Cercal Circular

Cercal Circular - 11 days - 9 walks.


Self-guided walking on the Rota Vicentina starting and finishing in Cercal do Alentejo.


This programme offers a mix of both the Historical Way and the Fishermen's Trail. At times, during the first four 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 which are bustling resorts in the hot summer months, offering a number of "Blue Flag" beaches and a host of nautical activiites, before a brief return to the tranquility of the interior.


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.


Cork oak tree




An extra night at Odeceixe to be able to take a 15km circular walk from the village along a short section of the Historical Way and returning to the village via northernmost loop of the Fishermen's Trail in the Algarve.


Rest days can be arranged at any location.


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



Hikers on coast


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:

€655.00 - main programme.

€45.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

€190.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.


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

€700.00 - main programme

€50.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

€220.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.


€150.00 - solo walker supplement in any period



What's included.


This package includes: 10 nights bed and breakfast in twin/double room with en suite facilities, 9 simple packed lunches + 1.5 l of water each walk 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.






What we can offer:


Self-guided walking, trail running or geocaching tours with luggage transfers.


Centre based, self-drive self guided walking holidays.



Tailor-made walking holidays to meet your needs.




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