Fishermen's Trail - The most beautiful coastal hike in Portugal

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The fishing trail along the Atlantic Ocean and the southwest coast of Portugal is 226.5 km long and follows the routes traditionally used by the inhabitants and local fishermen to get to the beaches and fishing spots. The protected Costa Alentejana, with its rugged rocky coastline, endless deserted sandy beaches, small coves, lagoons, sleepy fishing villages and diverse dunes, is one of the best preserved coastal regions in southern Europe. Largely undiscovered by tourists, you can still find almost untouched stretches of land with great biodiversity. We follow the fishermen's path on the stretch from Porto Covo to Carrapateira, directly along the Atlantic coast on old fishermen's paths that are only accessible on foot. A spectacular and unforgettable cliff walk in a small group with overnight stays in original fishing villages in cozy inns with double occupancy. Included in the price: - 9 nights in cozy inns with double room occupancy. - Bus trip Lisbon - Porto Covo - Bus trip Carrapateira - Lisbon - Half board (breakfast and dinner) - Multilingual tour guide - Complete organization of the tour from/to Lisbon Additional costs: - Snacks during the walking days - Private insurances (travel health, travel cancellation, travel liability and mountain rescue insurance) Free health insurance for Germans and Austrians via JoinMyTrip / Allianz - Luggage transport - possible for an extra charge if required - Personal belongings - Any costs incurred due to last minute cancellations or delays - Any additional costs incurred due to itinerary changes at the request of the participants - Gratuities - International flight to/from Lisbon If you have any questions, feel free to use the Q&A feature - I look forward to your messages!
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Trip Itinerary

Porto Covo

Day 1-2
Arrival - individual arrival to Lisbon - Bus transfer from Sete Rios terminal to Porto Covo - Check-in at today's guesthouse with double room occupancy - welcome dinner / getting to know each other - Briefing of the coastal walk

Vila Nova de Milfontes

Day 2-3
Porto Covo - Vila Nova de Milfontes - Breakfast - Hike to Vila Nova de Milfontes along numerous, lonely dream beaches over sandy ground - Check-in at today's guesthouse with double room occupancy - Dinner 20 km - approx. 8h - 200 m ascent - 180 m descent


Day 3-4
Vila Nova de Milfontes - Almograve - Breakfast - Hike to Almograve - enchanting views of the coastal town of Vila Nova de Milfontes and the Mira River - free afternoon - check-in at today's guesthouse with double room occupancy - dinner 15,5 km - about 5,5 h - 150 m ascent - 130 m descent

Zambujeira do Mar

Day 4-5
Almograve - Zambujeira do Mar - Breakfast - Hike to Zambujera do Mar - small traditional fishing ports, red dunes and the smell of pine trees - Check-in at today's inn - double room occupancy - dinner 22 km - approx. 7h - each 200 m ascent and descent


Day 5-6
Zambujeira do Mar - Odeceixe - Breakfast in the morning - Hike to Odeceixe - Dream beaches, natural fishing port and majestic viewpoint Ponta em Branco with great views of the beautiful beach of Odeceixe - Check-in at today's guesthouse / double room occupancy - Dinner 18,5 km - approx. 7 h - 300 m ascent and descent each


Day 6-7
Odeceixe - Aljezur - Breakfast - Hike to Aljezur - back to the beach of Odeceixe on the south side, great wetlands and beautiful heath landscape - Check-in at today's guesthouse - Dinner 22,5 km - approx. 7 h - each 150 m ascent and descent


Day 7-8
Aljezur - Arrifana - Breakfast - Hike to Arrifana - across the beach of Monte Clérigo passing the mystic place Ponta da Atalaia - Check-in at today's inn/double room occupancy - Dinner 17,5 km - approx. 6h - 400 m ascent - 350 m descent


Day 8-9
Arrifana - Carrapateira - Breakfast - Hike to Carrapateira - along beautiful surf beaches and 100 m high cliffs - Check-in at today's guesthouse /double room occupancy - dinner 21,5 km - approx. 7 h - 350 m ascent - 300 m descent


Day 9
End of the tour - farewell - Breakfast - Bus ride from Carrapateira back to Lisbon - Individual flight home - End of the tour Equipment: - Cap for sun protection - sunglasses - hiking boots - if needed: Hiking poles - hiking socks - headlamp - clothes according to the onion principle, shorts - Overtrousers for rain and wind - backpack, approx. 45l - sunscreen - Lip protection, first aid kit, personal medication - pocket knife, water bottle, drinking system, thermos flask - garbage bag
Trip Summary
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Porto Covo, Vila Nova de Milfontes & 7 more
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Questions and Answers

Hi Anna, have just 2x tried to reserve, but get stuck in the payment and no longer get feedback from... Read More

Hi Carmen, funny. No booking has arrived for me. So something has not worked. Can you try it again? I ask otherwise also again at Join My Trip. Kind regards Anna

Hi Anna, I hope it's okay that I write in German. I haven't been on JMT for ages and saw that you ar... Read More

Dear Carmen, in principle, yes. The hike has hardly any elevation gain and always goes quite flat along the sea. Partly through sand, which is more strenuous, but still doable. And if you notice that ... Read More

Hi Anna, Are the dates flexible. I would like to do the trail but available after Jan 8. Regards

Hello, unfortunatly the dates are fixed. I will probably offer another tour in spring 2024 Regards, Anna

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