Section 9 - Alentejo

Odeceixe / Vila Nova de Milfontes


This section begins in Odeceixe (Algarve) and ends in Vila Nova de Milfontes (Alentejo). Along this coastal route, you’ll encounter peaceful towns and villages with rich heritage, as well as stunning beaches.

Be sure to explore Amália Beach, a secluded shoreline named after the famous Portuguese fado singer Amália Rodrigues, who used to vacation there on the Herdade estate. You’ll also find Carvalhal Beach, Zambujeira do Mar Beach, and Porto das Barcas Beach, where you can enjoy seafood dishes and watch traditional fishing boats.

As you continue along the coast, you’ll reach Praia do Tonel, and the journey goes all the way to Cape Sardão, the westernmost point of the Alentejo Coast.

This route is home to various wildlife and plant species, including lutra lutra in the River Mira and their nesting spot at Cape Sardão, a unique place where otters make nests in the rocks.

After passing through the calm villages of Almograve, Longueira, Camposol, and crossing the Mira River, you’ll arrive in Vila Nova de Milfontes, marking the end of this 53-kilometer section. Enjoy the beautiful views and don’t miss the stunning sunset.

This section is part of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, which stretches from São Torpes, south of Sines to Burgau. It includes areas in the municipalities of Aljezur, Odemira, Sines, and Vila do Bispo.


Photos:;; António Narciso; (2); FPCUB; Alentejo Turismo; Câmara Municipal de Odemira; Visit Alentejo; National Geographic (Luís Quinta)
Visit Alentejo; Município de Odemira

Points of Interest

Nature: 2 Museums & Science: 1 Beach: 46 Accommodation - Campsite: 5 Accommodation - Youth Hostels: 1

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Section 9

Odeceixe / Vila Nova de Milfontes: 53

  • Elevation
  • Nature
  • Museums & Science
  • Beach
  • Accommodation - Campsite
  • Accommodation - Youth Hostels