Historical Way Plus

 

Ramblin'trails

 

 

Ramblin'trails

Carefree self-guided walking and geocaching holidays with a personal touch.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Historical Way Plus - 9 days - 7 walks.

 

Self-guided walking on the Rota Vicentina from Santiago do Cacém to Odeceixe via Porto Covo.

Signage

 

Itinerary (click walk name to view gallery).

 

Day one: Arrival in the Alentejo. Overnighting in the town of Santiago do Cacém at a guesthouse close to the historical centre and the northern starting point of the Rota Vicentina.

 

Day two: Welcome meeting after breakfast at your guest house before the first walk from Santiago do Cacém to Vale Seco. A 21 km (6 -7 hours) walk along a stage of the Historical Way through the hills between Santiago do Cacém and Vale Seco. Your accommodation for the night is in the converted mill buildings of the 19th century twin windmills, Moinhos do Paneiro, directly on the trail.

 

Day three: Vale Seco to Cercal do Alentejo. A 20 km (5 - 5½ hours) walk passing Campilhas Dam & Reservoir on what is considered to be the most arrid stage of the Historical Way. The night will be spent at an art nouveau style guesthouse in the centre of the village.

 

Day four: Cercal do Alentejo to Porto Covo das Bandeiras. An 18 km (4½- 5 hour) walk along a stage connecting the Historical Way to the Fishermen's Trail. The night will be spent at a small inn in the main street off the village square.

 

Day five: Porto Covo das Bandeiras to Vila Nova de Milfontes. A 20 km (6-7 hours) hike starting from the northernmost point of the Fishermen's Trail. You will spend the night at a small hotel close to the castle with views over the river estuary.

 

Day six: Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve. A 15 km (4½-5 hours) easy walk continuing on the Fishermen's Trail along the coast. You will spend the night at a delightful guest house situated just behind the sand dunes.

 

Day seven: Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar. A 21km (6-7 hours) walk heading south from Almograve. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the village centre

 

Day eight: Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe. An 18 km (5½-6 hours) walk along a coastal path to the Algarve village of Odeceixe. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the village centre.

 

Day nine: After breakfast, depart from Odeceixe.

Hotel pool

 

Options.

 

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.

 

Or, you could spend an extra night at Odeceixe to be able to take a 13km 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.

 

A rest day mid way through the programme at the hotel in Vila Nova de Milfontes, where you can relax around the pool or on the terrace and take in the views of the Mira estuary.

 

Additional rest days can be arranged at any location.

 

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

 

 

convent ruins

 

Prices 2017.

 

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

From 15 February to 31 May and from 1 October to 30 November:

€520.00 - main programme.

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

€35.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

€30.00 - extra night with rest day at Vila Nova de Milfontes.

€20.00 - seaview & balcony upgrade for 2 nights in Milfontes.

€125.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

June, September and Easter/May Day periods 11 April - 18 April and 27 April - 1 May:

€560.00 - main programme.

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

€40.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

€35.00 - extra night with rest day at Vila Nova de Milfontes.

€25.00 - seaview & balcony upgrade for 2 nights in Milfontes.

€110.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

 

£90.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.

 

Click here for current prices in GBP.

 

Stork and chicks

 

What's included.

 

This package includes: 8 nights bed and breakfast in twin/double room with en suite facilities, 1 evening meal (excluding alcohol) on day two, 7 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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