We invite you to discover the “Rota Vicentina”, among the cliffs cut out of one of the most beautiful and well-preserved coastal areas in Europe.
This great pedestrian route offers us about 400 km and surprises us by its diversity of wild landscapes. It brings together the best of both coasts – Algarve and Alentejo. Between mountains and sea, beach and countryside, the Costa Vicentina and the Southwest are synonymous of well-being, comfort, wonder while rediscovery of flavors and traditions of each corner.
Depending on the customer’s location.
Arrive at 9:15 am to leave at 9.30 am.
Approximately 8:30 pm.
Casual. We advise comfortable sports wear, hiking shoes and a light jacket.
DAY 1 | LISBON - SINES
DAY 2 | MELIDES - VILA NOVA DE SANTO ANDRÉ - SÃO TORPES
In Melides, tells the story, the 16th century Portuguese navigator Fernão Mendes Pinto was shipwrecked when he was attacked by privateers.
Vila Nova de Santo André, a city that dazzles us with its beaches, little discovered, and a wonderful nature reserve with dunes and an incredible diversity of fauna.São Topes has the beach with the warmest water on the entire coast. With a very extensive beach, it is one of the best beaches to learn to surf. When it comes to regaining strength, nothing better than the delicious snacks from Trinca-Espinhas.
DAY 3 | PORTO COVO - VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES - SÃO TEOTÓNIO
Porto Covo is a small village, with large beaches and several activities to choose from. It is a classic place, that includes a trip to Pessegueiro Island or a gastronomic break in the best restaurant in the area to eat an delicious grilled fish.
We don't talk about the best of the Alentejo Coast without mentioning Vila Nova de Milfontes, both for the beach or the river and for the gastronomy. The truth is that there is no shortage of things to do in this village!The coast of São Teotónio is strongly marked by high cliffs of rugged rock. The beaches have small sands, occupying the open spaces between the cliffs.
DAY 4 | ODEMIRA - ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR - ODECEIXE
Odemira is distinguished for offering us one of the least polluted rivers in Europe, the River Mira, as well as some of the most stunning and still wild beaches in the country. Extraordinary, the fauna that inhabits there, such as the white storks that nest in the cliffs from the Alentejo coast, something exclusive worldwide.
Zambujeira do Mar is characterized mainly by its quiet, typical of a common Alentejo village. One of the most popular summer destinations on the entire Costa Vicentina, it breaks some of its calm during one of the best known music festivals in Portugal. Overlooking the sea, it invites you to bathe or stroll through its winding streets, with nice houses painted in a unique white.It is no accident that Odeceixe beach won the prize for one of the 7 wonders of Portugal's beaches! It surprises us with its river and sea beaches and its unparalleled natural beauty.
DAY 5 | ALJEZUR - MONTE CLÉRIGO
Limited by sea and mountains, the municipality of Aljezur reflects this double influence in its landscapes. If the coastline is marked by high cliffs, sands and almost wild dunes, the interior is a succession of horizons covered with vegetation.Monte Clérigo is a village with the privilege of having the beach right at your feet. It is an area mostly sought after by families, as it is very calm and safe. The more adventurous can certainly count on the characteristic waves of this area and try some surf lessons.
DAY 6 | MONCHIQUE - CARRAPATEIRA
Monchique, located in the Mountain with the same name, so famous for its medicinal waters, already coveted by the Romans, has a rich vegetation where safaris and beautiful walking tours unveil it in its brilliance. Here we can find traditional products from the region, such as various wooden and leather artefacts, ham, honey and the famous arbutus brandy.Away from the confusion, Carrapateira continues to be a haven for those who do not like large tourist gatherings. Enjoyed by families and surfers, it boasts its dunes and cliffs. And it is certainly a mandatory stop on this trip.
DAY 7 | VILA DO BISPO - CABO DE SÃO VICENTE - SAGRES - LAGOS
The mythical atmosphere of Sagres and Cabo de São Vicente, for millennia that is dedicated to the gods. The preserved beauty of a coastline with dramatic horizons of cliffs and sea. The testimonies of prehistoric rites in so many menhirs. The evocation of the epic of the Discoveries and the enigmatic figure of Infante D. Henrique, the Navigator, attractions of Vila do Bispo and its municipality, a vast triangle in which the sea is always present and in which Nature is associated with history to give it a unique character, which worth knowing.In Lagos everything seems to invite the beach and simple pleasures. But there is also a history of navigators and pirates, the result of a complicity with the sea that persists in the colorful trawlers that bring the fish to the auction, or in the Marina where yachts from all over the world swing.