Each day breakfast will be taken in the Hotel before leaving for the day’s program.
We will usually leave the Hotel between 9.00 am and 9.30am.
On our return to the Hotel each day we will have time to relax and change before dinner which is usually taken at 7.30pm.
Each evening the guide will give a preview of the next day’s program.Day’s program is subject to alteration due to weather and local conditions.
Arrival to S. Teotónio
Transfer by road from airport to hotel.
S. Luis to Odemira Walk (historical way)
This is the lush section of the trail, where a different, green and vibrant Alentejo reveals itself before your eyes, with refreshing water streams and ponds. Much of the route follows the Ribeira do Torgal where forests of valuable species such as ash, willow and alder clothe the banks of the streams. Birds and mammals are abundant in the area. We may well find evidence of Wild Boar, a species quite common in this region. Amongst the undergrowth there are many scented and medicinal plants, such as Genista tridentata found during spring, Oregano during summer and Wild Asparagus during autumn.
Distance: 14.5km (Opt out at 9km Ascent/descent: +200m/-230 highest point: 113m
Odemira to S Teotónio walk (historical way)
Today we walk one of Rota Vicentina's most accessible sections, given the nature of the track, always wide and with mild ascents and descents. We will walk with the river Mira for company, getting in close contact with the beauty of the inland area of this municipality, between the hills and the sea.
The crystal-clear water in the many streams we cross along the way promote a great variety of fauna and flora from otters to birds and dragonflies.
Distance: 17km (Opt out at 8km Ascent/descent: +200m/-60 highest point: 180m
Circular from hotel walk (historical way)
Our ideally sited hotel is on the Costa Vicentina Historical trail. So today we follow a circular route following both the main & alternative routes of the Historical way through countryside covered with a wide biodiversity of native vegetation. This will be a memorable day where we walk along less used trails bordered by rich native vegetation.
From the top of the hills, we enjoy the views over Odeceixe and the ocean. Along the route one is rarely out of sight or hearing of the many birds that make this countryside their home.
Distance: 16.4km (Opt out at 11km Ascent/descent:+/-300 highest point: 208m
Zambujeira to Odeceixe walk (Fishermen’s trail)
This wonderful coastal walk passes many isolated beaches on the way to Azenha do Mar, a natural fishing harbour. There are outstanding views throughout the walk, particularly over Odeceixe beach as we pass nearby & follow the valley of the river Seixe into the small town of Odeceixe itself.
Distance: 18km (Opt out at 6.5km Ascent/descent:+/-250 highest point: 63m
Ribeira de Seixe walk (Historical & Fishermen’s trail)
On this varied walk we mix the historical & the Fishermen’s trail. The Seixe River and the town beach are good reasons for visiting the Odeceixe area.
The Historical route follows the river Seixe as it meanders past gardens and meadows into the small town of Odeceixe itself. From Odeceixe the Fishermen’s trail passes through a maze of wetlands which provide essential habitat for wildlife & then on towards the sea where the waters from Monchique spill abundantly into the ocean.
We then follow the Fishermen trail south along the coast before turning inland to walk through peaceful farmland.
Distance: 15.5km (Opt out at 8.2km Ascent/descent:+150m/-100 highest point: 101m
Aljezur walk (Historical way/Fishermen’s trail)
This harmonious mix of the Historical & Fishermen’s trails initially crosses pastures and farmland growing sweet potatoes, maize, peanuts and tomatoes, interspersed with areas of pine and eucalyptus trees.
Easy walking underfoot allows us to enjoy the views for miles around with the mountains to the east and the ocean to the west.
Then switching to the Fishermen’s trail, we cross to the beach of Carriagem and follow the coast south to the dramatic mouth of the river Aljezur and the beach of Amoreira finishing in the attractive Moorish town of Aljezur where we have time for a coffee stop and to explore this charming ancient town.
Distance: 15km (Opt out at 9.2km Ascent/descent:+100m/-200 highest point: 114m
At convenient time departure from hotel to Airport.