In the last stage you will continue to see the great route marks and you will leave the region of Baixo do Alentejo. Entering the Algarve region along the way you will be able to enjoy the Guadiana river. At this stage the contact with the Algarve people will be closer as you will find several villages along the way where you can supply.
Between Alcoutim and the village of Marmeleiro the stage begins on a paved road to Alcoutim River Beach from here the way up winds between hills and valleys to the Alcoutim Dam, the landscape is with bush and pine forest, we observe area of ancient lavatory and what is believed to be an ancient Roman stone path (Eastern Algarve Road) that linked Tavira to Alcoutim.
After crossing the village of Marmeleiro down to the river by a dirt road, the route now goes parallel to the river we cross the ravine where we find a wheel well follows the narrow path, surrounding holm oaks and diverse vegetation, have pass by the viewpoint of “Pontal do Guadiana” a must stop and emblematic place for the fantastic view of the river and Spain, here again approaches the river, in a more direct contact with nature, marked by the presence of centuries-old olive trees.
The trail crosses the village Montinho das Laranjeiras, where on the left we find the archaeological nucleus with traces of three distinct historical periods (Roman, Visigoth and Islamic) after the village of Laranjeiras, where you can supply before Guerreiros do Rio.
In Guerreiros do Rio follow a footpath, in stone and between walls, passing through another cultivated floodplain past the village of Álamo, proceeding along dirt roads to Corte das Donas we observe ancient eiras (today useless but which once represented the livelihood of many families).
From Corte das Donas the route follows a path of stones, between walls the vegetation is Mediterranean bush, with areas of stone pine counted with one more descent to the next locality.
Before arriving Odeleite where you can supply, the route runs through an extensive area of gardens along the floodplains of Ribeira de Odeleite, passed before by dirt tracks with many native trees and the typical mountain countryside.
Between Alcaria and Almada D’Ouro the route goes along the Guadiana River between vegetable gardens and fig trees, passes through one of the former posts of the Tax Guard (in times of smuggling), after Almada D’Ouro there is another steep descent, past some ruins from the old “Quinta da Choça” the riverine vegetation is queen.
In Azinhal you will have a wonderful panoramic view then the descent is steep and flanked by sargassum, gorse, rosemary, bush and old traces of dry orchard and olive trees, the arrival to Junqueira is by the old national road crossing extensive orange and vegetable gardens, after passing Junqueira you will find gardens and various orchards, an orange grove, as well as wells from other times between secular walls leading down to Castro Marim, had also enjoyed a fantastic panoramic view of the Guadiana River.
The route crosses Castro Marim where you can supply, then discover on the left the sublime salt flats inserted, in turn in the natural ex-libris of the territory, the Castro Marim Sapal Nature Reserve and Vila Real de Santo António, the route follows the National 122, pay attention to the cars, then arrive at Vila Real de Santo António. In the final part, the route crossing the Vila Real de Santo António Coastal Dunes National Forest runs along the “Caminho dos Três Pauzinhosl”, to Santo António beach, where the final 3 kilometers of Atlantic sands begin.