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Sagres to Cabo San Vicente

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  • Cabo San Vicente
    / Cabo San Vicente
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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Reach Cabo San Vicente and admire the lighthouse at Cabo San Vicente - is the final destination for today's walk.  
Distance 12.4 km
3:22 h
110 m
101 m
62 m
3 m

From Sagres walk along the high cliffs towards the lighthouse at Cabo San Vicente the final destination for today’s walk. Enroute there will be opportunities to discover hidden beaches between the cliffs, admire views over the Atlantic, and imagine this area centuries before, when every port had a fortress and from where many ships set sail seeking new continents.

At the end of the trail give yourself time to explore the lighthouse which was built over the remains of a 16th century Franciscan convent in 1846. This lighthouse guards one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and is one of the most powerfully lit lighthouses in Europe. A transfer back to Sagres is included.

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: December 19, 2017
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
3 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:



Sagres (30 m)
37.010043, -8.932352
37°00'36.2"N 8°55'56.5"W
29S 506018 4095988


Cabo San Vicente

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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.


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37.010043, -8.932352
37°00'36.2"N 8°55'56.5"W
29S 506018 4095988
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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12.4 km
3:22 h
110 m
101 m
Highest point
62 m
Lowest point
3 m


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