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Walking the Algarve's South West Fishermen's Trail

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2379per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Tuesdays and Saturdays from September to June from 6 Dec '22 to 30 Dec '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfast included
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes
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Mr Connell says...
I found Headwater and the local Tour Company in Portugal to be helpful, responsive and, in the main, efficient. There was some temporary confusion as to ...
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Portugal: The Algarve

Walking the Algarve's South West Fishermen's Trail

  • Discover Europe's most south-westerly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente
  • Excellent for bird-spotting throughout the year
  • Dramatic cliffs, unspoilt beaches and picturesque fishing harbours

On the south Fishermen's great coastal trail, cliffs of various colours hold the hiker's gaze. Shades of ochre, red, grey, white, and black contrast with the bright blueness of the ocean.

Walk by the sea, follows the paths used by the locals to access the beaches and fishing grounds. This trail is longing the cliffs, with breath-taking views and some truly memorable moments.

Escape the busy tourist spots of the Algarve and discover the unspoilt Sagres Peninsula, a region of spectacular natural beauty with rugged cliffs, dramatic coastlines and sandy beaches.

From Vila do Bispo, you will make your way to the mesmerising Cabo de Sao Vicente - Europe's most south-westerly point and an unforgettable part of your holiday. Be sure to take your camera - the views are incredible! Then you will follow one of the Algarve's most beautiful walking trails to historic Lagos, before rounding off your holiday in style, walking the cliff-tops to some of the area's finest beaches.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Vila do Bispo

Transfer to Vila do Bispo.
You stay at Hotel Mira Sagres (Breakfast included)

Day 2: Carrapateira - Vila do Bispo 16 km / 10 mi

Transfer to Carrapateira. Do take time to visit the interesting Land and Sea Museum for an insight into the history of the village and its fishing economy. You'll then pick up the Fishermen’s Trail passing one of the Algarve's finest viewpoints, following a lovely path through Bordeira beach, the beauty of pristine valleys, the picturesque villages of Vilarinha and Pedralva.

Continue through a forest of pine and eucalyptus as you follow the Rota Vicentina, then a meandering trail through flower meadows leading you along a path and down to the pretty village of Vila do Bispo.
You stay at Hotel Mira Sagres (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Vila do Bispo - Cape Sao Vicente - Sagres 20.5 km / 13 mi

Surrounded by foaming Atlantic breakers, Cabo de Sao Vicente marks the most south-westerly point of Europe. The walk out to the edge of the continent should prove to be one of the highlights of your week! You are spoilt with amazing coastal scenery on this wild and unpopulated route that follows sandy paths and gorse-strewn meadows to the very edge of the Iberian Peninsula. At the Cape there is a lighthouse, museum and small bar, offering wonderful photo opportunities.
You stay at Hotel Navigator (Breakfast included)

Day 4: At Sagres

Sagres is best place in Europe for observing migratory seabirds, such as scopoli’s shearwater, great black-backed gull and other terns. You can also enjoy dolphins watching from the coast.

Alternatively, why not take a walk to the Ponta da Atalaia and Ponta da Baleeira headland today? You'll experience wonderful views over Sagres' impressive fortress and the Mareta and Martinhal beaches. Or, head straight to Martinhal Beach for a stroll on the sand and a drink at one of the bars!
You stay at Hotel Navigator (Breakfast included)

Day 5: Sagres - Salema 19.5 km/ 12 mi

Follow the fishermen trail to wonderful and peaceful beaches such as Figueira, Ingrina, Barranco and Martinhal. The trail will lead you to the quaint fishing village of Salema with narrow streets and whitewashed houses. Salema allows you to experience picturesque holidays in a secret Algarve. Here, privacy and sea views prevail, in a landscape that illustrates the perfect holiday postcard with the blue sea contrasting with the white tones of the villas.

Transfer from Salema to Lagos.

Upon arrival in Lagos, you will be greeted by the impressive view over Meia Praia Beach. The fort of Ponta da Bandeira watches over the entrance of this important port, where the adventure of the Portuguese discoveries began six centuries ago.
You stay at Hotel Dom Pedro (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Salema - Ponta da Piedade - Lagos 18 km / 11 mi

Transfer in the morning to Salema. Then, along your walk, cross a confluence of several streams in Boca do Rio. Then, continue your walk until you reach the beach of Luz, a lovely stretch of fine sand which gently slopes into the usually calm sea. Further on, reach Ponta da Piedade, one of the most outstanding places in the Algarve. Rocks carved by the wind and tides for thousands of years form caves and tunnels in an incredibly beautiful spot. It is a beautiful beach with its own picturesque charm.

Transfer from Ponta da Piedade to Lagos.
You stay at Hotel Dom Pedro (Breakfast included)

Day 7: Leave Lagos

On this last day, you will be transferred to Faro airport.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Mira Sagres , Vila do Bispo

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The Mira Sagres is an historical pension in the fishing village of Villa do Bispo and a regular haven for journeying pilgrims making their way to Cape St Vincent. The fascia of the pension has now been lovingly gentrified and in keeping with the local tradition, has now been stylishly whitewashed, it also boasts an impressive indoor pool. On a good day from the high terrace at the hotel you can see Sagres in the distance.


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Hotel Navigator, Sagres

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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Set on a hill overlooking Mareta Beach, Navigator offers spacious apartments with balcony and an outdoor pool bordered by a large sundeck.


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Hotel Dom Pedro, Lagos

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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. The Dom Pedro Lagos is an aparthotel located at a short walk from the popular Meia Praia Beach. Guest can enjoy the terrace perfect for late afternoon drinks, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant with rich local cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Mira Sagres , Vila do Bispo

Swimming Pool IconHair dryer iconNEARBY:

The Mira Sagres is an historical pension in the fishing village of Villa do Bispo and a regular haven for journeying pilgrims making their way to Cape St Vincent. The fascia of the pension has now been lovingly gentrified and in keeping with the local tradition, has now been stylishly whitewashed, it also boasts an impressive indoor pool. On a good day from the high terrace at the hotel you can see Sagres in the distance.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Connell, 28/06/2022

I found Headwater and the local Tour Company in Portugal to be helpful, responsive and, in the main, efficient. There was some temporary confusion as to which hotels I would be staying at in two of my destinations but this was resolved satisfactorily. I felt well supported throughout my time in the care of the local agent Alex who was always available with helpful suggestions but never overbearing. The GPS app was generally reassuring but there was the odd occasion when the route became unclear. However, any deviation was clearly indicated by the app meaning it was always possible to re-find the right path fairly quickly. Occasionally the GPS signal would be lost but never for long. I would advise older people (I am 65) to inquire about the degree of difficulty of the route terrain as parts of the path involved steep (and occasionally) slippery ascents and descents, rather more strenuous than I had expected from the rating shown. Hotels all quite acceptable - friendly and comfortable



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfast included

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

Luggage transfers between hotels

Walking transfers


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Tuesdays and Saturdays from September to June from 3rd Dec 2022 to 30th Dec 2023, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfast included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Faro airport at 11:35, and back to Faro Aiport at 11:45.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.