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Private tour - Discover 'Rota Vicentina' (5 days)

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Day 1: Arrival

Stop At: Bar de Funcheira, Garvão, 7670, Portugal
Transfer Funcheira train station – Vila Nova de Milfontes
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praia da Franquia, R. dos Medos 6, 7645-258 Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
Welcome food & drink with regional products.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes, Vila Nova de Milfontes Portugal
Free dinner at Vila Nova de Milfontes.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Branco de Cal or Naturarte. Double room.

Day 2: São Luís

Stop At: Café Desportivo, 7630-174 São Luís, Portugal
09h00

Rota Vicentina circular hike including a picnic: S. Luís has always been rich in resources exploited by mining, cork extraction, lumber production, cattle farming… we will discover all these activities along the 3.5km hike. At the halfway mark we'll break for a picnic.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Padaria S. Luís, R. Liga dos Amigos, 7630-174 São Luís, Portugal
13h00

Lunch at the restaurant “Destilaria do Ferrador”.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Padaria S. Luís, R. Liga dos Amigos, 7630-174 São Luís, Portugal
15h00

In São Luís a large community of artists from multiple nationalities meets, we will find them in an old haberdashery that transformed into a cultural and artistic space. Here we will have a special program: with materials derived from nature - plants, leaves, clay - we create unique pieces that we will take at the end to remind us of this beautiful region of Portugal.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Destilaria do Ferrador
Accommodation included: Overnight at Branco de Cal or Naturarte. Double room.

Day 3: Odemira

Stop At: Praia das Furnas, Odemira Portugal
09h00

Boat trip from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Odemira, along the Mira River. During the course we get to know the life story of Dona São: it was in the 70's, before the Milfontes Bridge, her father began to cross the Mira River, transporting people, animals, vehicles and goods, whether it was winter. It was in 1990 that Dona Saint replaces her father in this office, and it will be she who will take us to Odemira.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tasca do Bernardo, Portugal, R. dos Carpinterios 6, 7630-174, Portugal
13h00

Lunch at the "Tasca do Bernardo" restaurant, at Boavista dos Pinheiros, a typical restaurant with a good gastronomy in Alentejo, all of which makes mouth water.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Igreja da Misericordia de Odemira, Odemira 7630 Portugal
Leisure afternoon to visit the village of Odemira, highlighting the sixteenth-century church of Misericórdia with an impressive array of frescoes. Possibility to climb to Cerro dos Moinhos Juntos and visit the windmill built in 1874 and still in operation today.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: CACO - Associação de Artesãos de Odemira, Av. Tiófilo da Trindade Nº8, 7630-124 Odemira, Portugal
For those who want to get their hands on, join a local craftsman in the Handicraft Association of Odemira. The purpose of this association is to make known, value and disseminate the craft activity (carpets, basketwork, woodworking ...).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chocolates da Beatriz, R. Veríssimo de Almeida 5, 8000-444 Faro, Portugal
18h00

Sweet afternoon tea, at the Chocolates da Beatriz chocolate shop: in a cozy atmosphere we'll taste Argentinian Beatriz's handcrafted chocolate, who brought us all the chocolate-making know-how from that country.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Tasca do Bernardo
Accommodation included: Overnight at Branco de Cal or Naturarte. Double room.

Day 4: Santa Clara-a-Velha

Stop At: Santa Clara Dam, Santa Clara-a-Velha, 7665, Portugal
09h00

In the quiet village of Santa Clara-a-Velha, you will experience the purity of the mysticism of Alentejo. The dam is named after this village, an unexpected lake in the immense mountain range in the vast council of Odemira. We'll set off on a 10 km hike, through country dominated by aquatic vegetation with acacias, mimosas, poplars, ash trees, willows, junks and others. Watercress and pennyroyal cover the shallow ends of rivers outside of flood season and the deeper parts are covered in water lily. The fertile lands by the river have vegetable gardens and groves with orange trees, fig trees and olive trees.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Santa Clara Country Hotel, Santa Clara-a-Velha, 7665-879, Portugal
13h00

We arrive at the Hotel de Santa-a-Clara, near the dam, and here we will have another gastronomic moment.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Santa Clara Dam, Santa Clara-a-Velha, 7665, Portugal
15h00

In the afternoon, depending on the season, we can go to pick up fruit trees, visit a distillery, stroll along the hill, always at the rhythm of the day!
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Parish Council of Martinho das Amoreiras, R. Vale de Brique, 7630, Portugal
19h30

Snack-dinner in S. Martinho das Amoreiras, in a typical tavern, with Performance of Sing to the Bunch and Viola Campaniça: oral practice characterized by a poetic speech, created at the moment and presented in a sung way, using as musical support the melody of a fashion chime This tradition of singing to the challenge began to be practiced at the end of the 19th century in the county of Odemira, having spread to other neighboring municipalities in the early twentieth century.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Branco de Cal or Naturarte. Double room.

Day 5: Depature

Stop At: Parish Council of Martinho das Amoreiras, R. Vale de Brique, 7630, Portugal
Transfer to the train or bus station.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Funcheira train or bus station
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Accommodation 4 nights in a double room
  • Transport for the purposes of the itinerary
  • Heritage interpreter throughout (driver/guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Bar de Funcheira
  • Entry/Admission - Praia da Franquia
  • Entry/Admission - Café Desportivo
  • Entry/Admission - Padaria S. Luís
  • Entry/Admission - Praia das Furnas
  • Entry/Admission - Tasca do Bernardo
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja da Misericordia de Odemira
  • Entry/Admission - CACO - Associação de Artesãos de Odemira
  • Entry/Admission - Chocolates da Beatriz
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Clara Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Clara Country Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Parish Council of Martinho das Amoreiras
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Private transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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