8 Days
Duration
103 km’s
Distance
Alentejo,Coast
Location
Easy to medium +
Dificulty

In this Portugal Walking Tour you’ll enjoy medieval castled villages, the gorgeous city of Évora 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 Coastone 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. 

All our Portugal Walking Tours can be done either guided or self-guided. Picking a guided tour will give us the opportunity to personally explore and interpret with you all the monuments, culture, gastronomy and traditions of our people. With a guide you may decide what when and where along the way really customizing your tour. And we will have the opportunity to get to know you and share a bit of who we are. We recommend our guided tour, but you may choose self guided as well.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Portugal Walking Tour, Guided and Self Guided options
  • Évora historical centre, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site
  • Stunning views from Monsaraz Castle over the Alqueva lake
  • Walking along the coast in really isolated tracks
  • Lovely fisherman villages and delicious seafood.
  • Endless views from high cliffs on the fisherman’s trail
  • Varied days, landscapes changing from inland to coastline
  • 3 nights at typical farm (our guest house) with old traditional architecture and all the comfort you need

Before Booking see terms&conditions.

1

Day 1

Arrival
  • Transfer to starting point, the beautiful city of Évora.
  • Check in at our farm and welcome drink.
  • Dinner at the farm, included in guided and selfguided tour. We will talk a bit about the week and of hike portugal.
  • Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo, a charming farm with wonderful and comfortable rooms, swimming pool, fireplace and wifi. Buffet breakfast included.

Possible to change to accommodation to the city, if you prefer. Please contact us for this option. For groups bigger than 8 accommodation will be at Hotel Mar de Ar Muralhas.

2

Day 2

The Silver Water Aqueduct

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 then a cool calm drink in Évora centre 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).

  • Location: Évora
  • Tranfer: Back to farm
  • Distance: 14 km’s
  • Wine Tasting: Included in guided tours
  • Lunch: At café in the city, not included
  • Dinner: At the farm, included in guided tours
  • Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
3

Day 3

Medieaval Castle
Walking around Monsaraz

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 in São Pedro do Corval.

  • Location: Monsaraz
  • Distance: 16 km’s
  • Picnic Lunch:Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Not included – you can order at our farm, or go to the city for a change!
  • Accommodation: Monte do Serrado de Baixo
4

Day 4


The Island Route
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 10 kms 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!

The hotel is just by the river/beach.

  • Location: Porto Covo
  • Distance: 10 km’s
  • Lunch:Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Not included
  • Accommodation: Hotel Social

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 10 kms 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.

  • Location: Porto Covo
  • Distance: 20 km’s
  • Lunch:Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Not included
  • Accommodation: Hotel Social
5

Day 5

The Beaches Route
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 very diversified geologic formations, agriculture crops and grazing animals.
There are 2 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!

  • Accommodation: Lovely farm in Longueira, 2,5 kms from end of trail. You can walk to the hotel or ask for a taxi service. The town is a quite place with 2 good restaurants, no shops and a very calm environment. So we recommend that you to relax at the farm and use the swimming pool to cool off. There will be a good buffet breakfast and wi-fi is available. The hotel staff will drive you to the beginning of the trail in the morning, free of charge. Hotel Monte Novo da Longueira
  • Location: Vila Nova de Milfontes
  • Distance: 15 + 2,5 km’s
  • Difficulty:Medium
  • Tranfer included: Riverboat
  • Picnic Lunch: Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Included in guided tours
6

Day 6

The Sand Dunes
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.

  • Location: Zambujeira
  • Distance: 8 8+8+4 km’s– You may walk the 3 parts or get a taxi
  • Picnic Lunch: Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Not Included
  • Accommodation: Hotel Rosa dos Ventos
7

Day 7

The Cliffs!
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.

  • Accommodation:Pensão Casa Celeste, a simple house ran by a very nice lady, in the village centre, no swimming pool. Breakfast included. Wi-fi at café nearby.

Possible upgrade to Casas do Moinho, with swimming pool and wi-fi. Buffet breakfast included.

  • Location: Odeceixe
  • Distance: 8+6+4 km’s– You may walk the 3 parts or get a taxi in the end of any of the partsi
  • Picnic Lunch: Along the way, included in guided tours
  • Dinner: Included in guided tours
8

Day 8

Departure.

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Day 2 – The Silver Water Aqueduct
Day 3 – The Medieval Village
Day 4 – The Island Route
Day 5 – The Beaches Route
Day 6 – The Sand Dunes
Day 7- The Cliffs

SUPPLEMENTS

Single accommodation – 204 € per person
Single from 1-11th July – 231 € per person
Single from 12th July-7th August – 458 € per person                                         

S
ingle from 8th July-30th September – 322 € per person

July and August:
1-11th July – 58 € per person
12th July-7th September – 124 € per person
8th to 30 September – 62€

Some hotels have a minimum stay in the summer, so tour may have to be adapted.
Please contact us for this option.

