Time schedule 2017

Day 1: Arrival in PORTO COVO

Briefing at the first Hotel. Private transfer or by BUS (using EVA BUS) from FARO to PORTO COVO and Briefing. Hotel: overnight Porto Covo

Day 2: From PORTO COVO- VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES Daily distance: 20km - 6h, +167m, -149m

We will take you to the start (Porto Côvo) of this wonderful walk along the coastline. Starting in a small picturesque village called Porto Côvo, passing by a small Island called Ilha do Pessegueiro, with the option to go by the beach taking the hard sand or going a little bit more inland, by the dunes path. You will find some stunning beaches, most of them desert, and after that, almost at the end you'll pass by a fishing harbour in the north area of Vila Nova de Milfontes. Hotel: overnight Milfontes

Day 3: From V. N. MILFONTES –LONGUEIRA/ALMOGRAVE Daily distance: 17Km - 5h, +88m, -116m

Easy walk along the coast walking through pinewoods, sand dunes and along cliff tops. You will find some desert beaches just before you reach a small fishing village called Almograve. There you can have a rest and try local gastronomy (seafood is a good choice). After lunch there is a 30 minutes walk to Longueira, where Maria do Carmo will be expecting you at her Turismo Rural. Hotel: overnight Longueira

Day 4: From ALMOGRAVE to ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR Daily distance: 22km - 6h, +203m, -193 m

Heading south from the small village of Almograve, along the beach, you can do a short detour to the tiny fishing harbour called Entrada da Barca. Walking near the cliffs with panoramic views by the dunes, along this route cliff-nesting storks can be seen. Through Cavaleiro and passing by the beautiful lighthouse of Cabo Sardão, your day will be finished when you reach Zambujeira. Hotel: overnight Zambujeira do Mar

Day 5: From ZAMBUJEIRA DO MAR to ODECEIXE Daily distance: 21km - 6h, +263m -283m

A coastal path near the beaches leads us onto Carvalhal bay, passing by the former residence of the famous "fado" singer Amália Rodrigues, and passing through Azenha do Mar, where you can try an amazing seafood meal (the arbour is just 300 meters distance from the restaurant). After this, you will have the energy needed to get to Odeceixe´s river, reaching the first village in the Algarve. Hotel: overnight Odeceixe

Day 6: From ODECEIXE Village to ALJEZUR Daily distance: 22km - 6h, +123m, -108m

From Odeceixe we keep walking south near the coast, passing through the small agricultural village of Rogil, where you'll be able to try their famous sweet potato. After that, you will keep going south until you reach the Moorish village of Aljezur. Hotel: Overnight Aljezur

Day 7: From Aljezur to Arrifana Beach Daily distance:18km - 5h, +224m, -184m

Today the route takes us to explore the way into Arrifana beach . To add a few Kms to the short walk, today we can chose to follow the fisherman’s trail, it will takes until Arrifana Beach by the cliffs, with amazing views over the ocean. Wonderful place to spend some time enjoying the beach. Hotel: Overnight in Arrifana Beach or Aljezur

Day 8: From Arrifana Beach to Carrapateira Daily distance: 23km - 6h, +413m, -500m

Leaving Arrifana we follow south always in the company of both sea and mountain, a beautiful walk enjoying the hills, dunes and flat sandy beaches from the top of the cliffs. A very primitive and untouched part of the route, which will offer us a big diversity of species along the way. A loaded garden during spring time, with amazing colours from butterflies and all the different flowers in bloom, turning into mysterious woods during the fall, providing black berries and wild strawberries to whoever goes by. Hotel: Overnight in Carrapateira

Day 9: From Carrapateira to Vila do Bispo Daily distance: 21km - 6h, +299m, -206m

6th day brings us again beautiful colours, hills entering the sea, amazing flat fields in valley’s bottoms, small rivers running towards the ocean and temporary water pots, extremely important for the strong natural biodiversity maintenance. Be aware, there will be opportunities to watch some species of birds, specially, as you go closer to Vila do Bispo. Hotel: Overnight in Vila do Bispo

Day 10: From Vila do Bispo to Cabo de São Vicente (ST.VINCENT’S CAPE) Daily distance:19km – 5h, +96m, -103m

Last track of our adventure will take us to the most South-western point of continental Europe. A special place, not only because of it’s particular position, but also due to it’s important inspiration during the developing of nautical technics during the Portuguese discoveries by sea. Also destination of many pilgrims faithful to S. Vincent. A very strong and rich area for bird watching, so pay attention and keep your binoculars ready. Hotel: Overnight in Sagres

Day 11: Departure and Private transfer to Faro via Lagos or by BUS, using EVA BUS also via Lagos.