Services:
- Luggage Transfer during tour (up to 4 people) +179€
- GPS rental for tour +85€
- Guided Tour (please inquire)



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'Rota Vicentina' Historical Algarve 9D
Odeceixe, Portugal

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