The group gathers in Vila Nova de Milfontes for an early dinner. On your first day, you will take the time to reflect on the different aspects os your current situation. The exercise will take a 360-degree “polaroid” of your life and create a picture of where you now stand.
Our clients’ experience
My joy comes from the within
I swear I’ve got muscles that weren’t there just a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve got a smile on my face that lights me and has somehow an impact all around. My joy comes from the within, where I managed to put in good order every moment, every challenge (and there were pretty big ones), every joke and laughs; but also the good memories from the places and the people we crossed.
Managing Partner Plus / People Development
I’ll be grateful forever. And I will come back.
Every breath in was filled with love and every breath out was taking the burden off my shoulders. Every step I took I knew Joao is on the path with me ready to answer my questions, listen to my thoughts or just laugh with me or at me :) I had no expectations. I just knew this was a journey designed for me by Joao. I’ll be grateful forever. And I will come back.
Director at NIRAS UKRAINE
The most amazing way of personal and professional development that I experienced
Walking Mentorship is the most amazing way of personal and professional development that I experienced.
Every detail, every path, every moment is to be assimilated and enjoyed. All will have meaning and impact on the final result.
Get ready, prepare yourself and go.
COO Lift World
A format that brings us back to basics. An exercise we should all do at least once in life.
Walking Mentorship has the beauty of simple things. A perfect program where an experience profile as Joao can apply all the know-how he collected in multiple assignments he overcame both personal and professionally and at the same time, accessible in a format that brings us back to basics. An exercise we should all do at least once in life.
Country Manager Poland at Gi Group
- Exclusive Walking Mentorship methodology.
- Individual Mentoring Sessions during the program.
- After the program, an individual feedback session to support your personal plan.
- Time to walk on your own and with each participant.
- Personal Insurance.
- Pre-walk orientation session.
- Exclusive license to access the WM online learning hub.
- 7 nights double occupancy accommodation
- All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals with drinks included.
- Average of 15-18 Km per day
- Suitable for anyone reasonably fit and healthy
- No specific walking experience required
Our accommodation has been selected among local partners that provide an experience that reinforces the mentoring and exercises we are doing every day.
Sometimes you will have marvellously simple meals and others simply marvellous gastronomic experiences. We offer moments that range from sleeping alone to experiencing the opportunity to go deep on your thoughts, moments to sleep in double rooms to share the experience and in one of the days, in a private Albergue to live the true pilgrim approach staying in a dormitory altogether.
You will walk on the Vicentina coast close to the Atlantic ocean between Alentejo and Algarve. You will discover a range of beautiful walking paths from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Aljezur.
Together with like-minded people, you will live a mixture of companionship, unusual lodging, fantastic meals, and endless walks. The end of each program points to the beginning of a new cycle in life. Each step brings you closer to a more autonomous and intentional life.
Day 2 - Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve Exercise Connecting the dots
We will talk towards Almograve, where we will stay for the night and to have a real feel of a pilgrimage, we sleep in a private Albergue. On the way, we walk through beautiful paths that awake all our senses. You are invited to slowdown surrounded by the aroma of the ocean breeze.
The second exercise is an invitation to disconnect totally and use the opportunity to dig deeper into yourself and look back in your life. What you learn from your history will help you craft your future.
Day 3 - Almograve to Zambujeira do Mar Exercise Time Lab
We will walk to Zambujeira do Mar, renown for summer musical festivals and will sleep in a beautiful rural tourism, folllowing traditional architecture from Alentejo region.
Today's exercise will make you see how you use your time and your activities align with your inner self. This is a process where you have to work from the inside out.
Day 4 - Zambujeira do Mar to São Teotónio Exercise Personal Inventory
We start today with a beautiful path between Zambujeira and São Teotónio - surrounded by nature and over the ocean, perfect to look inside our own strengths and weaknesses. The smells can be amazing and it helps you to look inside. After a while, we reach São Teotónio where cars are invited to park on the edges of the small town as walking is good for health. This path is the perfect setting to look outside and to the future.
