7 nights
77 mls (km)
South West Portugal
Jan to Jul, Sep to Nov

Explore Pristine Coastline and Portugal’s Best Kept Secret

  • One of Europe’s best preserved coastlines
  • Enjoy fresh delicious seafood daily
  • High-quality accommodation
  • Quiet and traditional Portuguese villages
  • Rare and unique birds and animals
  • The largest number of priority plant species in Portugal
  • Part of the GR path network (GR-11)

Why The Rota Vicentina

This walk will take you across sand dunes, over wild clifftops, along pristine creamy white beaches and through idyllic hidden coves, before reaching Cape St. Vincent, to the south westernmost point in Europe. As well as beautiful coastline, the National Park is also home to a wonderful array of Mediterranean flora and fauna, whilst keen naturalists may spot a number of rare birds and animals including the fish eagle, white stork and otter.

Algarve & Alantejo map
Our route takes you to the south-westernmost point of Europe from Almograve to Sagres

The Path

Starting in Almograve, this path has been designed to allow you to enjoy the best that the National Park has to offer. As you make your way south along the coastline, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a combination of circular walks that will take you inland, as well as linear walks along the coastline, ensuring a diverse range of landscape. You will pass through the villages of Zambujeira, Odeceixe, and Carrapateira, spending a couple of nights in each village before arriving at your final destination Sagres on the Cape Saint Vincent.

We have planned our walks perfectly to last 4-5 hours each day, leaving you with plenty of time to indulge in the traditionally relaxed Portuguese lifestyle. You will also find that all the walks are perfectly way-marked as they are part of the network Rota Vicentina. The route does include some short but steep sections from beach to cliff, however the majority of the path is flat.

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Our Rota Vicentina Itineraries

  • Almograve to Sagres
    Distance: 77 miles (123.5km)
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £945 pp
    POR-RV1 ~ Almograve to Sagres ~ 7 / 6 classic

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    What's Included:
    6 walking days
    7 nights
    7 breakfasts,
    1 evening meal
    Two sharing ppSolo walkerSingle person (in a group)
    15/01/2024 - 25/03/2024£945£1,380£1,290
    26/03/2024 - 25/05/2024£1,005£1,535£1,435
    26/05/2024 - 25/06/2024£1,060£1,645£1,550
    28/06/2024 - 14/07/2024£1,110£1,755£1,660
    01/09/2024 - 30/09/2024£1,060£1,645£1,550
    01/10/2024 - 27/10/2024£960£1,455£1,360
    28/10/2024 - 30/11/2024£945£1,380£1,290

    • Each day of walking can range in distance from 19km (5.5 hours) to 12.5 km (4 hours). There is an average overall ascent / descent of 150m. Most days include short steep ascents from the beach up to the cliff top, followed by relatively flat terrain.
    • At times, tide levels will affect your route and make it necessary to walk some sections inland.
    • Most of the walks are well way-marked as they are part of the network Rota Vicentina.
  • The price quoted is inclusive of ~
    • 7 nights' bed and breakfast
    • Luggage transfer, transfers to/from the path where necessary
    • Destination Manual and Road Book (route notes) showing directions to your accommodations
    • One evening meal
    • Taxi transfer from Odemira if arriving by bus
    • 24 hour assistance
    Optional extras ~
    • Extra nights in any of hotels
    • Private transfers to or from Faro or Lisbon airports
    • Rest Days ~ please enquire for extra night prices at each location
    • Airport Transfers
    Not included ~
    • Packed lunches are not included but can be ordered either from your accommodations or locally and paid for direct each day
    • Evening meals unless otherwise stated. Local restaurants or in-house meals will be easily accessible on these nights and should be paid for direct
    • Flights
    • Airport Transfers to and from your accommodation

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Rota Vicentina holidays are available to walk January to July, September to November.

    April and May are especially beautiful for wildflowers. Winter is pleasant due to the area’s mild climate, though temperatures can get cold at times and there will be rainy or misty days.

    This holiday does not include flights and walkers will need to arrange their own travel to Portugal. The walk can be reached from either Lisbon or Faro airport. From there, walkers have the option of either using public transport to get to their first night’s accommodation or we can arrange a private transfer from the airport at an additional cost.

    Private transport:

    Taxi transfers can be arranged from/return the airport if required.

    Public transport

    The walk can be reached from either Faro or Lisbon airport using a combination of buses. If you prefer to travel by public transport please enquire and we will be pleased to offer further advice

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    We can organise additional nights/rest days, as well as transport options. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you with your specific requirements. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Rota Vicentina Client Reviews

    4.7/5 based on 9 reviews
    We absolutely loved our walking tour of the Rota, and our experience with Celtic Trails Walking Holidays. The team at Celtic were always very helpful even though we were booking from Canada. I would say that I have complete confidence in booking with Celtic Trails.
    - April 2024
    Everything worked perfectly. Communication during booking was excellent, questions quickly answered and all information was clear.
    - October 2023
    After coming to Europe for many years it was an exceptional treat to have my children with me on the Sintra trip. Celtic did an exceptional job of accommodations and the support arrangements. Thank you.
    - September 2023
    Our experience with Celtic Trails was perfectly wonderful and easy. Much better than other companies - seamless! It gave me time to bond with my daughter.
    - May 2023
    My experience with Celtic Trails was well organised: good accommodation, walking description accurate. We liked the food, the people and most of the terrain. This holiday had a good impact on our well-being, that's why we do them.
    - March 2023
    Very good experience with Celtic Trails. Would recommend.
    - October 2022
    Walking routes and itineraries are good and the service reliable. Spectacular scenery and comfortable weather. As always, a good, long walk has been positive for our mental and physical well-being. Walking as a couple is also great for our marriage.
    - April 2022
    This holiday had a very positive impact on my well-being and health. Walking along the ocean is SO exciting.
    - May 2019
    Celtic Trails were very good - personal service. I most enjoyed the unspoilt scenery and the excellent route marking.
    - October 2018
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    Sample Accommodations

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    Casa Fajara

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    Casas do Moinho

    Please note: exact accommodation booked will depend on availability.