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 unspoiled 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 bird life 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 in Sagres range from designer chic above the bay, to a rustic house in Pedralva, where every house in the village has been restored to provide accommodation; and a tastefully modernized 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.
This tour is rated 1 boot +, indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall grading on 1 boot.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 3 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Faro airport (Pick up) at 11:50 Oct & Apr-May, 16:05 Nov-Mar, (transfer to hotel, 75 mins, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Faro airport (Drop off) at 11:00 Oct & Apr-May, 15:00 Nov-Mar.|
|Rail Options||Rail options from Lisbon, inquire for schedules and prices.|
|Singles||Please inquire for details and prices.|
|Other details||Room upgrade, prices from $11 per person, per night based on two people sharing a double room.|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (2 nights), AAA (2 nights)|