The Best of the Rota Vicentina

Combining both our Rota Vicentina: Wild Algarve and Rota Vicentina: Fishermen trail tour brings you almost 2 weeks worth of walking down a 100 mile stretch of rugged Atlantic coastline. 

The Rota Vicentina trail is voted in the top 6 most beautiful coastal trails in the world and it's easy to see why...quiet sandy trails that are anchored by honey-coloured cliffs, deserted beaches and hidden sandy coves that are all mainly only accessible on foot. Walking along the south-west coast of Portugal really lets you discover and see "real" Portugal.

Stay overnight in forgotten Portuguese fishing villages with a laid back vibe. Spot white storks nesting on jaggy cliffs and at the end of the day enjoy a glass of ‘vinho’ with some freshly caught seafood as you listen to the crashing of Atlantic waves.

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Hiking trail · Portugal

Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes

December 18, 2019
difficult
19.4 km
7:00 h
54 m
75 m
Experience a diverse array of coastal landscapes on this section from Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes. You’ll walk mostly on energy-sapping ...
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December 18, 2019
moderate
17.2 km
5:30 h
260 m
239 m
From Vila Nova de Milfontes you must cross the River Mira, and then continue hugging the coast atop cliffs and through sand-dunes to reach ...
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December 18, 2019
difficult
23 km
7:00 h
166 m
209 m
The cliffs are higher, the sand dunes wider and the coastal views as impressive as ever, as you continue heading south from Longueira/Almograve to ...
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe

December 18, 2019
moderate
18.3 km
6:00 h
267 m
288 m
Today’s walk from Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe strikes a perfect balance between clambering atop high cliffs and dipping down to meet pristine ...
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Odeceixe to Aljezur

March 28, 2018
moderate
22.8 km
6:00 h
186 m
175 m
A gentle walk out along the River Seixe brings you to the breathtaking Odeceixe beach and its wild Atlantic waves. From here the path follows the ...
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Aljezur to Arrifana

March 28, 2018
easy
18 km
4:30 h
314 m
259 m
Leaving Aljezur, the route heads out through countryside and woodland along the Amoreira Valley. Picking up the Fishermen’s Trail the path goes ...
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March 28, 2018
moderate
23.3 km
5:30 h
377 m
443 m
Leaving Arrifana the route crosses through wood and heath land before arriving at the coast for splendid views of the beach of Vale Figueiras.
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Loop Walk from Carrapateira

March 28, 2018
easy
10.2 km
3:00 h
99 m
99 m
Leaving Carrapateira the Fishermen’s Trail heads out the sand dunes and wide expanse of Bordeira beach before rounding the rugged headland of the ...
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Pedralva to Vila do Bispo

May 09, 2019
moderate
20.2 km
6:00 h
509 m
469 m
Leaving the sleepy village of Pedralva the route meanders gently through the countryside before descending to the coast and the remote sandy beach ...
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Hiking trail · Portugal

Vila do Bispo to Cabo de Sao Vicente.

March 28, 2018
moderate
13.6 km
4:00 h
85 m
149 m
A gentle walk out of Vila do Bispo leads onto heathland and near to the viewpoint at Torre de Aspa. From here the route turns south along the ...
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