Rota Vicentina

  • © Oranginas Walking Group
  • © Oranginas Walking Group
  • © Oranginas Walking Group
  • © Oranginas Walking Group

Key information: Rota Vicentina

  • Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in SW Portugal, totalling 400 km to walk, along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe.

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The excellent website says the following:

"Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in SW Portugal, totalling 400 km to walk, along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe...

Comprising the Historical Way... (stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails), the Fishermen's Trail... (It is a single track along the cliffs,with plenty of sand, which can only be travelled by foot, and more demanding from a physical point of view.) and several Circular Routes... (These are short routes with start and finishing points right in the same place, so that it becomes even easier to discover the pleasure of walking in the SW of Portugal, without transfers, complications and with a duration of just half a day or less.)

The route is fully marked in both directions, and can be travelled independently and in total security, preferably from September till June"


Walkopedia friend Dee Mahan recommended this walk and said:

"We walked form Santiago do Cacem to Zambujera do Mar.  It was a moderate walk - some long days, small climbs, several days in loose sand - that's what would take it to moderate on some days. Walking in cork forests and along cliffs overlooking the Atlantic coast of Portugal.  Villages along the way.  Some - Santiago and Millifontes - were interesting, several small fishing villages.  excellent seafood and very good B&B accommodations along the entire route.  We booked with Vicentina Travel - we walked on our own but they transported bags - they are local and very committed to protecting the ecosystem along this undeveloped section o Portuguese coast.  I didn't see storks nesting, but if you are in season for that, they nest in the cliffs.

Highly recommend - a good walk especially if you want good weather in later fall or winter."

Thank you Dee!

Our friends the Oranginas walking group of the Netherlands walked sections in 2017. Here are their thoughts:  THANK YOU, ORANGINAS!

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