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Walking Portugal's Land's End

Walking Portugal's Land's End

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration8 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $1715per person, tour only
  • Departures
    every two days from 23 Nov '18 to 22 May '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers
  • Full GPS files available for all walks
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, couples, coastal routes
      from 7 reviews

Mr Fowler says...
Other than the wind and cold during my particular week we had a great time. this was despite being hospitalised on my first night. Tony and Ludmilla could ...
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Walking Portugal's Land's End

  • Walk the Algarve's unspoilt South-West coastline
  • Relax in a wonderful mix of hotels, from an historical pension to a rustic village conversion
  • Excellent bird-spotting opportunities throughout the year; carpets of wildflowers
  • Explore Europe's most southwesterly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente

This 8-night holiday takes you away from the tourist crowds of the Algarve to the unspoilt Sagres Peninsula, a stunning region of golden beaches, dramatic, rugged coastlines and idyllic countryside. You'll follow a mix of forest, valley and coastal trails as well as some wonderful cliff-top routes on the south coast, enjoying superb scenery as you go. This is a great area for spotting birdlife too, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.

Your route starts on the west coast and follows the Rota Vicentina and Fishermen's Trail, taking you to charming villages and glorious beaches along a mix of coastal and inland paths. From Carrapateira you'll follow the course of the Sinceira River to remote Pedralva, before a fragrant forest route through pine and eucalyptus brings you to Vila do Bispo. You're in for a real experience - and some amazing views - as you make your way to Cabo de Sao Vicente, Europe's most south-westerly point, before taking in some of the area's finest beaches to round off your holiday.

We've hand-picked a great mix of hotels for you, all with pools. Your stays range from designer chic above the bay in Sagres, to a rustic house in Pedralva, where every house in the village has been restored to provide accommodation; and a tastefully modernised pensao (coaching inn) in Vila do Bispo with a spa. We've included 3 evening meals for you so you're also free to sample the region's superb local restaurants.



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Day-by-day itinerary



Walking information

Full GPS files are available for all walks on this holiday.




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Day 1 Arrive at Sagres

Arrive at your hotel in Sagres. (Staying at Hotel Memmo Baleeira, Half board)

Day 2 Sagres to Pedralva 17km/11mi/5hr

We'll transfer you (30 mins) to your walk, where you'll follow the Fishermen's Trail via the renowned Amado beach. You'll make your way down to the village of Carrapateira, with its bars and restaurants - this is a great place to have some lunch. Pick up the Rota Vicentina - a tranquil trail which takes you through the Carrapateira and Sinceira valleys and along the course of the River Sinceira - and arrive at the delightful Aldeia da Pedralva, your home for the next two nights. (Staying at Aldeia da Pedralva, Half Board)

Day 3 At Pedralva

Spend time relaxing in this charming village or opt for one of our suggested walks. You could follow a cliff-top route (14km/9mi) back to the beautiful Amado beach, enjoying superb views over rolling coastal hills and valleys - perhaps stop for a lazy picnic lunch on the beach. Alternatively, a shorter walk (8.5km/5mi) takes you along the Marreiros plateau where you'll experience a fabulous panorama over the region's lush, green rolling hills. (Staying at Aldeia da Pedralva, Half Board)

Day 4 Pedralva to Vila do Bispo 13km/8mi/3.5hr or 18km/11.5mi/5.5hr

Today you'll make your way to Vila do Bispo. You start by walking through forests of pine and eucalyptus and then have two options. You can take the longer route which makes a horseshoe loop to the rocky Praia da Barriga (Barriga beach) with its impressive cliffs - a good spot for a picnic; the shorter option follows the Rota Vicentina all the way to Vila do Bispo, taking in pretty flower meadows along the way. (Staying at Hotel Mira Sagres, Breakfast only)

Day 5 At Vila do Bispo

You might choose to follow one of our optional walks today. Head through verdant valleys (12km/7.5mi) to the village of Raposeira and the Guadalupe Chapel - thought to be one of Portugal's only remaining Knights Templar buildings - or walk to a wonderful cliff-top viewpoint above Vila do Bispo (13km/8mi) which enjoys spectacular views over Castelejo and Cordoama beaches. Alternatively, take a short bus ride to the coastal town of Lagos and wander its charming cobbled streets. (Staying at Hotel Mira Sagres, Breakfast only)

Day 6 Vila do Bispo to Cabo de Sao Vicente 15km/9.5mi/4.5hr

This walk is sure to be a memorable one as you make your way to Cabo de Sao Vicente - Europe's most south-westerly point. You'll walk along a mix of country lanes and coastal trails, enjoying golden beaches, imposing cliffs and the sound of the occasional crashing Atlantic wave! You'll feel a real sense of achievement when you reach the Cape. Take a tour of the lighthouse, visit the small museum or relax in the bar before a short transfer (5 mins) takes you back to Sagres. (Staying at Memmo Baleeira, Breakfast only)

Day 7 - At Sagres

Today you could relax by the hotel pool or stroll along the sands at nearby Martinhal Beach, enjoying a drink at one of the beachside bars. Alternatively, walk to the Ponta da Atalaia and Ponta da Baleeira headland for wonderful views over Sagres' impressive fortress, the port and the beaches of Mareta and Martinhal. (Staying at Memmo Baleeira, Breakfast only)

Day 8 Figueira to Sagres 15km/9.5mi/4.5hr

A lovely walk to finish your holiday! We'll transfer you (20 mins) to Figueira, from where you'll walk through scenic countryside to reach the cliff-top headland above Praia do Zavial. Continue via the golden beaches of Ingrina and Barranco and head up onto the expansive Sagres plateau. A final stretch takes you along the sands of Martinhal Beach - take your boots off and feel the sand between your toes - back to Hotel Memmo Baleeira. (Staying at Hotel Memmo Baleeira, Breakfast only)

Day 9 Leave Sagres

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


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Hotel Memmo Baleeira, Sagres

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This designer hotel is perfectly situated overlooking the stunning bay on the edge of Sagres. The rooms are minimalistic in design and feature all amenities. The restaurant here prides itself on serving the best of the local seafood, whilst the hotel offers free use of the Turkish bath, sauna and indoor pool, the perfect tonic after a day exploring this stunning area.


