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Rota Vicentina Algarve by the Historical Way

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours  
Season: September - June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 899 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1099 Euro (EUR)

Comprised mainly of rural trails, this is a classic Grand Route (GR), fully accessible to hikers, with stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails.

Program and Lodging:

Day 1: Welcome at airport or hotel in Lisbon. Private transfer from Lisbon to Odeceixe (3h).
Lodging » Charming Guest House

Day 2: Odeceixe to Rogil. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (12km, +300m)
Start walking side by side with the Seixe river and the wetlands till you get to the south side of Odeceixe beach. Go up to the cliffs and enjoy the superb views of the beach, Follow the trail by the cliffs over the Ocean. Close to the end cross inland and get to the water channel, at João Roupeiro hamlet, you’ll be in the section of the Historical Way. Continue along the canal and arrive at Rogil, your village for today.
Lodging » Guest House.

Day 3: Rogil to Aljezur. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (11km, +300m)
Return to the water channel and follow it crossing a farmland area with sweet potatoes, maize, peanuts and tomatoes. Arrive to a pine forest and follow a dirt road getting close to the Ocean. Walk along the coast and cliffs till you discover a beautiful beach and valley – Amoreira! Get back to the inland flat plateau and from the top follow the beautiful valley of the Amoreira river. Suddenly the medieval village of Aljezur and it Moorish castle emerges!
Lodging » Hostal (private room with wc)

Day 4: Aljezur to Arrifana. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (16km, +400m)
Start going up to the top of the castle of Aljezur, from where you can take in the village, the flat fertile ground of the lowlands, and the creeks that wind through these fields with their magnificent galleries of poplars, alders, ash trees, willows and tamarisks! Going near again to the Atlantic Ocean on this walk you’ll be passing by the beautiful beach and typical piscatorial village of Monte Clérigo. Walk by the coast, passing in the mythical Ponta da Atalaia, a fantastic promontory where we can see many ruins and excavations of an ancient Moorish fortress (Ribat) controlled by Ibn Qasî around 1150!
Lodging » Charming Guest House.

Day 5: Arrifana to Carrapateira. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (20km, +500m)
This is a gorgeous day: you will feel the power of the sea breaking over ancient cliffs! Cross amazing places like Canal beach, a secret surf spot where you will find plenty of stones, rounded by the constant erosion from the waves and tides. The route follow now a big wild area covered by cistus and lentiscus. Before arriving in Carrapateira, follow a trail with great views over the valley and the beach of Bordeira, and get to the village of Bordeira, where time seems to move slower. Stop for a cafe and a chat with whoever comes by the window or the doorstep!
Lodging » Guest House

Day 6: Carrapateira to Pedralva. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (18km, +400m)
Start another beautiful day going close to the river to the beach of Bordeira to appreciate how the sea has carved the sand into harmonious shapes that change with the seasons. Then follow along the coast trough “Carrapateira Pontal” an incredible peninsula where you will go across various viewpoints, with superb views of the escarpments. Get to the most famous spot for surfers and one of the most beautiful beaches of the region – Amado Beach! Go up through a beautiful Pine forest and discover a hidden valley inland where you will find a lost village – Pedralva, a typical and old village once abandoned and recovered as a hotel!
Lodging » Slow Village Hotel.

Day 7: Pedralva to Vila do Bispo. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (19km, +600m)
From Pedralva village, along the riverbanks, there are tamarisk, willow, ash and Portuguese oaks. On the drier slopes, cork oak, maritime and stone pines, oleaster and olive trees. On the steepest slopes you can admire the natural vegetation, virtually untouched by man, with dense scrub under the cover of cork trees. In this undergrowth arbutus, white heather, scotch heather, viburnum tinus, cistus, lentiscus, wild asparagus, laurel and furze are in abundance. On this day you go out of the Rota Vicentina to discover a fantastic beach and great black rock cliffs of Barriga beach!
Lodging » Charming Hotel 3*

Day 8: Vila do Bispo to Sagres. Coastal/Inland Hiking day (14km, +200m)
Today, you will be walking towards the south western most point of Europe. This is a magical place where one can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Find monumental cliffs, outstanding views over the coastline and a privileged area to watch the natural phenomenon of autumn bird migration. The name of this promontory ‘Sagres’ seems to be linked to its past sacred character, as a place of pilgrimage for believers of various religions throughout the ages.
Finally Finisterra - Cape St. Vincent, the magical and mythical place which signals the end of this journey along the Rota Vicentina!
Lodging » Hotel 4*

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

PRICES INCLUDES:

- Detailed information about tour, including maps and GPS track
- Lisbon Airport pick-up and briefing about tour
- Transfer Lisbon to first hotel; transfer from last hotel to Lisbon
- 8 nights -1 Hotel 4*, 1 Hotel 3*; 1 Hostal private room; 5
Charming Guest House;
- Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance
- Telephone (free to call us)

Optional Services:
Luggage Transfer from Hotels everyday during tour
GPS rental for tour
GUIDED Tour (please inquiry)

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