Castle to Cape - Inland

From Castle to Cape - 13 days - 11 walks.

Self-guided walking on the Historical Way of the Rota Vicentina from Santiago do Cacém Castle  to Cape St Vincent.


From Castle to Cape on the  Historical Way.

This programme covers all of the Historical Way  stages in the Alentejo and Algarve. At times, during the eleven days in the serra, you will be tempted by the views of the Atlantic, as the trail meanders through the forests, river valleys and over the serras,  home to wild boar and mongooses, whilst passing sleepy inland Alentejano villages where life continues at an almost sedentary pace. Once in the western Algarve, the pace  of life is much the same. On the final walk you will reach  Portugal's land's end.

The trail itself  is an incredible sensory  experience, with  abundant animal and 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, vast arrays of white cistus flowers and  the flowers and fruits of the strawberry tree, the fruiy of which is used to make the local firewater, Aguardente de Medronho or the sweet less potent Licor de Medronho.


Walking. Varied walking tour only requiring a good basic fitness level. You walk on well maintained marked walking trails and partly on forest paths. Daily walking times are max. 8 hours.

Pego das Pias


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.


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:

€905.00 - main programme.

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

€35.00 - extra night with rest day at São Luis.

€260.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

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

€995.00 - main programme

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

€45.00 - extra night with rest day at São Luis.

€310.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

€210.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.

Sao Teotonio

What's included.

This package includes: 12 nights bed and breakfast in twin/double room with en suite facilities, 1 evening meal (excluding alcohol) on day two, 11 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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