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 fruit 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

Prices 2021.

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

From 1 February to 20 May (except Easter holiday period) and from 1 October to 15 November:

€1,010.00 - main programme.

€290.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

21 May to 30 June, 12 - 30 September and Easter holiday period 26 March  to 7 April:

€1,140.00 - main programme

€360.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

€220.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.



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.

€40.00 lower season or €50.00 higher season, per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room.

Rest days can be arranged at any location.

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

From €60.00 per person per night B&B based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double marina view room.

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

Sao Teotonio

What's included.

The standard 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*, other dinners, other drinks, personal expenses and gratuities.

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

* Covid-19 Portugal travel insurance available for foreign visitors.

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