Rota Vicentina, along the southern trails

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Caminhada guiada/autoguiada

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There are some precious areas where one can walk freely and get immersed in nature. And this is the perfect tour for it! Discover the secrets of the southwestern coast of the Algarve by doing a self-guided walk between Lagos and Carrapateira, discovering the Natural Park “Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina” and the south part of Rota Vicentina track. This walk will match the future extension of Rota Vicentina to Lagos!

Set off on an adventure and marvel at the views over the sea and at the huge natural and cultural heritage of this area. Along the way you will contemplate the immense blue sea and the colorful geology of the slopes and cliffs, some of them volcanic. You will get across through wild beaches, observe some remains of historical heritage (e.g. ruins of Figueira fortress and Almadena), watch some birds from the region, namely the Peregrine Falcon or the Blue Rock-thrush, visit the southwest point of Europe – the Cape S. Vincent – and walk along the west coast, one of the most beautiful of Europe. We add special places to stay, cozy and comfortable small hotels and guesthouses, and also a great opportunity to taste some local and traditional food!

Highlights

1. Amazing views over the sea
2. Natural e Cultural Heritage
3. Local and tradicional food
4. Colorful geology of slopes and cliffs.
5. Great diversity of birds

 

Summary

  • i034Region:
  • Bordeira/Carrapateira
    Vila do Bispo
    Cabo S.Vicente
    Sagres
    Salema
    Luz
    Lagos

  • i033Languages
  • Portuguese
    English
    Spanish

  • i046 Price:
  • Jan to Mar and Nov to Dec

    Double Room: 630€
    Single Room: 1.115€
    Single Extra: 755€

    Apr to May and Oct

    Double Room: 690€
    Single Room: 1.220€
    Single Extra: 875€

  • i066 What's included
  • Accommodation
    Transfer
    Guide

  • i027 Level of difficulty (physical requirement)
  • includes some activity with light exercise

  • i026Duration
  • > 7 Days

  • i030 Group Size:
  • Min. 2 pax
    Max. 8 pax


  • i049PET FRIENDLY:
  • No

  • i009 BIKE FRIENDLY:
  • No

Description

Day 1 – Transfer from Faro Airport to: Welcome at Faro airport. Transfer to Lagos.

Day 2 –  Lagos >> Burgau (14,5km): The walk starts in Lagos, the city of the Discoveries. It passes near historical buildings, some beautiful beaches (e.g. Dona Ana and Ponta da Piedade) and allows amazing views on the coast and its colorful geology. End of walk in Burgau.

Day 3 –  Burgau >> Zavial (15km): After leaving Burgau, the path follows small tracks on the top of cliffs with great views on the ocean. Dinosaur footprints, old fortress ruins and wild beaches are some things you’ll not forget from this day. End of walk in Zavial.

Day 4 – Zavial >> Sagres (12km): Today’s walk explores an unknown area, near rocky cliffs, small beaches and open fields. Dense Mediterranean vegetation, Martinhal lagoon and beach, Sagres fishing harbor, are some interesting places to visit. End of walk in Sagres.

Day 5 – Sagres >> Cabo de São Vicente >> Vila do Bispo (14km): After leaving Sagres, the path leads you to Cape S. Vincent, an especial place. Also known as Promotorium sacrum. Here ends Rota Vicentina path, but not our walk. Single track to north, by the cliffs. Open fields, steppe birds and pine woods are part of the trip. Ends in Vila do Bispo.

Day 6 – Vila do Bispo >> Carrapateira (22km): Going north, by Rota Vicentina, crossing open fields, small farms and pine woods. Crossing small villages like Pedralva and Vilarinha. In Carrapateira ends the walk. Note the sand dunes also called fossil dunes.

Day 7 – Roundwalk Carrapateira (10km): A roundwalk in Carrapateira, in Rota Vicentina’s Fisherman Trail, allows you to take amazing views on the coast, the sand dunes, the beautiful Amado Beach and also the traditional fishing harbor. A relaxing day, before ending the tour.

Day 8 – Transfer to Faro Airport: Transfer to Faro Airport. End of tour

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