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TRIP INFORMATION

All set in the interior of Alentejo, the local people, the simple and authentic lifestyles all deeply connected to the land and the agricultural way of life, make the “Rota Vicentina Alentejo” a beautiful and delightful option for a long course trail.

At the same time the patrimony and popular architecture will make a travel through time, passing by the main towns and villages in a rural itinerary with several centuries of history.

Together with delicious gastronomy and perfect wines from the region!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR MAP

Portugal

PRICES

THE ITINERARY

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DEPARTURE  

On this last day take your breakfast with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Then comes the time to say goodbye and we will pick you up at the hotel, according your demanding schedule.

Welcome to the most charming countryside

Today get ready to immerse yourself in a different and vibrant Alentejo that will reveal itself before your eyes. With refreshing water streams and ponds along the way, take a real swim in Pego das Pias place. Ribeira do Torgal is the protagonist of valuable species. Later arriving in Odemira that is one of the most coveted towns in Portuguese history, you might admire examples and features of architecture and surrender to the simple pleasures of life and local gastronomy.

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

11- 27 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

100 - 450 meters

FROM

969 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

Santiago do Cacém | Odeceixe

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

11—27 km/ day

 

ROUTE

Off road tracks inland, double track roads

 

PROFILE

Dirty roads, valleys and some hilly sections

  • Historical villages and national heritage

  • Unique nature trails and biodiversity

  • Alentejo best wine region

  • Charming Guest Houses

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Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

Available upon request

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

SANTIAGO DO CACÉM

to MONTE DO XISTO

Ready to start your first day of adventure? This place holds a strong connection to the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and so it will be from here that we will initiate our trip through the Rota Vicentina. The path is mainly rural with beautiful trails through cork oak forests. Enjoy the golden path, the infinite landscape and play with the horizons’ perspectives. In the end of the day enjoy a delicious meal while recharging batteries for tomorrow.

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Arriving to the airport our Guide will welcome you with great pleasure and drive to Santiago do Cacém, where you will spend next two nights. This is emblematic town since 1186 and the birthplace of great Portuguese poets, musicians, painters and scientists that departed throughout the world. Enjoy your stay and explore the surroundings.

ARRIVAL 

Monte do Xisto

Day

1

Day

2

Monte do Xisto

Inland Hike Day

21km +300m

MONTE DO XISTO to MATINHA

Continuing the delightful countryside route you will pass some small agricultural properties. Soon the dam of Campilhas will be on your way, since 1954 sustains diverse ecosystems among fish, mammals, birds or insects. There you will find a great contrast between the green fields and the blue water. The guest house of Matinha is unique charming place, enjoy the night looking at the dark sky full of stars.

MATINHA to SÃO LUIS

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Take a powerful breakfast because today you will hike one of the most hilly sections, with long ascent segments and harsh irregular terrain. Half way through the route you will find Rocha de Água d'Alte, a beautiful and unexpected waterfall. Close to the highest point of Alentejo you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the infinite plains. Close to the sky listen the silence, let your imagination flow and celebrate such beautiful landscape.

Herdade da Matinha

Day

3

Day

4

Boutique Hotel Naturarte

Inland Hike Day

18km +450m

Inland Hike Day

22km +350m

PASTOGAL to ODEMIRA

ODEMIRA to CERRO DA BORREGA

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Start your adventure close to the riverside, where maybe you have the chance to see an otter. Odemira is located in the hydrographical basin of the river Mira, which follows the valley until the Atlantic. While in the forest area find straberry tree, the typical tree which come from the famous medronho fire water. You must try it! Find some in the next village right before your resting place for today at the Cerro da Borrega Guest House.

Quinta do Chocalhinho

Day

5

Day

6

Cerro da Borrega Guest House

Coastal Hike Day

26km +300m

Inland Hike Day

27km +300m

CERRO DA BORREGA

to ODECEIXE

07. Casas do Moinho

Here it comes a memorable hiking day along inhospitable trails covered with well-preserved native vegetation and the seaside close by. While enjoying the view over the ocean let your senses be swept away by the scents of the aromatic herbs. Soon you must cross the river Seixe which is a significant moment regarding Alentejo and Algarve regions are separated by it. This place is a wonder, as well the accommodation for today in the middle of Odeceixe village. Walk around the small center and meet the local people.

Casas do Moinho

Day

7

Day

8

Coastal Hike Day

11km +100m

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.08.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.09.

969 €

+ 399 €

1.029 €

+ 424 €

1.099 €

+ 449 €

1.179 €

+ 499 €

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"ROTA VICENTINA" BY ALENTEJO

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7 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

Breakfast included

 

Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel, followed by Tour briefing

 

Transfer from last Hotel to Airport LIS

 

Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

Pre departure Information Pack

 

Tour Information

 

Information Book (includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps, GPS Device Quick Manual)

delivered at departure day at location

 

GPS Track

 

Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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TRIP PRICE PER PERSON

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 26.03.

28.10. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.03. - 06.04.

16.04. - 26.05.

29.09. - 27.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

07.04. - 15.04. (Easter)

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 29.08.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.09.

Guided

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1.299 €

+ 399 €

1.399 €

+ 424 €

1.499 €

+ 449 €

1.699 €

+ 499 €

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

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OPTIONAL SERVICES

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

 

GPS (each)

+ 199€

 

+ 75€

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