Welcome to Portugal

Join Traveleyes as we embark to a first-time destination, as we walk the up and coming trail of the Rota Vicentina in Portugal. Made up of a network of various trails, there is over 450km of land to cover. Our route takes us along the southwest coastline of Portugal, beginning in Brejao and taking us down to Arrifana. We shall pass stunning local beaches, with jaw dropping natural landscapes juxtaposed against the startling blue waters of the ocean. Each day we shall hike across unspoilt coastlines, taking in the dramatic golden dunes and residing in the traditional villages and towns on route.

PLEASE NOTE:

Flights for this trip depart from Gatwick in London but arrive back into Heathrow in London.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the beauty along the coastal route of Portugal
  • Experience the quaint local fishing villages
  • Sample local foods and produce
  • Take in the stunning natural beauty of the coast
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  • Dates & Prices

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    October 6 - October 12, 2019 (7 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £1399 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £999 Book Now

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

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    A wooden walkway leading out to a quite and still beach at sunset
  • Village street with residential buildings in the town of Bordeira near Carrapateira, Municipality of Aljezur, District of Faro, Algarve Portugal

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 1 night hotel accommodation at Casa da Seiceira in Brejao
    • 1 night hotel accommodation at Casa Hospedes Celeste in Odeceixe
    • 1 night hotel accommodation at Hotel Alcatruz in Rogil
    • 1 night hotel accommodation at Vicentina Hotel in Aljezur
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Vale de Telha in Arrifana
    • All breakfasts
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • 5 days guided walking down the Southwest Coast of Portugal
    Rocks against the water, with waves crashing in the background

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Sunday 6th October

Today we arrive into Faro, where we will be met by our guide who will transfer us to Brejao, our base for the evening. As we arrive in the early evening, you may wish for a relaxing night before the weeks’ walking begins tomorrow!

Overnight in Brejao.

Monday 7th October

Today we take a journey through time, local culture and beautiful nature trails on our first full day of walking. As we cross these breathtaking lands, listen to the crashing sounds of the ocean, take in the salty sea air and the gentle chatter of the wildlife. Our journey shall take us to Odeceixe, where we will cross a river that separates the two southernmost regions of Portugal, Alentejo and Algarve. We shall stop here for the day, where we can rest from our travels and enjoy some traditional Portuguese dinner.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Odeceixe.

Tuesday 8th October

We begin our walk today alongside the River Seixe, past the wetlands, until we reach the beautiful Odeceixe beach. Once more we shall find ourselves wandering past tranquil coastlines and outstanding natural beauty. As we continue our journey, we shall cross inland for the final leg of the day towards Joao Roupeiro Hamlet. This area is famed for sweet potato, so be sure to try one of the local delicacies while you recuperate this evening!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Rogil

Wednesday 9th October

Today we travel across many agricultural fields, where the sweet potato this region is known for are grown. We travel down a dirt road until we meet the ocean, where we will be greeted by a tantalising beach and the valley of Amoreira. We shall carry on our journey to Aljezur, home to its Moorish Castle, dating back to the 10th century when Arabs built on the land. Here it now stands as an impressive archaeological site, offering unparalleled views of the land around.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Aljezur.

Thursday 10th October

After a quick transfer to the beach at Monte Clerigo, we begin our day’s walking. Today we shall journey further along the coast, passing sights such as Ponta da Atalaia, where fortress ruins remain. Continuing on this route, we will pass Mediterranean bushland, aromatic flowers and dunes. Later, we shall arrive into Arrifana, our base for the evening.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Arrifana.

Friday 11th October

Today we stay in the same area, to acquaint ourselves with this beautiful location. Beginning on a dirt track, we wander down towards the coast heading to Ponta da Arrifana, passing bays of sparkling blue waters and rugged coastlines. We shall walk along the coast and descend towards the beach, considered to be one of Portugal’s best surfing locations. We’ll continue walking on our loop, the breathtaking countryside our constant companion, until we end back at our starting spot, our hotel. Tonight is our last evening together, so head out for one last local meal as a great way to end this week of activity!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Arrifana.

Saturday 12th October

This morning enjoy your final breakfast before we check out. Our flight is not until this evening so feel free to head into town for one last dose of breathtaking views before we transfer to the airport for our flight home.

Breakfast included.

PLEASE NOTE:

Flights for this trip depart from Gatwick in London but arrive back into Heathrow in London.

A good level of fitness is required for this holiday. Walks will vary from 13km -17km, with many ascents and descents of varying degrees of difficulty on undulating grounds. If you are unsure if you are suitable for this trip, please contact the team in the office before booking!

Single supplement – £200

Please note, we cannot accept land only bookings on this trip and all bookings must be the full package, including flights.