Hiking on the West Coast of Portugal
120 Km along the cliffs, trails only made by foot!
The Beaches of the Vincentine Route are its greatest treasures. Of incredible beauty, they still have their primitive natural surroundings and the tranquility of Nature in its pure state. These trails made by local fisherman to get to the beaches and hot fishing spots are challenging and impressive by the permanent contact with the wild and powerful natural landscape.
Note:. This program was planned for active clients that are able to walk 20 to 22 Km per day.
Not recommended for people with vertigo or fear of heights.
Dificulty level: Moderate to difficult Max distance: 22Km/day
Arrival to Faro airport and transfer to Porto Covo.
Porto Covo – Vila Nova de Milfontes
You will start with one of the best, long and tiring journeys, walking all day in the send and climbing 51 meters. Get amazed by the diversity of beaches such as Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão. (20 Km, 7h, Difficult).
Vila Nova de Milfontes – Almograve
Vila Nova de Milfontes is probably the busiest town along the entire coast. Crossing the bridge you will have amazing
views over Vila Nova de Milfontes. The natural vegetation attracts many different species of birds and small mammals. Walk along the coast (15Km, 5h, Somewhat Difficult).
Almograve – Zambujeira do Mar
This route, where you can appreciate reddish sand dunes is also the unique place in the world where you can see storks nesting on the cliifs. Here you can also see Peregrine Falcon, Jackdaw and Black Redstart. More than twenty species of birds nest in this site. Stop for a few minutes to see the light house of cape Sardão. (22Km, 7h, Somewhat Difficult).
Zambujeira do Mar – Odeceixe
In this trail you can find amazing cliffs made by the decompose plants. After dyeing and decompose, the sandstone shells that
surrounded the roots remain there, hollow, an interesting and intriguing find for any walker. Also you will also find abundant signs of the presence of mammals, especially carnivores living among the dunes, but will be find to see them because most part they are nocturnal. Rabbits are other mammals that build their burrows in the most stable of the sand dunes. (18Km, 7h, Somewhat Difficult).
Odeceixe – Aljezur
Combine the Fisherman trail of Odeceixes Beach with the Historical Trail. Odeceixes beach is astonishing. The initial part of this circuit is side by side with the Seixe river. The wetlands at the mouth of rivers and streams are areas of high productivity, i.e.: they are the breeding place for many miniscule life forms which feed the fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Keep your
adventures joining for the first time the historical route. This walk through the coastal upland crosses farmland growing sweet potatoes, maize, peanuts and tomatoes, interspersed with areas of pine and eucalyptus trees. Follow the historical way till Aljezur.
Odeceixe circuit (7km, 2h, easy) + historical trail (18 Km, 6h, easy)
In a place marked by the strength of legends and the time of the Portuguese conquest of the Moors, this walk is a real trip back in time. The list of occupants of this region is extensive and includes Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs. But the highlight of this circuit is the dune vegetation that includes aromatic shrubs (such as thyme, amaranth, rosemary, myrtle and French lavender), medicinal and edible plants (such as wild asparagus, rock roses, cytinus hypocistic, crowberries and Genista tridentata) and endemic and rare plants (such as Cistus palhinhae, Thymus camphorates or Linaria ficalhoana). You can decided to return to the hotel by foot using the historical Trail or by transfer (not included). (if you consider to return
than you will walk 22 Km, 7h, Somewhat difficult).
Check Out and transfer to Faro airport
7 nights on the best creative rural Houses with breakfast sharing twin room
7 pic nic lunch
Luggage transfer between Accommodations
Transfer from and to Faro airport
Map and Tour Guide
Price per person/package as from 695€
Flights not included.
The Algarve is widely known for the beauty of its beaches, the excellent sunny days and mild climate. But along with all this there is also an Algarve still hidden, with natural parks where you can admire species of little known birds. Where you can find tracks by the sea and in the interior where few go, where there are still ancient traditions and you can learn to live healthy and joyous rhythm even if it is only during the holidays.
We selected the best specialists in different areas to work with us and we offer you a complete product, that has been tested so that customers can have great vacation. In the comfort of your home you can select dates and programs that we have set for your holiday. You can even organize a group of friends and suggest your own dates to do a program together.
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