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Best of the Rota Vicentina

From $1,600.00
12 Days & 11 Nights
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Best of the Rota Vicentina

  • Walk from Alentejo to the Algarve on Portugal's famous Rota Vicentina
  • Combine the best sections of the coastal Fishermen's Trail and inland Historical Way
  • Be the first to lay your footprints on deserted golden beaches
  • Eat grilled fish with a glass of "vinho" in authentic Portuguese villages
  • Overnight stays in traditional casa-style guesthouses
Walk the best of the Rota Vicentina starting in the bewitching Alentejo region and finishing in Cabo Sao Vicente, Europe's most south-westerly point. Combining the Fishermen's Trail coastal routes in the Alentejo with a couple of interesting inland sections to unspoiled Portuguese villages in the Algarve, we have selected the best sections of the network of walking trails which make up the Rota Vicentina. Spot plentiful birdlife nesting on the cliffs, walk over pristine sandy beaches and at the end of the day overnight in charming "casas" and small boutique hotels.


Day 1 Arrive Vila Nova de Milfontes Day 2 Transfer to Porto Covo, Walk to Vila Nova de Milfontes 12.1 miles / 19.4 km Day 3 Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve/Longueira 9.5 miles / 15.3 km Day 4 Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar/Touril 12.7 miles / 20.4 km Day 5 Zambujeira do Mar/Touril to Odeceixe 8.8 miles / 14.1 km Day 6 Odeceixe to Aljezur (via Odeceixe Beach) 14 miles / 23 km Day 7 Aljezur to Arrifana, transfer to Aljezur 11 miles / 18 km Day 8 Transfer to Arrifana, Walk to Carrapateira 14 miles / 23 km Day 9 Loop walk from Carrapateira 6 miles / 10 km Day 10 Transfer to Pedralva, walk to Vila do Bispo 12.5 miles / 20.2 km Day 11 Walk to Cabo Sao Vicente, transfer to Sagres 9 miles / 14 km Day 12 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 17kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 17kg is equivalent to 100 cans of coke. 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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