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Dates
6 nights, 7 Days
Duration
3/5
Level
Alentejo
Location

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.

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1

Discover the Fishermen Trail – 10km

We will leave Lisbon at 10am in the morning and ride towards Porto Covo, where our trail starts. We will hike a sandy trail along the dunes and beaches of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão and discover small deserted coves. We will spend the night in the resort town of Vila Nova de Milfontes.
2

Vila Nova de Milfontes - Almograve – 11km

We will cross the Mira River by boat and soon hike through agricultural fields along the coastline. We will take a chance to walk on the beach during low tide. We will hike on top of the cliffs following the fishermen´s trail, observing local faune and flora and start to see many nests of different species of swifts.
3

Almograve - Entrada da Barca – 18 km

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. We will pass by the Cape Sardão and spend more time watching the birds, as it is their favourite nesting spot.
4

Zambujeira do Mar – Brejão - 16km

We will start from Zambujeira do Mar, well known by surfers and walk on the coast passing some small streams where we might have to take off your shoes. We will appreciate stunning views at the beaches of Alteirinho, Carvalhal and Machados.
5

Brejão – Odeceixe - 16km

We will walk from our lodging to the coast, passing by agricultural fields and small woods. We will pass by Amalia beach, named after the famous Fado singer as she had her house there. We will have lunch at the natural fishing harbour of Azenha and soon reach Ponta em Branco with outstanding views at Odeceixe and its river.
6

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.
7

Farewell Alentejo

Our trip has come to an end, after breakfast, it´s time to say goodbye and head back to Lisbon.
Vicentina Trail: Portugal best coastal hiking
Vicentina Trail: Portugal best coastal hiking
Vicentina Trail: Portugal best coastal hiking
Vicentina Trail: Portugal best coastal hiking
Vicentina Trail: Portugal best coastal hiking