The Rota Vicentina: coastal route Walking Holidays

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The Rota Vicentina: coastal route Walking Holidays

Distance: 75 km

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Meals: Breakfast and 2 dinners

Accomodation: Hotels and country cottages

Price: From 616€ per person

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Have you ever imagined knowing one of the most preserved coastal areas of southwestern Europe? Well, you can do it on the coastal hiking trail along the Rota Vicentina.

You will be able to explore the Alentejo region, while crossing the Fishermen’s Trail. Some of these routes are marked by striking cliffs that lead to deserts or coves; both landscapes filled with an incomparable earthly paradise.

In Santiago Ways, we want to be part of this adventure and help you enjoy your trip while you travel this hiking route along the coast of Rota Vicentina, where you can get to know the true Portugal, discovering secluded places, with exclusive access on foot.

Your adventure begins in Porto Covo and ends in Odeceixe. You will get to know unspoiled beaches and traditional fishing villages. Remember to taste the wine and seafood; this will be a fundamental part of your journey.

You can enjoy our baggage transfer service that will allow you to walk much easier while discovering the beauty of this hiking trail through the towns and villages you’ll be visiting.

Also, if you have any incidents en route, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day via an emergency telephone. With Santiago Ways, you will walk safely and comfortably.

We’re glad you’ve got this far. Now, we just need to know how you want us to help you prepare your trip. We’re waiting for you! Leave us your details and we will send you a quote tailored to your requirements.

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Hiking trail in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route


Arrival in Porto Covo

Today you start your hiking trip through the coastal area of Rota Vicentina arriving in the charming municipality of Porto Covo, whose white houses and beaches accompanied by cliffs will enchant you.

If you arrive early, we suggest you either tour its beautiful square, or even take a boat to the Isla de Pessegueiro and get to know its famous Roman ruins there.


From Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

Breakfast included.

Welcome to your first day of walking. Today, you will find beautiful beaches with their dunes and coves with the spectacular charm of the Portuguese coast.

Walking on the sand isn't as easy as it seems because of its smooth texture, but all your effort will be rewarded for the diversity of landscapes and unparalleled coastal views you'll encounter.


From Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve

Breakfast included.

Today you will walk along the River Mira towards Almograve, your destination for today. The wild flowers you will see along the trail and the immense number of birds will make your route much more pleasant.

Just in case you want to rest, and although it is only your second day on the route, we suggest you take a boat that crosses the river, which will help you get to your accommodation sooner. You must book it in advance.


From Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar

Breakfast included.

On your fourth day, you will cross dunes again, but you will also see some cliffs on your way, as well as birds and large pines that will give you, in short, a beautiful day of landscape diversity.

As a curious fact, we would tell you that at this point of the coast is the only place in the world where White Storks nest, so if you see any, you will be surprised by their presence, so remember to take some photos that will be a great souvenir.

You will arrive at the Cabo Sardao Lighthouse, built in 1915, and where the fishermen’s particular way of working will impress you. Follow your route to your destination today: Zambujeira do Mar.


From Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe

Breakfast and dinner included.

Today you will have for yourself, the spectacular views over the cliffs and the Fisherman's Trail that you will walk along. You will get to know several of the beaches that make up this route and, in addition, a natural fishing port.

As you walk, you'll see Odeceixe Beach in the distance, indicating that you're approaching your destination. You will also see that the beach is protected by the Foia Mountains and Monchique, which offer you a spectacular landscape in general.


Circular hiking route to Odeceixe Beach or rest day

Breakfast and dinner included.

For today we offer you two options. On one hand, you can enjoy the village of Odeceixe, your hotel and the rest you deserve after several days of walking.

On the other hand, a walk to the beach that you saw yesterday along your route, will then take you to the River Seixe and spectacular wetlands that will give you a new experience during your hiking trip along the Rota Vicentina coast.


Return from Odeceixe

Breakfast included.

Today, after breakfast, you must return on your own to Faro or Lisbon Airport, from where you can take your flight back to your home city*.

*Remember that when you book your circuit you can ask us to book additional hotel nights for the days after the end of your circuit to extend your stay in one of the municipalities of the hiking route along the Rota Vicentina: coastal route.

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Accommodation on your hiking trail in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route

Accommodation in hotels and country cottages.

All the rooms you will find on the trekking route in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to guarantee good comfort during your stay. 

Our lodgings have been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your hiking route in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route.

Our team checks the quality "in situ" of all the accommodation offered. 

Accomodation in Porto Covo

Porto Covo

Accomodation in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Vilanova de Milfontes

Accomodation in Almograve


Accomodation in Odeceixe


Since we work with quality accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name will be given 30 days before the start of the trekking route.

Services in your hiking trail in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route

Included services

Accommodation in hotels and country cottages.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Complete itinerary of your trekking route in The Rota Vicentina: coastal route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Baggage transfers according to your itinerary.


Additional services

Additional single room: to consult.

Extra night (breakfast included): to consult.

Private transfer on the first day from Lisbon airport or Faro airport to Porto Covo: to consult.

Private transfer on the last day from Odeceixe to Lisbon airport or Faro airport: to consult.

Travel assistance insurance: 3€ per person and day.

Cancellation insurance: 3€ per person and day.

The 2 dinners are included on days 5 and 6.

This route can only be completed during the months of March to June inclusive, and from September to November, also inclusive.

This route is suitable for solo travellers.

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