Day 5 - São Teotónio to João Roupeiro Exercise my ideal future
Today you will experience a visioning exercise. You will identify and describe how you idealise your life at a specific point in the future. We have a nice walk through the beautiful countryside and will go to a beach already in Algarve. Odeceixe is a charming corner by the ocean where you may find the inspiration to expand your horizons and visualize your future. In the afternoon, we will walk to a small and enchanted place called João Roupeiro.
Day 6 - João Roupeiro to Aljezur Exercise Purpose and outcomes
Now that you have imagined your future, you will build a bridge from your vision back to the present. This will provide you with the momentum for the decisions you must make and also the opportunity to align it with your purpose.
The landscape keeps changing, but somehow the walking becomes more natural. We walk towards beautiful Aljezur, surrounded by gentle green hills and the deep blue ocean.
Day 7 - Aljezur to Arrifana Exercise Take Responsibility
After selecting the outcomes, you commit to in the previous exercise, you are ready to detail your Action Plan. This is the final kilometre of the program and the beginning of a new stage in your life. We are close to the end of the program and this comes as a U turn, a tough moment where your resilience comes to test. This step defines and enables the start of the new begginings.
Day 8 - Arrifana Exercise 1,00KM
The final exercise takes place with your Action Plan already in motion. Fine-tuning and feedback loops become your new norm. Arriving in Arrifana is always a fascinating experience as the end of something marks the beggining of something new. The positive energy of the Guest House where we will gather for the last night and the celebration spirit will contribute to another unique moment. Immense joy, a feeling of overcoming and satisfaction mixes with all the stimulus of countless experiences, stories and treasured moments. We will invite all to join a special toasts to the new old friends you will have made along the magical Vicentina.
Vila de Milfontes
1 night - Twin room
Selina hotel is located at the center of charming Vila Nova de Milfontes, Mainly visited by lovers of sand and ocean that value to experience the energy of this town that invites you to relax.
1 night - Room
Almograve Beach hostel, a very charming house renovated with attention to detail and simplicity. Old furniture got new colours inspired by the ocean and nature is present in different ways. A living room with kitchenette is the perfect place to get together. Nearby, a public garden with benches by the water and nice shades invites you for a quiet moment.
Zambujeira do Mar
1 night - Twin room
Monte Dom Manuel is a
"Monte Alentejano", a traditional
country house, with unique characteristics allied to an elegant rusticity.
1 night - Twin room
Casa da Seiceira, a rural tourism, located in the natural park of Vicentina Coast, where the color, the joy and good taste come together to create a vibrant and warm ambient.
1 night - Twin room
Monte João Roupeiro, located between Maria Vinagre and Odeceixe, is a a rural tourism surrounded by agricultural fields. Located at the heart of the natural park of Vicentina coast, you can listen to the silence and sounds of nature. Close by, you may discover a sea of colours and perfumes as huge areas are dedicated to nurturing of garden flowers and fruit trees.
1 night - Room
Amazigh Hostel is located in Aljezur, a traditional Portuguese village faithful to its origins, very popular among surfers given its unique proximity to the most popular beaches of the region.
1 night - Twin room
Utopia Guest House is designed with pure lines celebrating simplicity. Wooden unique pieces and earthy tones contrast with full white in a way that conveys calm and peace. nviting all guests to be present, to be mindful.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to change or modify any accommodation without prior notice for travellers' safety and/or comfort. If we make a significant change before departure because of a problem with a supplier, we will notify you of available alternatives as soon as possible.
We believe that our programs can change lives
Payment plans are available. Special conditions for unemployed, and under 30 y.o. If for some reason you cannot afford our prices, drop us a few lines presenting your case, and we will do our best to find solutions.
"At the end of our journey, I felt a reconnection to my internal source of unconditional joy, happiness and love."
Standard: 3700€ (+VAT)
Early Bird (60 days before): 2400€ (+VAT)
Alumni: 1850€ (+VAT)
Costa Vicentina - Portugal
15-18 Km per day