SW Alentejo - Atlantic Coast Portugal

Self-guided walking holiday in Portugal

From € 525.- / 6 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing (discounts for groups)

  • winter or snowshoeing walking holiday
  • GPS tracks available
  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday

The landscape of Southwest Portugal is one of the best preserved of Europe. A low scale of human activities makes the area ideal for walking; sparsely populated territory, no industry and little intensive agriculture.

With the sea and beaches, the mountains, the plains and the river as your companions, you can take part in various leisure activities, and enjoy the local wildlife, friendly people and traditional food; the local cuisine is another highlight of the region.

The varied landscape of coastal rocks and cliffs, deserted beaches, dunes, rivers and streams, woods, meadows, orchards and olive groves makes the area a walker's paradise.

Accommodation in Southwest Alentejo

Your accommodation is in a small-scale guesthouse, in a quiet location approximately 1500m from the center of Milfontes, in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo. You will stay in double rooms with private bathroom and TV. The house has a beautiful garden and a porch where you can enjoy a magnificent breakfast in the warmer months of the year. During the winter months you can relax in the living room with fireplace.


This walking holiday in Portugal is offered on a full board basis. A packed lunch will be provided on walking days and five dinners in local restaurants typical for the region are also included.

Alentejo Atlantic coast walking holiday itinerary


Day 1 - Arrival Airport of Lisbon / Faro Airport. Transfer to Vila Nova de Milfontes. Welcome drink and settling in your accommodation.

Day 2 - Porto Covo - V.N.Milfontes (20 miles). The route begins in the picturesque village of Porto Covo near the central plaza and church Pombal. The walk is up the coast along the cliffs passing through the port of arrival and Ferries to the mouth of the river Mira - Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Day 3 - V.N.Milfontes - Almograve (9 miles). The route begins in Vila Nova de Milfontes with crossing the bridge over the River Mira, where you can enjoy the magnificent estuary of the river. The walk continues through the dunes with its Mediterranean flora, cliffs and deserted beaches until you reach the small village of Almograve. Workshop and dinner in Alentejo bakery where they can produce artisan bread.

Day 4 - Rest Day. Possibility to visit several places of interest within the County, including the picturesque village of Odemira.

Day 5 - Almograve - Zambujeira do Mar (14 miles). The walk starts at Almograve which highlights the fishing port - Lapa doves. At Cape Sardão you can enjoy the lighthouse and the stork nests suspended in jagged rocks that emerge from the ocean. The path leads along the coast amidst colored dunes. Arrival at Southend Sea, where you'll find one of the best beaches in Portugal.

Day 6 - Breakfast and departure from Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Dates and availability


Discounts available for groups of 4 or more people:

2 people booking - €840 per person for 6 days/5 nights

4 people booking - €625 per person for 6 days/5 nights

6 people booking - €620 per person for 6 days/5 nights

8 people booking - €525 per person for 6 days/5 nights

This walking holiday is available between October and May and can start on any date subject to availability. Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information and to book.


location Alentejo Atlantic Coast walking holiday

Holiday type

winter or snowshoeing walking holidayOne accommodationSelf-guided walking holiday
Self-guided walking holiday
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast


From € 525.- / 6 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing (discounts for groups)

  • GPS tracks available


Welcome Drink, 5 Nights in local Guest House (B&B), 5 Dinners in Typical Restaurants, 3 Packed Lunches, All Ground Transfers, Detailed maps, Information pack, Route notes, Loan of a GPS, 24 Hour Availability

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in hills only
  • Hills
  • Easy walking


  • Tailor-made walking possible

Best time of the year

October - May

Walking Holiday by:

Kayak & Nature Activities

Carlos Lourenco


Contact details

Languages spoken

English, Portugese

Getting there

  • Lisbon Airport (LIS), Portugal (114 mi)
  • Faro Airpot (FAO), Portugal (84 mi)
  • Funcheira Train station (31 mi)
  • Location map

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