Transfer from Lisbon airport to Évora (included in guided tour):
56 € per person for a minimum of 4
75 € per person for a minimum of 2

From Odeceixe to Lisbon airport (included in guided tour):
72 € per person for a minimum of 4
129 € per person for a minimum of 2

UPGRADES (FOR BOTH GUIDED OR SELF GUIDED):

Sea side view on Hotel in Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, day 4 (really gorgeous view) – 17 € per person

Option 1 on day 5 – it includes transfer from the end of your walk, in Almograve, to Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, and from Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, in the morning, to the start of the walk again – 20 € per person

Casas do Moinho, on day 7, instead of Pensão Casa Celeste – 22,50 € per person sharing a double room
In July/August the upgrade is possible but more expensive and with a minimum stay of 4 nights, so it’s an option only if you want to stay longer for a holiday.

*Guided Tour
** Self Guided Tour

GT* (per person)SGT** (per person)
Minimum 41224€844€
Minimum 21786€931€
Double room in low season
Transfer Évora - Coast
1 dinner at farm, no drinks
24h phone support
Souvenir
Maps, road book, notes
Personal accident
insurance
VAT tax
Guide to walk with the group
Luggage transfer
Guide assistant at the coast
1 Wine tasting
1 Cheese tasting
5 Picnic lunches (7 nights option)
2 Picnic lunches (3 nights option)
Support car at the coast
Transfer to and from airport
Travel insurance
Tour cancelation insurance
Other snacks along the days
Other meals

Dates for guided tours

(10% DISCOUNT IN THESE DATES)
  • February 2th to 9th 2019
  • April 27th to May 4th 2019
  • October 19th to 26th 2019
Portugal Walking Tours
Aqueduto (2)
Hotel 1
The island route 2
The sand dunes 2
Hotel 5
The island route 1
Hotel 6
Medieval Vilage 2

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
May 25, 2017

Wonderful 8 day walking tour of rural and coastal southern Portugal. The local guides, Teresa and Joanna, taylored the walks to suit our abilities and interests. We visited Neolithic standing stones, mediaeval villages, a cork factory and an organic herb farm. We followed the trail of an old aqueduct as it descended gently into Evora. We ate loquats and citrus straight from the tree and sampled traditional food and wine at farms and in small fishing villages. We enjoyed picnic lunches of olive oil, salads, cheeses and ham partnered with local wine whilst watching the Atlantic waves in an unspoilt nature reserve. We dawdled in the ocean and traversed long sandy beaches.
On a practical level, transfers, meals and accommodation were all well organised

May 28, 2017

Castles and beaches 8 day guided tour
A very enjoyable holiday with very professional and pleasant local guides Teresa and Joanna who have a wonderful sense of humour.
The walking distance was tailored to our group each day. A very authentic Portuguese experience of local food and countryside. I especially enjoyed staying at the Turaventur farm with local fruits. We ate breakfast and dinner at the farm and on both occasions the food was good and the service was excellent from Sara and Vanya.

May 24, 2018

sheilamunro0
Edmonton, Canadá
4
Avaliou em 24 de maio de 2017
Excellent Trip
The idea of a walking tour in sunny, hilly Portugal was a bit daunting for me, but my companions thought it was a good idea so I stepped outside of my comfort zone and gave it a try. Now I am glad that I did.

Our guides, Turaventur, designed an itinerary which hit the high points if the Alentejo region of Portugal with comfortable distances tailored to our abilities. The scenery was beautiful, every day yielding different landscapes and points of historical significance, punctuated by delicious food, excellent wine and even time to explore local shops and markets. The tour was always focused on interesting and authenticity Portuguese experiences which left me with a warm connection to this beautiful country and fond memories of its friendly and welcoming people.

From trip advisor 24th May 2017

August 30, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your farm May 17-20th.The food and scenery at the farm were spectacular, and you made us feel very special and welcome.
Our walk to Evora was amazing.The flowers and the old cork trees were a fantasic sight, and also the aquaducts. The people who transported us were very nice, helpful and friendly.
The trip to Monzaros and the visit at the castle was also nice, but the walk back from the castle were not very exiting. For future references, there might be more intereseting to have more walking time inside Evora town, witch we found very beautiful.
The rest of the trip along the coastline were spectacular, with all the beautiful flowers, storks nesting and so on.
Regards from Turil and Frantz Endresen.

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