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Route Characteristics:

Route Profile: Hard.  Most daily distances up to 20 kilometers with slight ups and downs over the course of the day.

Distance:  103 km

Travel Season: Self-Guided: Departures Saturdays from January 8 – December 17, 2023
Guided: Departures on request for two or more people


3* family owned guesthouse with private facilities

In this Portugal Walking Tour you’ll enjoy medieval castled villages, the gorgeous city of Evora and the fabulous Alentejo gastronomy. You’ll be walking on isolated tracks where not a lot of people go, having the feeling that nature is all yours! Then drive to the coast and experience a totally different scenario: the wild Alentejo Coast, one of the most beautiful of the world. You’ll be overwhelmed by the endless views, the rough sea and the contrast between the blue ocean and the colourful rocks. 


Day 1

Arrival in Portugal

Accommodation and dinner at our guesthouse.

Day 2

The Silver Water Aqueduct 14 km + 228 m – 236 m

Leaving the guesthouse towards the 16th century aqueduct, built to solve the water shortages in the city, this walk will lead to the Ancient city of Évora. Along the way the small farms and aromatic herbs that grow by the aqueduct will keep you company. To end the day, after a visit to the most relevant historical sites, there is nothing better than a cool calm drink in Évora center square surrounded by age old buildings feeling the flow of life passing you by. At the end of the day, walk to a local winery and enjoy a visit and a wine tasting (included in guided tours).

Day 3

The Medieval Village 16 km + 248 m – 243 m

The unforgettable village of Monsaraz, built in a castle on top of a hill, is always at view. Schist rock walls will guide the walk around the beautiful fortification and finally the last climb conquers the castle and its stunning well-kept village and views over the Alqueva Lake. In season you can even finish with a swim or a canoe trip! On the way back to the farm visit a pottery studio in São Pedro do Corval.

Day 4

The Island Route 10 – 20 km + 167 km – 149 km

Transfer to Porto Covo. Walking from Porto Covo to Beach of Malhão or to Vila Nova de Milfontes
Option 1:
Today we start by visiting a cheese factory, where we learn about the simple secrets of this delicious and always present delicacy. After we will drive to the beautiful Alentejo Coast. Porto Covo is a fisherman village with a charming architecture and relaxing atmosphere. We start by visiting the fort of the Pessegueiro Island (no entrance), from where we have a fantastic view over the cliffs. We stroll along cliffs, sand dunes and beaches. In low tide we can walk along the beach for part of the day. It will be ten kilometers until the beach of Malhão, from where a transfer will take us to Vila Nova de Milfontes. Arriving to Vila Nova de Milfontes we’ll take in the gorgeous views over the river mouth, and enjoy a swim in the ocean or in the river. Vila Nova de Milfontes is a beautiful little town, and you’ll enjoy walking around its streets and maybe doing some shopping!
Option 2:
Skip the cheese factory and have an early wake up call. Transfer at 7 am to reach Porto Covo at 9:30.
Then we do the walk described above and continue for ten kilometers more until Vila Nova de Milfontes. We will walk along wonderful scenery and impressive cliffs. We visit the fishing port “Porto das Barcas” where we can walk to the “middle of the ocean”. You can talk to the fisherman and see the local fish.

Day 5

The Beaches Route 17.5 km + 88 m – 116 m

Walking from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve.
We start with a beautiful river crossing on a small boat, enjoying the wonderful view over the village as we get away from it. The day has a lot of variety, mixing inland stretches with much diversified geologic formations, agriculture crops and grazing animals. There are two long beaches where you can walk instead of following the trail. The cliffs keep surprising us! In April and May, the flowers dot the landscape with many different colours and we keep stopping for pictures!

Day 6

The Sand Dunes 20 km + 203 m – 193 m

Walking from Almograve to Entrada da Barca/Zambujeira.
Almograve beach will set the beginning of the day’s walk just until the fishing port. Then some sand dunes will wait for you, challenging your determination along beautiful scenery. The sand changes colours and sometimes you feel like walking along a desert. Storks and other wild life keeps you company and their sounds will briefly interrupt your thoughts every once in a while. In season watch their babies in the nests that are so close to you that a zoom lenses is sometimes unnecessary! This is the only place in the world where the storks build their nests on rocky islets sticking out of the ocean. From cape Sardão until the end of the day the ancient ever-changing coastline will be the treat of the day.

Day 7

The Cliffs 18 km + 263 m – 283 m

Walking from Zambujeira to Odeceixe
If the cliffs were wonderful yesterday, get ready for a surprise! The rocks today will become truly black, contrasting with the blue ocean even more than the orange limestone does. Some colourful small fantastic beaches will tempt you for a swim… do not fight it! At the mouth of the Seixe River you will find the most breathtaking view waiting for you, almost like a farewell gift! From here walk down to the beach, where you can choose between a swim in the river or in the ocean.

Day 8

Individual Departure




    • 7 nights in double room in low season
    • Breakfast
    • Transfer from Evora to the coast
    • Luggage Transfer
    • 1 dinner at the farm, no drinks
    • VAT tax
    • 24 hour phone support
    • Souvenir
    • Maps, road book, notes
    • Personal Accident Insurance


    • Everything included in the Self-guided tour
    • Guide to walk with the group
    • 5 picnic lunches for every walking tour day
    • 1 wine tasting
    • 1 cheese tasting
    • Support car on the coast
    • Transfer to and from the airport

    Not Included:

    • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Meals not included in program

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