Porto Covo, 7520, Portugal

Vicentina Travel
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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Porto Covo, 7520, Portugal

Vicentina Travel
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1 review

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

Best coastal views of Rota Vicentina on the SW Coast of Portugal marked trail with support and luggage transfer. Stress-free holidays. Self-guided hiking holiday.


 Stunning Coastal landscapes with cliffs, rivers, valleys, and the great Atlantic

 In small towns and villages, the biggest one has close to 5000 people.

 Great local gastronomy from Alentejo & Algarve Regions

 Walks along the sandy paths of Rota Vicentina

 Desert beaches along the everyday walk (except July and August).


Discovering the Alentejo & Algarve SW coast is an astonishing coastal walking program along Rota Vicentina’s Fishermen’s Trail, in the SW coast of the Alentejo region. Being mostly flat, the challenging factor here will not be elevation but the sandy sections, which will gradually decrease in length as you move South, shade is scarce in some areas, so make sure you are well prepared for the sun exposure. The pristine landscape is a constant along with this 120km/71mi walking program which, being divided into 6 walks, makes the distance covered per day to be around 20km/12.5 mi. A comfortable distance for a broad range of walking expertise.

Self-guided hiking is an adventure without any stress.

You travel where you want, with who you want, and when you want without having to worry about the organization or the logistics.

We live and run our programs in the most beautiful part of Portugal where Rota Vicentina exists.


By booking with a local company you are contributing to a sustainable way of traveling.

What’s included

  • Briefing
    20 minutes talk with us at the first hotel
  • 7 nights B&B
    7 nights using small hotels along the way, always with private bathroom and breakfast included.
  • MAP
    1x Official Map 1:55 000 from the all Rota Vicentina
  • Info Package
    1x package with 1 booklet a day explaing everything you need to know to walk safely during the tour.
  • Restaurant list
    Every day you inform you about the best tradicitonal restaurants
  • Luggage transfer
    Luggage transfer every hiking day, form hotel to hotel.
  • Local support
    from 9am to 6pm, let us know your doubts.

What’s not included

  • Arrival Transport
    Travel to the start of your walk;
  • Departure Transport
    Travel form the end of your walking holiday
  • Insurance
    Being self-guided trip you should make your own Travel insurance
  • Meals
    Meals other than breakfast

Available Packages


Price per person based on double occupancy using a matrimonial or twin beds according to client request.

Deposit: €156

Price per person is based on single occupancy when traveling at least one more participant (ex: 2 people using 2 single rooms).

Deposit: €227

For those who want to hike alone. We are able to assure a hiking holiday just for one person.

Deposit: €239

Available options

Arrival Private transfer from Lisbon
Arrival Private transfer from Faro
Departure Transfer to Lisbon
Departure Transfer to Faro


ITINERARY: Arrival to Porto Côvo

After the Check-in a Vicentina Travel member will provide the briefing to clarify everything related to the tour, after that everything will sound much clearer. All the trails are fully marked, being part of Rota Vicentina’s Historical Way and Fishermen’s Trail.

The best way to reach the starting point is to travel by BUS using Rede Expressos BUS Service, however, we also have private transfers available on request.

Overnight: Porto Côvo

Your Organizer

Vicentina Travel
1 review
We are experts on hiking and cycling holidays in the SW of Portugal, along the Rota Vicentina for INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS. We are founders of this route and based in the area of Vila Nova de Milfontes. Proudly working from the earth of the SW Coast of Portugal. Book locally contributing to a circular economy. 95% of our programs are self-guided, however, we also provide guided (FRENCH, GERMAN, and ENGLISH) and tailor-made programs in this area. Feel free to get in touch! We are proud to share our little SW corner of Europe.


Walking the Rota Vicentina was an experience well worth the effort. We were often on the coast where the scenery was spectacular, the beaches lovely and had mostly cloudless days (late September). The trail varied from being very sandy along cliff tops to rocky paths and roads both gravel and paved. Markings were mostly easy to follow and it was great to arrive (tired) in a different community every night. It felt as though we saw a unique part of Portugal. Our luggage would be waiting for us and we would have had only a small day pack to carry. In the evening It was not difficult to find really good places to eat. Would strongly recommend this trip.
By Penny W for #4 Combined trails - Algarve - Part 2 on Oct 05, 2023