Transfer from either Lisbon or Faro airports to arrive at your
hotel on the Mira estuary in the town of Vila Nova de Milfontes.
You have time to relax, enjoy dinner or explore this beautiful
Today's walking begins your exploration of this wonderful coastline.
You pass along the cliff tops and over small dunes as the trail
follows the jagged coastline replete with small coves and sandy
beaches. Tonight is spent in a cosy rural guesthouse.
You continue south along the coast as
the trail affords you the opportunity to see sea-birds nesting
along the clifftops. In addition to the normal gulls you may
be lucky to catch cliff-nesting storks or the beautiful peregrine
falcon. You continue on past the tiny fishing port of Entrada
da Barca and on to the bay of Zambujeira do Mar. Staying the
night in Zambujeira you can sample the local cuisine in the town's
restaurants and perhaps enjoy locally caught sea bass or bream.
Continuing to follow the coast you head on to Carvalhal Bay and
start to leave the rocky coves behind as you drop down to the
sandy estuary at the town of Odeceixe. It is at this point that
you briefly enter the greater Algarve region and spend tonight
in a traditional Pensão guesthouse.
Heading east you turn away from the coast and into the low rolling
hill country of the interior. You pass along easy paths through
a traditionally farmed landscape to finish in the market town
of São Teotonio and your guesthouse for tonight.
You continue in a generally north-easterly direction as you forge
further into the interior - walking amongst the cork oaks of
the low hills. You then follow the course of a minor river to
descend to the town of Odemira on the banks of the River Mira.
Your accommodation tonight is in the centre of this small country
Today you have a long but easy walk - but you can also elect
to shorten it with a road transfer if you wish. Leaving Odemira
you follow the course of the River Mira as it heads back to the
Atlantic. Along the way you pass smallholdings and sleepy villages
such as Troviscais and Vale Bejinha (with its windmill still
in operation). You finish the day by rounding the bay to return
to where you started - and a well-earned rest in Vila Nova de
The tour is completed following your breakfast in Vila Nova de
7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our partner
hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite facilities).
Transfer to/from either Faro or Lisbon airports
or rail stations at both start and end of the tour. Please contact
us for transfers from further afield.
Meals on this holiday consist of a breakfast each
day, and one evening meal (on the evening of arrival). A list
of recommended local restaurants is also supplied on arrival
enabling you to knowledgeably sample the local specialties of
traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed
daily route notes, and map(s).
For more information on Alentejo visit the official
Portugal Tourism website at www.portugal.org.
Flight schedules and information on Faro
Flight schedules and information on Lisbon
For information on trains to the area, visit the Caminhos
de Ferro Portugueses site.
The price for the Alentejo self-guided
tour is £655 Sterling (approx $1,075 US Dollars or €735
Euro) per person sharing.
- 7 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our
approved partner hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite
- Airport or railway station transfers to/from Faro and Lisbon
are included. Please contact us for separate pricing of transfers
to/from other airports or locations.
- Meals consist of a breakfast each day, and one evening meal
- Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily
route notes, and map(s).
Single supplement -
Single occupancy (if accompanying a party) at £150
Lone traveller supplement - Travelling
alone (not with a party) at £195. Note
that this is in place of the single supplement (not in addition
You can start your self-guided tour on any day
that you wish throughout the season - however we do not normally
accommodate bookings in July and August due to the Portuguese
holidays. Please phone if you are trying to book a holiday in
this period. Please complete a booking
form, or contact us to arrange.