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Guided Walking Tour in Vicentine Route, Portugal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1790 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1790 Euro (EUR)

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, covering a stretch of over 120km of lush greenery. 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.

Day 01: Arrive to Lisbon. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 02: Visit Lisbon.
This day will take you to some Highlights of the picturesque city of Lisboa. In the morning you will have to visit the downtown. You will have the chance to visit this beautiful city and enjoy the magnificent views towards the Tejo River. Visit some of the most important monuments, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, as well as the Belem's Tower and the famous “pastéis de belém”. Transfer to São Luís (Take 2h15m). Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 03: São Luís - Cercal do Alentejo (21km / 13 mi).
This is Rota Vicentina’s most mountainous section as well as a physically demanding one, with long ascent segments on harsh and irregular terrain. But you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the plains and the Atlantic ocean, right from the top of the hills. Overnight in Cercal.

Day 04: Cercal do Alentejo ­- Porto Covo (21km / 13 mi). This is the section connecting the Historical Way to the Fishermen’s Trail on Rota Vicentina northern region, allowing the hiker to feel this area’s strong connection to the ocean, as you approach the coast line and Porto Covo. Transfer to Cercal. Overnight in Cercal.

Day 05: Porto Covo -­ Vila Nova de Mil Fontes­ (22km / 13 mi). Transfer from Cercal to Porto Covo (20 min).
This is the beaches section, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches and discover small deserted coves that will surprise you. It is a tiring walking day though, given its extension and the constant sandy terrain. Overnight in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes.

Day 06: Vila Nova de Milfontes -­ Zambujeira do Mar (24 km / 14 mi).
Transfer to the start of the trail (10 min). You start in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes towards to Zambujeira, where you will pass by small fishing harbours, reddish sand dunes, the scent of pine tree forests and the sight, seen nowhere else in the world, of storks nesting on the cliffs make this walk a true balm for your senses. Overnight in Zambujeira do Mar.

Day 07: Zambujeira do Mar ­| Brejão (15km / 9 mi). You will be passing the beaches of Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados and Amália. Along this stretch of coast it is interesting to take a close look at the cliffs. Overnight in Brejão.

Day 08: Brejão -­ Odeceixe beach loop ­ (22km / 13 mi). Today you will pass by the natural fishing harbour of Azenha do Mar and will enjoy one of the most outstanding views in the entire territory: Odeceixe beach seen from the majestic Ponta em Branco. Overnight in Odeceixe.

Day 09: Departure. Transfer to Lisbon airport.

Supplemental Tour Information:
7 accommodations with breakfast
6 picnics
6 dinners
1 A2Z driver guide
Van support
Snacks and fresh fruit during walking days
Airport transfers
Luggage transfers
Local transfers
Maps and documentation
GPS device and GPS tracks
A2Z offer and water bottle

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

From 1790,00€/person