Room upgrades: Double Frontal Sea View, 1 Bed Suite Land View, 1 Bed Suite Garden View or 1 Bed Suite Frontal Sea View.
The Superior room is a larger room. All suites have separate living areas and come with dvd players and bathrobes.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Aldeia da Pedralva , Pedralva

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This is a magical place, a real find. Just 10 years ago the village of Pedralva was a ruin with houses just left to rot by owners who no longer wanted to live in the countryside. However, Antonio Ferreira, your host at the Aldeia da Pedralva, initially decided to buy a couple of houses, but eventually renovated 24 which have been beautifully restored to create 24 rooms. The village itself is surrounded by verdant nature parks and offers great walking and cycling possibilities. Food here is rustic Portuguese, simple in terms of ingredients but mouth watering in terms of quality, flavour and freshness.


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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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Pousada de Sagres Infante, Sagres

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The Pousada de Sagres, Infante, is a lovely hotel with 270 degree views of the Atlantic sea below. On the west side there are great views of Sagres Fortress and Cabo de Sao Vicente in the distance.

The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool with views of the fortress, there are also massage rooms and a large lounge. The rooms all have balcony or terrace and sea views.


Room upgrades: Superior Room, Superior Sea View or Special Suite.
Superior rooms are larger and have balcony with partial sea view and garden view; Superior sea views are larger and have balcony with frontal sea view; Special suites have living room, front sea view and balcony.

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.


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Pousada Palacio de Estoi, Faro

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The Pousada de Faro is situated in the small village of Estoi, just a 25-minute bus journey or 15-minute taxi ride from Faro. Set in the hills overlooking Faro and the coast, this wonderful hotel was born from the ruins of the Palacio de Estoi. A C18 Rococo palace once owned by the viscount of Estoi, it has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and provides a relaxing haven complete with beautiful pool just above bustling Faro and just a 20-minute walk to the Roman excavated village of Milreu.

Whilst keeping an eye to the past, the rooms have a modern fresh feel, they are all a good size, with views down to the coast. The hotel boasts a large spa complete with sauna and Turkish bath. There is a nice restaurant offering set menus and a la carte.


Room upgrades: Suite.
Suites are slightly bigger and offer a south facing balcony.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Transfers included from Faro airport at 11:50 Oct & Apr-May, 16:05 Nov-Mar, and back to Faro airport at 09:30 Oct & Apr-May, 13:30 Nov-Mar.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com to arrange connecting flights.

Reviews

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Mr Fowler, 20/05/2018

Other than the wind and cold during my particular week we had a great time. this was despite being hospitalised on my first night. Tony and Ludmilla could not have been more helpful and helped me make the best of a difficult situation. In the end they re-jigged the walk days so that I did the lot.


Mrs Coghill, 14/05/2018

Lovely quiet area of Alvarez, amazing wild flowers and good walks.


Mr Collins, 08/04/2018

A good selection of walking through varied scenery from coast, woodland valleys to empty plateaux with always something of interest in the vicinity. Wonderful flowers everywhere. We were very fortunate with the weather of high teen sunny temperatures, with the only rain being upon boarding the flight home! A very warm welcome was received from the reps Tony & Ludmilla and also from all of the staff in the hotels stayed in. Accommodation was good throughout and a good choice of local restaurants on hand to pick from for evening meals when not included. We had arranged a couple of extra nights in Faro at the end of the holiday ourselves, and the city is well worth exploring. An enjoyable holiday for both of us.


Ms Pilgrim, 29/06/2017

It really helps to have a knowledgeable rep who can feed you extra information which was the case with our Algarve holiday. We found the coastal scenery on this holiday awe inspiring and the Atlantic provided some great opportunities for super photos. Having completed 5 holidays with Headwater I would always recommend tagging on a couple of extra days if time permits as it allows you to wind down and see more of the area. The extra walks suggested were great for those of us who wanted to walk every day.


Mr Bateman, 22/04/2017

It was beautifully quiet in every way. Many flowers and birds. Excellent food. Friendly people.


Mr Bird, 27/10/2016

A good, enjoyable and trouble-free holiday. The walks themselves were easy, but unremarkable and at times dull.


Mrs Webster, 01/05/2016

We felt we were in very good hands with Tony and Ludmilla who could not have done more to make our overall experience so good. They really are so good at the job and it makes such a difference to have friendly and approachable people to enhance the experience. They helped us with train and bus times when we left Sagres at the end of the Headwater holiday - they have been the best agents we have come across!



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Holiday details

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

Departures
every two days from 23rd Nov 2018 to 22nd May 2019, for 8 nights.

Meals
All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Faro airport at 11:50 Oct & Apr-May, 16:05 Nov-Mar, and back to Faro airport at 09:30 Oct & Apr-May, 13:30 Nov-Mar.

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