Castle to Cape - Coastal

From Castle to Cape - 15 days - 13 walks.

Self-guided walking on  the Rota Vicentina from Santiago do Cacém Castle  to Cape St Vincent via the Fishermen's Trail.


From Castle to Cape via the coast.

This programme offers a mix of both the Historical Way and the Fishermen's Trail. At times, during the first three days in the serra, you will be tempted by the views of the Atlantic as the trail meanders through the forests, before experiencing the whole of the Fishermen's Trail in the south west Alentejo, which for the most part follows  paths that have been used by local fishermen for generations to reach the best spots for line fishing from the cliffs.

After the sleepy inland Alentejano villages, the route passes through several seaside villages before covering all six "Coastal Circuits" on the Algarve's west coast.

The trail itself  is an incredible sensory  experience, from the sounds of the birds and the  vast Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocks, abundant plant life  with a multitude of colours, shades and fragrances and varied geological phenomenon. The forests  display the changing colours of the cork oak trees and  the flowers and fruits of the strawberry tree.

Walking. Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained marked walking trails and partly on forest paths.  On the coastal trails there is a considerable amount of dune walking. Daily walking times are max. 7 hours.


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An extra night at Santiago do Cacém, before the start of the main walking programme, is recommended. This will give you the opportunity to visit the town's castle and stroll around the historic centre at leisure, as well as take a circular walk to the ruins of the Roman town of Mirobriga.


Rest days can be arranged at any location.

Spend one or more nights in Lagos at the end of the programme.


Private transfers from regional airports can be arranged. Prices available on request.

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Prices 2019.

Per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room.

From 10 February to 23 May and from 1 October to 30 November:

€1030.00 - main programme.

€30.00 - extra night & walk at Santiago do Cacém.

€315.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

24 May to 30 June, 8 - 30 September and Easter holiday period 11  to 22 April:

€1120.00 - main programme

€30.00 - extra night & walk at Santiago do Cacém.

€355.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

€255.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.

Stork and chicks

What's included.

This package includes: 14 nights bed and breakfast in twin/double room with en suite facilities, 1 evening meal (excluding alcohol) on day two, 13 simple packed lunches + 1.5 l of water each day, baggage transfers during tour, emergency support phone line, 4x4 emergency support vehicle, obligatory personal accident insurance and walk information pack provided by Ramblin'tejano, our licenced recreational activities operator in Portugal.


Excluding: flights, airport transfers (unless requested), travel insurance, dinners, other drinks, personal expenses and gratuities.


Omissions or exclusions from this list does not infer that such items are included.

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