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Hiking along the scenic route of Portuguese Camino

Camino to Fátima

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Hiking along the scenic route of Portuguese Camino
Experience the scenic route of Portuguese Camino on your way to Fátima. Go on an intimate journey discovering the hidden gems and famous places in Sintra, Cascais, Mafra, Alcobaca and more.
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Highlights

Discover the beautiful sights and culture of Cascais, Sintra, Torres Vedras, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, and Alcobaca.

Experience Portuguese Camino, one of the world renowned pilgrimage routes, as you journey from Cascais to the city of Fatima.

Experience the scenic route of Portuguese Camino as you journey from the stylish and fashionable town of Estoril to the globally renowned city of Fatima. Get awestruck with the coastal charm of Cascais, soaking in the panoramic views of the region as you climb the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. Discover the picturesque town of Sintra then continue on your Camino trail to reach Mafra. From Mafra you'll take on different stunning routes to reach Torres Vedras, Bombarral, Caldas da Rainha, Alcobaca and Ribeira de Cima before ending your journey in Fatima.

This tour departs daily from January to December.

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Included

9-night accommodation with ensuite bathroom
Journey documentation
Pilgrim passport (Credencial)
Telephone support for emergencies
Luggage transfer between hotels (max 20 kg.)

Excluded

  • Transfers from and to airport
  • Personal equipment
  • Other personal expenses
  • All items not mentioned in inclusions

Itinerary

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Day 1
Estoril

Today, you'll arrive in Estoril and make your own way to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Estoril - Sintra

Leave the town of Estoril today, making your way from the church of Saint Antonio do Estoril along the coastal path through the town of Cascais. Shortly, you will say goodbye to the coastal path and veer inland where you will traverse the natural park of Sintra-Cascais. Climb to a height of 416 metres where you will enjoy panoramic views of the region before descending to reach the town of Sintra. (25 km)

Day 3
Sintra - Mafra

Leave the town of Sintra and continue on your Camino trail. An easier walk awaits you today as you pass by many small towns where you can always stop for a break. Stop off at the archeological musuem in Odrinhas. Soon, you will descend to the town of Carvalhal located in the Lizandro river valley. After a short ascent out of the town, it will not be long before you reach your destination of Mafra. Visit the beautiful palace and the beautiful Jardim do Cerco. The palace is one of the finest in Europe and is so vast it includes a huge monastery, an ornate basilica and a library with over 36,000 ancient books. (25 km)

Day 4
Mafra - Torres Vedras

Leave Mafra today and your path a mix of trails and small roads will lead you along the edges of Tapada National Park. Your trail today will reach a height of 256 metres before gradually descending to the town of Torres Vedras. On your route today, you will pass through the small towns of Livramento, Freixofeira and Trucifal. Ideal stops for a break if you wish for some refreshments today. Visit the towns' two large fortresses, part of a large network of fortresses known as the Torres Vedras Line, built in the 18th century to protect Lisbon from Napoleons invading army. (30 km)

Day 5
Torres Vedras - Bombarral

Your trail today once again will take you on a mix of both narrow walking paths and small roads. The route itself will be quite flat today and not too challenging. Shortly after you leave Torres Verdas, you will begin following parallel to the Rio Alcabrichel. Soon, you will veer north towards the town of Outeiro da Cabeca, an ideal place to grab some refreshments along your way today. Soon, you will once again be running alongside a small railway that will lead you into Bombarral, known for its vineyards. (30 km)

Day 6
Bombarral - Caldas da Rainha

Another short day awaits you today as you make your way to the city of Caldas da Rainha. While you here take time to visit the museums of Jose Malhoa and the Museu de Ceramica. (21 km)

Easy Walking Option: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in Obidos Municipality, between Bombarral and Caldas da Rainha.

Day 7
Caldas da Rainha - Alcobaca

Your route today brings you within 4km of the coast as you reach the town of Alfeizerao. This is an ideal place to grab some refreshments as you continue to make your way to the town of Alcobaca. The distance today although long, is not challenging in terms of elevation. Alcobaca gets its name from the two rivers that flow through the town. While you are in the town, take time to visit the lovely monastery of Alcobaca. (33 km)

Day 8
Alcobaca - Ribeira de Cima

A relatively challenging day awaits you today as you leave the flat Portuguese plain and reach the Serra do Aire hills. Your highest elevation today will be 375 metres and from here on you will descend to reach the town of Ribeira de Cima. (19 km)

Day 9
Ribeira de Cima - Fatima

Your journey through the Serra do Aire hills continues today. You will pass through several small hamlets before you arrive in Fatima. Your highest elevation today is 455 metres. (19 km)

Additional information

Official language
Portuguese
Currency
EURO
9 nights
from AUD1,565
per person, twin share
Estoril (Daily)
01 January - 31 December 2020
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