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Alentejo & Costa Vicentina Inn to Inn Walking Holiday

From ancient castles and cork oak forests, to empty beaches and clifftop trails, this relaxing route plots a peaceful path clear across southern Portugal.

From the green hills of the Spanish border to the clear blue ocean of the Atlantic coast, this exclusive walking holiday uses strategic road transfers and five outstanding day walks to carry you over 300 kilometres south-west across Portugal. Enjoy the full contrasts of this beautiful land, on foot, and let us take care of the practicalities.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in the rural Alentejo

On arrival in Lisbon, you are met by one of our team for your transfer east to the beautiful Alentejo countryside. Once settled in, your guide will run you through the week ahead.
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Day 2 - Walk through the Montado forest

Start walking today along the rolling terrain of rural Alentejo, discovering its rich and peaceful 'montado' landacapes of open cork and evergreen oak forests.
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Day 3 - Reach the hilltop fortress of Marvão

Follow ancient paths to the hilltop village of Marvão, surrounded by meadows punctuated by giant cork oaks. Walk into the town through the fortified walls for amazing views over the plains below.
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Day 4 - Walk to Castelo de Vide

Descend from the hilltop fortress of Marvão along a centuries-old path through chestnut and oak forests to reach Castelo de Vide, a town full of history and with a slow Portuguese pace of life.
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Day 5 - Explore Évora with your guide

This morning transfer to Évora, where your guide unlock the secrets of this fascinatingly historic city, from the old Roman Temple to the eery but moving Chapel of Bones.
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Day 6 - Reach the rugged Costa Vicentina

Travel by private taxi out to the wild, dramatic and beautiful Atlantic coast. This afternoon, walk from the Cape Sardao lighthouse for wonderful views over the beaches of the Costa Vicentina.
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Day 7 - Walk along the Rota Vicentina

Follow the old fishermen trails of the 'Rota Vicentina' from Odeceixe beach towards Zambujeira, passing some of perhaps the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

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