Historical Way

Alentejo Historical Way - 8 days - 6 walks.

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

Rota Vicentina Historical Way

The Alentejano Historical Way.

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 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:

€575.00 - main programme.

€160.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

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

€630.00 - main programme

€195.00 - single room supplement for main programme only.

€105.00 - solo walker supplement in any period.

Rural guest house


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 9km circular walk via 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.


Or, you could spend an extra night at the end of the programme in Odeceixe to be able to take a 15km circular walk taking in the award winning beach.

€45.00 lower season or €50.00 higher season, per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room.


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".


€35.00 lower season or €45.00 higher season, per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room.

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.

Rota Vicentina walking holiday

What's included.

The standard 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.

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

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