Cercal do Alentejo <> S. Luís – Historical path

This is Rota Vicentina’s most mountainous section as well as a physically demanding one, with long ascent segments on harsh and irregular terrain. But you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over the plains and the Atlantic ocean, right from the top of the hills.

route code type: Great Route
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Small Route goes in Great Route
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number of people: N/D
difficulty: 3
distance • duration (cycling): 21km • 2h
distance • duration (walking): 21km • 7h
start - end: Cercal do Alentejo: At the roundabout of Cercal do Alentejo, following the road towards Vila Nova de Milfontes, until you find the sign posts, indicating a sharp left. - S. Luís: Next to the bus stop on the national road which crosses S. Luís. Head towards the church, where you will find a sign post.
altimetry: 62 - 329m
equipment (cycling): Off road bike, Helmet, Gloves, Shorts, Antifriction cream, Multi-tools with chain breaker and dismantling, Two air chambers, Air pump and oil
equipment (walking): Boots or tennis with soles that adhere to any floor , Comfortable socks, Backpack with cushioned shoulder straps , Warm jacket and waterproof , Hat or cap , Comfortable pants or shorts, Clothes breathable , Canteen for water , Bat or stick for hiking , Sunglasses
alerts
You should bring water (1.5 L) and enough provisions for a walk that is one of the most demanding of the Rota Vicentina.
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