Discover South West Alentejo and Vicentina Nature Park

One of the highlights of the park is the Fishermen Trail. South West Alentejo and Vicentina Nature Park is, all in all, 110 kms of wild coastline and 75 thousand hectares of protected area, comprising diverse habitats, some of them still quite unchanged and untouched, where you will find several species of endemic plants as well as a large number of animal species, particularly amphibians, birds and sea fauna.
The trip starts in Odeceixe, in the Algarve region and soon reaches the Alentejo, heading North, mostly along the coast, following the Fishermen´s trail. The whole trail takes place in the Vicentine Coast Nature Park. We will have the opportunity to discover the night life of Vila Nova de Milfontes, a fancy sea resort where we will stop to enjoy the beach and watersports: kayaking and stand up paddling. The sea will be a great companion, all the way up to Porto Covo. The beaches are of great beauty and almost empty with the exception of some surfers. We will follow the traces of Romans and Celts and visit some of the remains of the the ports of Sines, Pessegueiro, Milfontes and Odemira. We reserve you the best of local gastronomy and accommodation too.

  • Trip:8 days, 7 nights trip
  • Supplied: Guide, Transfers, Insurance, full-board accommodation
    • Day 1: Heading to Odeceixe – Hiking – 11km

We will meet in Lisbon at 2pm and head towards Odeceixe that we will visit after an overview of what is awaiting us for the following days.

    • Day 2: Discovering Odeceixe- 9km

We will follow the Seixe river and discover white and grey herons before we reach the coast and appreciate the shapes that the sea erosion carves into the cliffs. We will go back to Odeceixe following the historical way and the Mira watering channel

    • Day 3: Odeceixe – Zambujeira do Mar – 18km

We will leave Odeceixe with outstanding views at Ponta em branco, the border between the regions of Algarve and Alentejo. We will walk on the beaches of Amália, Machados, Carvalhal and Alteirinho on our way to the natural fishing harbor of Azenha.

    • Day 4: Zambujeira do Mar – Almograve – 22 km

After walking in pine tree forests, we will hike on top of high cliffs that are the nesting site for over twenty species of birds, admire small fishing harbors, reddish sand dunes and smell the scent of pine tree forests.

    • Day 5: Almograve – Vila Nova de Milfontes – 15km

We will hike on top of the cliffs following the fishermen´s trail, observing local faune and flora. We will cross the Mira river by boat and arrive at Vila Nova de Milfontes, one of the most fancy seaside resort of the coast.

    • Day 6: Enjoy SUP and the beach

There is one of the best beach to learn Stand up Paddle in Vila Nova de Milfontes. For sure we will grab this opportunity to enjoy paddleboard in a safe environment. If you prefer, you can just relax on the beach.

    • Day 7: Vila Nova de Milfontes – Porto Covo – 20km

We will hike a sandy trail along the dunes and beaches of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão and discover small deserted coves.

    • Day 8: Porto Covo

After breakfast we will enjoy the fishing village of Porto Covo and soon head back to Lisbon.