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Rota Vicentina: The Wild Algarve

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Rota Vicentina: The Wild Algarve

  • Walk the Rota Vicentina to Cabo Sao Vicente
  • Experience an unspoiled, wilder side of the Algarve
  • Breath in the fresh sea-salt air as you cross wild and rugged beaches
  • Explore the authentic whitewashed villages of Odeceixe and Bordeira
  • Spot varied birdlife abundant in this area such as the Alpine Swift and Peregrine Falcon
Walk the Rota Vicentina to Europe’s most south-westerly point, Cabo Sao Vicente, and discover an unspoiled and wilder side of the Algarve. Starting in the whitewashed fishing village of Odeceixe, follow well-marked trails along rugged clifftop coast paths and through lush green valleys and forests. Explore authentic Portuguese villages steeped in tradition, spot plentiful birdlife nesting on the cliffs and enjoy views over pristine sandy beaches. At the end of each day enjoy overnight stays in charming “casas” and small boutique hotels and feast on delicious freshly caught seafood.


Day 1 Arrive Odeceixe Day 2 Walk to Aljezur via Odeceixe Beach 14 miles / 23 km Day 3 Walk to Arrifana, transfer to Aljezur 11 miles / 18 km Day 4 Transfer to Arrifana, Walk to Carrapateira 14 miles / 23 km Day 5 Loop Walk from Carrapateira 6 miles / 10 km Day 6 Transfer to Pedralva, walk to Vila do Bispo 12.5 miles / 20.2 km Day 7 Walk to Cabo Sao Vicente, transfer to Sagres 9 miles / 14 km Day 8 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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