Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

Vicentina Travel
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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

Vicentina Travel
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1 review

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

 This program combines the historical and the fishermen´s routes of Rota Vicentina, providing the best hiking experience with a lot of diversity along the way. It starts inland and it reaches the coastline after 3 walking days. If seeking the best of both worlds, this is the solution, once it will take a journey of non-tourist places to beautiful coastal villages and landscapes. This tour´s possible to extend South, heading the very Southern corner of Europe the mythical Cape of Saint Vincents which provides the name of this route. Self-guided hiking is an adventure without any stress.

You travel where you want, with whom 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 meeting at the first hotel with our local guide.
  • 7 nights B&B
    7 nights bed and breakfast using local owned accommodations, small hotels and guesthouses, all with private bathroom.
  • Map & Guidebook
    information package including daily booklets with techincal information + file with contents per day.
  • 1 Dinner
    Second night on this program includes dinner. However, dinks are not included.
  • Luggage transfer
    all our programs include luggage service from hotel to hotel.
  • Local Support
    Use our guide to clarify any doubt you may have, using SMS, personally at the briefing or using whatsapp.
  • GPX files
    perfect to be used in any cell phone, providing another funny way to discover the area.

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport
    Travel to the start and from the finish of your walk;
  • Transfers not mentioned
  • Meals
    Meals other than breakfasf

Available Packages


Double or Twin bedroom with private bathroom in Bed and Breakfast basis

Deposit: €162
Deposit: €237
SOLO Traveler

 Single room with a private bathroom in Bed and Breakfast basis - traveling alone.

Deposit: €266

Available options

Arrival Transfer - Lisbon to Santiago

from Lisbon Airport or city center to Santiago (1h30-2h)

Arrival transfer - Faro to Santiago

from Faro City or airport to Santiago do Cacém (2h)

Departure transfer - Zambujeira to Faro

 from Zambujeira do Mar to Faro City or airport to (1h30-2h) 

Departure transfer - Zambujeira - Lisbon

Private transfer from your hotel back to Lisbon center or airport.


Arrival to Santiago do Cacém

Briefing at the Hotel

Arriving in Santiago do Cacém, situated inland of Alentejo’s coast is well worth exploring, it is an interesting town, a passage point for walkers since the medieval age, it is nowadays the council’s head office; great panoramic views over the city and towards the hill with the castle and city’s church on top. Now we also have 90% of our routes marked on the field in Costa Vicentina Route, this way you can get more of all this hiking and exploring experience.

Overnight: Santiago do Cacém

Meals included: Breakfast

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