Historical Way

Alentejo Historical Way - 8 days - 6 walks.


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


This programme covers all of the Historical Way stages in the Alentejo. At times, during the six 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.


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.


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.


Or, you could spend 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.


A rest day mid way through the programme at the guest house in São Luis, where you can relax around the pool and take in the views of the "serra".


Combine this programme with one of our Algarve programmes. Discounts available for combined packages!


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:

€505.00 - main programme.

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

€45.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

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

€120 - single room supplement for main programme only.


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

€540.00 - main programme

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

€50.00 - extra night & walk at Odeceixe.

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

€135.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.


€100.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.

Sao Teotonio


What's included.


This package includes: 7 nights bed and breakfast in twin/double room with en suite facilities, 1 evening meal (excluding alcohol) on day two, 6 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.






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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