Charming country accommodations
The overnight stops on our route far exceed our basic needs (hot showers, good food, comfy beds and substantial breakfasts) - each one also possesses a different type of charm that tempts you to stay forever.
You stay 2 nights in the last hotel so that you can relax and enjoy some well-deserved beach/pool time in Sagres at the end of your week.
Pedralva: The authenticity of this beautiful restored, remote Algarvian village, the rustic but comfortable little houses, the superb food and very friendly service make this destination something unique.
Night 1: Residencial Gabriel - Santiago do Cacém
The Residencial Gabriel is located in the centre of the city Santiago do Cacém, Alentejo region.
A clean, friendly and functional 'pensão' (inn or boarding house), Residencial Gabriel is in one of the regions richest in history, heritage and natural beauty - the ideal start to a week of cycling the Rota Vicentina!
Night 2: Herdade da Matinha - Cercal do Alentejo
Surrounded by hundreds of acres of gentle hills and pastures, this warmly welcoming country house is filled with sunny rooms. Each meal is prepared with special attention and the hotel centres around the open kitchen - prepare to be captivated by the intimate atmosphere and cosy round the fireplace feeling.
Staying here feels like visiting friends at their home in the country — a place to slow down, eat well and rest easy.
Night 3: Quinta do Chocalhinho - Odemira
This delightfully traditional farmhouse is set in charming country landscape, 2 kms from the town of Odemira.
Beautifully furnished and well recommended for its blend of supreme comfort, outstanding breakfasts and tranquil surroundings.
Night 4: Amazigh Hostel - Aljezur
Amazigh means Free People; representing the hostel's values and appreciation of nature.
Situated between ancestral walls and picturesque alleys, the Amazigh Hostel lies in the heart of the village and has a warm, welcoming atmosphere which is guaranteed to make you feel at home.
Night 5: Aldeia da Pedralva - Pedralva
This quaint and unique eco-hotel forms its own village in a tucked away countryside location. Both the village and its surroundings have been preserved from development and retain the authentic feel of a typical Portuguese village.
The Aldeia's location and blend of chic intimacy and casual at-home atmosphere combine to create an incredible sense of being away from the real world.
Nights 6 & 7: Memmo Baleeira - Sagres
The best place to recharge by the pool after an active riding week; or if you still have the energy, choose an optional Last Day Activity.
The spectacular views from this modern hotel, the sound and scent of the sea, and the easy stroll to the beaches of Sagres, or to the shops and bars of the historic town, combine to make this stop the perfect final touch.