- Hike through the impressive coastal scenery of the Alentejo region
- Stay in comfortable family run accommodation in pretty coastal towns
- Swim at remote beaches away from the busy resorts
- Get away from the crowds on this new longdistance walking path
Traverse the Atlantic coastline of Portugal to reveal a landscape of deserted beaches, fishing villages and dramatic cliffs. The Rota Vicentina is a long-distance footpath which opened in 2013 and represents a successful eco-tourism initiative to develop low impact tourism in a relatively untouched region of Portugal. The trail connects Cape St Vincent, Portugal's most south-westerly point, to the village of Odeceixe, where it splits into two trails; the Historical Way which heads inland and the Fishermen's Trail which follows the coast to Porto Covo. This trip follows the Fishermen's Trail from Porto Covo to Odeceixe. To the south of the bustling capital of Lisbon awaits a contrasting landscape of wild beauty, where tourists rarely visit despite endless beaches and authentic fishing villages. This is the Alentejo region, covering a third of Portugal's land mass but just 4% of its population. Following this dramatic coast where wildflowers and butterflies keep company with just a handful of hikers, there is ample opportunity to take a swim or a rest break overlooking the endless ocean. In the evening, enjoy carefully handpicked accommodation where your hosts take pride in the cuisine and culture of the region and where delicious seafood and delectable wine is standard.
Day 1 : Arrive in the fishing town of Porto Covo
Day 2 : Walk to Vila Nova de Milfontes along white sand beaches (6-7hrs)
Day 3 : Continue along rugged cliffs to Almograve (5hrs)
Day 4 : Walk to the white village of Zambujeira do Mar (6-7hrs)
Day 5 : Continue on foot to Odeceixe (6hrs)
Day 6 : Day at leisure to relax at the beach or optional walk (3-4hrs)
Day 7 : Trip concludes
- 6 nights in rural B&Bs and 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 6 breakfasts
- Daily luggage transfer (1 bag, max 20kg)
- Route notes and maps per room booked
- Emergency hotline
- Travel to Porto Covo and from Odeceixe
- Lunches, dinners and drinks throughout. Picnic lunches can be prepared by the hotels with advance notice. Payable locally, allow around EUR10 per lunch.
- Items of a personal nature
- Entrance fees
- Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
- Transfers not noted as included
- Travel insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Rota Vicentina - the Fishermen's Trail tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 10 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 December 2022, a deposit of 279 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Rota Vicentina - the Fishermen's Trail tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Rota Vicentina - the Fishermen's Trail tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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