Vicentine West Coast in Alentejo Hiking & walking tour
The south of Portugal through the coastline
Explore the famous Vicentine Coast and walk on the region of Alentejo
Nature, beaches and small little towns is what it be can found throughout most of this hike. The Vicentine Coast is a wild natural park which covers the coast of Alentejo and Algarve. It is a preserved coast line which hosts a variety of animal and plant species. It is here one of the only places where you can find white storks breeding on seashore rocks or otters living in a marine habitat. This hike can be done during most of the year, since the weather generally never gets too hot, due to the Atlantic presence.
- Mostly flat all days with only some short uphills
- 50% of paved roads and 50% of natural and dirt roads
Day 1: Lisbon arrival
Day 2: Trasnfer to Porto Covo – Vila Nova de Mil Fontes: 19 km
Day 3: Vila Nova de Mil Fontes – Almograve: 13 km
Day 4: Almograve – Zambujeira do Mar: 17 km (or 21 Km)
Day 5: Zambujeira do Mar – Azenhas do Mar: 14 Km
Day 6: Azenhas do Mar – Odeceixe: 12 km
Day 7: Departure
Hotel 4*: Turim Europa
The day starts with an interesting ride towards the Vicentine Coast. It does take two hours, so it may very well leave even the less anxious of individuals ablaze and wanting to start exploring the landscape. The walk itself starts in Porto Covo, made famous among the Portuguese by a musician. It comprises a mixture of all types of terrain, although the big majority is done under unpaved ones. There is no real ascending or descending to get home and brag about, since the path crosses nearby the ocean and the beaches all the time. Pay attention to the fort of Santo Alberto do Pessegueiro, which you can’t visit, however you can spot it on a close by island.
Take time to enjoy nature in all its splendor as the journey follows the coast towards south. Like the previous one, this walk remains flat and keeps diving into nature’s heart by crossing the existing dirt tracks along the coast. It is a short walk so that, by going slowly, nature has her time to show and reveal all her wonders. Almograve stands as a town that makes its living from agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing.
House: Monte Longueira
This day will end up in Zambujeira do Mar, a place very well known between the Portuguese, as of one with pristine beaches and imposing cliffs. Take time to enjoy the high viewpoints over the ocean as it runs down in Atlantic fury against the rocks and lookout for the bird life that roams and nests in this natural park. The walk will take you through relatively flat areas. All kinds of terrain are to be expected.
Farm: Herdade do Touril
The beaches are beautiful and endless all along this region. The walk this day will take you to Casa da Seiceira with a typical and traditional blue line, near Azenhas do Mar. The walk keeps the tendency of being flat and of exploring a myriad of dirt and unpaved paths, where nature is still more genuine. Azenhas do Mar is a really small town which keeps a functioning and simple non industrial fishing harbor.
House: Casa da Seiceira
The journey towards Odeceixe is done with the crossing of the border between Alentejo and the Algarve. This whole journey is a marvelous walk among the cliffs, until the river Seixe is in sight. The beach near the town of Odeceixe, where the river meets the ocean, was awarded the title of one of the 7 Wonder Beaches in Portugal.
House: Casas do Moinho
- LS - Low season: Nov 01 to Mar 25
- RS - Regular season: Mar 26 to 25 Jun and Set 26 to 31 Oct
- HS - High Season: Set 01 to 25 Set
- SS - Summer Season: Jun 26 to August 30
- Prices are based for 2 people sharing the same room;
- Prices can suffer updates due high season, holidays or weekends
- Beverages are not included at lunch and dinner when included in the package
- If in a triple room with parents Children up to 10 years old - 35% discount. Children from 11 to 14 years old - 20% discount. Children from 15 to 17 years old - 15% discount.
- Solo traveler: 200 €
- Single supplement: LS: 300€, RS: 329€, HS: 360€, SS.390€
- Extra nights: on request