Fishermen’s Way / Rota Vicentina (classic)
Portugal’s Rota Vicentina (or Fishermen’s Way) is one of the most famous long-distance self-guided hiking trails in Europe. It is an exciting coastal trail along beautiful cliffs and dunes which can only be followed on foot. Enjoy the wild seaside natural landscape as the Atlantic ocean winds encourage you to advance from one charming village to the next. You will walk through beautiful beaches, climb the neighboring cliffs and enjoy magnificent views.
Duration8 Days I Difficulty: 3 (of 5)
What is included7 nights in en-suite rooms (hotels/pensions/guesthouses) incl. breakfast, luggage transfers during tour, transfer on Day 7 to Aljezur, emergency support phone line, 4x4 emergency support vehicle, walk information pack (1 set per room - route notes, maps, GPS tracks etc.)
What is not includedAirport transfers (unless requested), drinks and other meals.
Best periodFebruary, March, April, May, June, mid-September, October, November
Day 1. Arrival at Alentejo (Porto Covo)
Day 2. Porto Covo - Vila Nova de Milfontes (20km, 6-7hrs, +170m/-150m; options to make the hike shorter)
Day 3. Vila Nova de Milfontes - Almograve (16km, 5hrs, +260m/-280m)
Day 4. Almograve - Zambujeira do Mar (21km, 6-7hrs, +210m/-200m)
Day 5. Zambujeira do Mar - Odeceixe (18km, 5-6hrs, +270m/-290m)
Day 6. Odeceixe - Aljezur (23km, 6hrs, +400m/-390m)
Day 7. Aljezur - Arrifana Beach (18km, 5hrs, +350m/-290m; options to make the hike shorter)
Day 8. Departure day.
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