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The landscape is flat and the vegetation low, today you will be walking towards the south westernmost point of Continental Europe, where you have a small but excellent Museu dos Faróis, showcasing Sagres role in Portugal’s maritime history! This is a historical place where one can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Beyond here only the immense Atlantic Ocean remains a point of passage, arrival and encounters.

DESCRIPTION

TRIP INFORMATION

The historical wild coast step by step

Discover a wild scrubby expanse of low hills and wave-pounded cliffs. This program will take you through miles and miles of golden beaches, authentic rural life, fishing communities and old villages that seem to be lost in time. Here, life rolls at a tread pace where in each step you collect an experience and in each scenery a history to be part of you. Some typical and charming accommodations will be oasis to recharge your batteries for next adventures and the gastronomy a must each and every day!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Portugal

PRICES

TOUR MAP

MATINHA to

VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES

As you leave Matinha you will go through a beautiful natural forest, let your senses enjoy the perfume of wild herbs such as lavender, thyme, calamintha or rosemary. Approaching the coast you will walk on the coastal plain, find some ground nesting birds and the famous white stork. Some old fortresses might be interesting, when you imagine they were use to defend the coast from pirates! To finish the day climb up the cliffs and explore the beaches of Aivados, Malhão and small deserted coves until Vila Nova de Mil Fontes town.

VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES to ALMOGRAVE

Today your adventure starts to go south, crossing the river Mira and pass some agricultural areas. On taking part of this experience, you will be invited to experience the nature with your deepest senses. Over the place where the river meets the ocean, get inspired by wonderful views of the Mediterranean plants, herbs and their smells. Also roam free as the birds species over your head, count dozens of storks nests on the rocks and finally arrive in Longueira beach. Today have a good rest.

ALMOGRAVE to TOURIL

The hike today will take you to the old lighthouse of Cape Sardão, illuminating adventure sailors since 1915. the magnificent view will astound you while invite to the perfect connection between ocean and land. On your way pass through beautiful points as the fishing port of Lapa das Pombas where they still use traditional techniques and the beach of Almograve. This experience will make you want to leave safe harbor, but only to take shelter on the lovely Touril Guest House.

TOURIL to BREJÃO

BREJÃO to ODECEIXE

It is a journey through time, local culture and nature trails. The sound of the ocean is magic. The smell is fresh. The rocks are engraved with signs of time and the birds remember how life can be so simple. As you reach Odeceixe cross the river which separates the two southernmost regions of Portugal, Alentejo and Algarve. This place will mark the end of the program, it is time to celebrate with a great dinner in the village. Enjoy!

ODECEIXE to ROGIL

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ROGIL to ALJEZUR

Today you cross several agricultural fields, some of sweet potato of course! And then follow a dirt road getting close to the Ocean. Awaiting you will be the beautiful beach and valley of Amoreira. Nevertheless there is still a last surprise for the day, Aljezur and it Moorish castle! This city founded by the Arabs on the 10th century and has an impressive archeologic site. Explore like a conqueror and go all the way up to the castle – the view is mesmerizing.

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ROGIL to ALJEZUR to ARRIFANA

This day starts with a short transfer to the beach of Monte Clérigo from where your walk goes by the coast, passing by the mythical Ponta da Atalaia, a fantastic promontory where we can see many ruins of an ancient Moorish fortress. The trail after this point carry on along the top of the cliffs with mediterranean bushland, aromatic plants and coastal dunes. Touch the nature step by step and then have a great rest in beautiful village of Arrifana.

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ARRIFANA to CARRAPATEIRA

Feel the power of the sea breaking over ancient cliffs and quiet sandy-stony beaches. Take your camera because you will need it in Canal beach when you see Pedra da Agulha, a gorgeous stone in the ocean. In a succession of hills and valleys you pass over the most aggressive and inaccessible side of this coastal area. End up at the white washed village Carrapateira, where history speaks through the fortress built with defensing purposes, still in the portuguese discoveries era.

