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Self-guided walking on the Rota Vicentina Fishermen's Trail from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Aljezur at a more relaxed pace.
Itinerary (click walk name to view gallery).
Day one: Arrival in the Alentejo. You will spend the night at a small hotel/guesthouse close to the castle in Vila Nova de Milfontes with views over the river estuary. A member of our team will meet you early in theevening for a briefing.
Day two: Commence along the Fishermen's Trail on a 15.5km (3½ - 5 hours) walk to Almograve, where you will spend the next two nights at a delightful guest house, with swimming pool, situated just behind the sand dunes. This walk can be shortened to 11km (3 - 3½ hours) by taking a taxiboat across the river.
Day three: After breakfast you will be transferred to the village of Cavaleiro, from where you will walk 10km (3 - 3½ hours) north to Almograve along the Fishermen's Trail.
Day four: After breakfast you will be transferred to the village of Cavaleiro, from where you will walk 12km (3 - 3½ hours) to Zambujeira do Mar along the Fishermen's Trail passing the historic lighthouse at Cabo Sardão, where storks' nests can be seenfrom the cliff tops. You will spend the next two nights at a small guest house close to the village centre.
Day five: After breakfast you will be transferred to the village of Azenha do Mar, from where you will walk 9.5km (3 - 3½ hours) north to Zambujeira do Mar along the Fishermen's Trail.
Day six: After breakfast you will be transferred to the village of Azenha do Mar, from where you will walk 9km(3 - 3½ hours) to Odeceixe continuing along the cliff tops, through the sand dunes to reach the majestic Ponta em Branco, with views over Odeceixe beach and estuary and southwards along the western Algarve coast. You will spend the night at a small guest house close to the river in Odeceixe.
Day seven: A 15 km (4 hours / easy) hike starting from the centre of the village to take the Fishermen's Trail to Rogil .You will spend the night at a family owned hotel in the centre of the village.
Day eight: A 15 km (4½ hours / easy) walk continuing on the Historical Way to join the Amoreira beach circuit and then further to Aljezur. You will spend the night at a delightful hotel/guest house with swimming pool situated close to the centre of the village.
Day nine: After breakfast depart from Aljezur.
General advice and information.
All of the coastal trails involves a significant amount of walking on soft sand. For walkers unaccustomed to walking on sand, the trails can be quite tiring. We have not stated any difficulty levels for this programme as the lengths of each stage has been reduced against the usual distances, which we hope makes them more manageable.
At several points along the coast, the trail passes quite close to cliff edges. Therefore we do not recommend these walks for persons who truly suffer from vertigo.
Whilst late March until early June is the most popular period for this trail, due to the abundant spring flowers and the nesting storks, in the autumn there is still an array of different colours and fragrances to experience.
For a stress-free start to your travel, arriving at the start point by early evening on day one is recommended.
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