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3-Days Remote Alcoutim

Alcoutim was infamous for many years of intense smuggling: tabacco, fabrics, sugar, coffee... were passed across the border between Portugal & Spain. The smugglers were risking their life in the strong tidal Guadiana river... Luckily those days are long gone and peace has restored in one of my favourite remote places in the Algarve.



from 350.00 € per person

Next Fall: 2 - 4th of November

  • 2 nights at 3* Hotel d’Alcoutim, on the river bank of the Guadiana river

  • 2 guided hikes in Parc Natural do Vale de Guadiana 

  • Visit Alcoutim: guided walk along the historical places

  • Ferry & visit of Sanlucar on the Spanish side of the river 

  • Walk to the Castle of Sanlucar

  • Optional: Zipline to cross the river from Spain to Portugal 

  • Walk to Castelo Velho 

  • Visit Tavira: guided walk in the beautiful town Tavira

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

  • Different types of rooms available

  • Guidance in English and German

  • Travel guide: Sabine Baldrige

Not included: drinks and transport 



Day 1

  • 10am: check-in & briefing at 3* Hotel d’Alcoutim

  • 11:30am: guided walk & lunch in Alcoutim

  • 2pm: Ferry to Sanlucar de Guadiana in Spain (5 minutes on the boat to cross the river)

  • Visit Sanlucar, optional walk up to the castle and zipline on top of the hill

  • 7pm: 3-course dinner in Alcoutim 

Day 2

  • 9am: Breakfast at the hotel

  • 10am: 10km linear hike in the Parc Natural do Vale da Guadiana

  • Lunch break during the hike

  • 45-minutes boat trip back to Alcoutim

  • 7pm: 3-course dinner in Alcoutim

Day 3

  • 9am: Breakfast at the hotel

  • 10am: Check-out

  • 10:30am: 8km circular hike to  Furnazinhas in the Parc Natural do Vale da Guadiana

  • Lunch break during the hike

  • 2:30pm: Visit of Tavira on the way back home 

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