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CARRAPATEIRA to PEDRALVA

On this day between ocean and land the rural atmosphere will conquer your heart. On the steepest slopes you can admire the natural vegetation, virtually untouched by man with dense undergrowth arbutus and dozens of local plans and herbs. Soon you arrive to one of the most interesting places and accommodations. Pedralva is a little village a few years ago nearly deserted and now revived as charming guest house hamlet, keeping the original design together with charm and tradition.

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PEDRALVA to VILA DO BISPO

After a great breakfast the day starts smooth crossing some forest and open land areas. Later by the beaches of Barriga, Cordoama and Castelejo the biodiversity is all around with reptiles, birds, mammals and amphibious. In the end you will arrive at Vila do Bispo town with traditional architecture, religious structures and the exploitation of natural resources. The local products, fruits and fresh fish are for daily for sale on the municipal market, take a look and get some goodies for the next trip.

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VILA DO BISPO to SAGRES

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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.

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Start your walk side by side with the river Seixe and the wetlands until you get to Odeceixe beach. The trail over the ocean will let you wander and offer superb views of the beach. Close to the end cross inland to-wards João Roupeiro Hamlet. All adventurers need good food and the most famous sweet potato in the world is here, from the main dishes to the regional pastry the options are endlessly delicious.

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

11 - 25 km

Trip Duration

14 days & 13 nights

Daily Elevation

200 - 600 meters

FROM

1.329 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

14 days | 13 nights

 

START | END

Matinha | Sagres

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

11 / 25 km per day

 

ROUTE

Off road tracks on the cliffs and inland

 

PROFILE

Most single track between coastal valleys, hills and beach

  • Fisherman villages and traditional techniques

  • Coastal architecture and archeologic sites

  • Dune vegetation and biodiversity

  • South western most point of Europe

Self-Guided

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2017

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

On your first day our Guide pick you up at airport and Portugal welcomes you in the best way possible. Arriving in the middle of the Costa Alentejana your accomodation in Herdade da Matinha invites you to the true luxury. You might enjoy the silence, the swimming pool or the delicous meals at the restaurant.

After a delicious breakfast, another brilliant day of shaped cliffs, desert beaches and unforgettable golden colors. Heading first to the town of Zambujeira do Mar you will not be disappointed with the track. Go back in time when you meet Entrada da Barca, a local fishing port and be de-lighted with the empty coast leading you to desert places with nearly no access. Explore! In the end of the day enjoy a delicious fishmeal of the local fish such as sea bass, sea bream or grey bream, at Brejão

THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL 

Herdade da Matinha

Day

1

Day

2

Casa do Adro

Inland Hike Day

25Km +400 m

Longueira GH

Day

3

Day

4

Herdade do Touril

Coastal Hike Day

18 Km +350 m

Coastal Hike Day

15km +300 m

Casa da Seiceira

Day

5

Day

6

Casas do Moinho

Coastal Hike Day

12Km +300m

Coastal Hike Day

15 Km +350m

Alcatruz House

Day

7

Day

8

Vicentina Aparthotel

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

11Km +300m

Coastal Hike Day

12Km +300m

Herdade do Monte

Day

9

Day

10

Pensäo das Dunas

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

20Km +500m

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

16 Km +400m

Pedralva Slow Hotel

Day

11

Day

12

Mira Sagres

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

19Km +600m

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

18Km +400m

 

Memmo Baleeira

Day

13

Day

14

Coastal & Inland Hike Day

14Km +200m

(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. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.08.

1.329 €

+ 539 €

1.439 €

+ 609 €

1.579 €

+ 709 €

1.649 €

+ 769 €

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13 nights lodging on Comfort | 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/FAO

 

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 2017

(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. - 29.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.06. - 29.08.

2.009 €

+ 539 €

2.199 €

+ 609 €

2.299 €

+ 709 €

2.399 €

+ 769 €

YOUR PARTY IS LESS THAN 6 PEOPLE

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OPTIONAL SERVICES

Luggage transfer during tour (up to 4 person)

 

GPS (each)

+ 375€

 

+ 95€

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