This is a short day, but one that can be extended by going along the Fishermen’s Trail towards Arrifana or continuing to the south, towards the villages of Bordeira and Carrapateira. You will cross scented valleys and small farms as you approach the coast, already guessing where the route will take you in the following […]
Pedra da Agulha seen from Canal beach, Vale Figueira’s vast sand stretch revealed during low tide and a succession of hills and valleys, confirm the most aggressive and inaccessible side of this coastal area. Upon arrival, a privileged view over Bordeira beach’s sand dunes and the creek that meets the ocean here, in a setting […]
After magnificent views over Bordeira beach, the beauty of pristine valleys, where one can barely feel the human presence, the picturesque villages of Vilarinha and Pedralva, you will be ready to face the strong winds that are expected with the arrival in Vila do Bispo. A section where is possible to experience the essence of […]
This is the section connecting the Historical Way to the Fishermen’s Trail on Rota Vicentina’s northern region, allowing the hiker to feel this area’s strong connection to the ocean, as you approach the coast line and Porto Covo, a picturesque fishermen’s village
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.
Today you will be walking along Mira’s watering channel, fed by the waters of Santa Clara’s dam. You can see for miles around you, with the mountains to the east and the ocean to the west. You’ll have a choice between two complementary circuits that will take you to the coastal cliffs and allow you […]
In one of Rota Vicentina’s most accessible sections, given the nature of the track – always wide and with mild ascents and descents – you’ll walk with rivers Mira and S. Teotónio for company, getting in close contact with the beauty of the inland area of this municipality, between the hills and the sea.
This is the water section, where a different, green and vibrant Alentejo reveals itself before your eyes, with refreshing water streams and ponds – Ribeira do Torgal being the protagonist – where forests of valuable species such as ash, willow and alder trees covering the water streams banks abound.
This will be a memorable trekking day, where you will walk along inhospitable trails covered with well preserved native vegetation, climb down steep valleys and back up again to the top of the hills, while enjoying the view over Odeceixe and the ocean. At the end, Algarve will be within sight as well as the […]
This long distance path along Sw Portugal begins at the emblematic Santiago do Cacém Church, a city with a strong connection to the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela. Since the Middle Ages pilgrims pass here coming from the Promontorium Sacrum, the mythical destination of this historic journey now recovered through Rota Vicentina.
This is the most arid section of Rota Vicentina. It crosses a profoundly agricultural and rural Alentejo where, in spite the proximity to the ocean, you will be able to smell the fragrances and feel the might of this inland area. At Campilhas Dam, make a pause for a picnic and a dip on hotter […]
Today, you will be walking towards the south western tip of Europe. This is a magical place where one can almost hear the echoes of the voices of sailors and pilgrims. Monumental cliffs, outstanding views over the coastline and a privileged area to watch the natural phenomenon of autumn bird migration.
Coinciding in part with the Arrifana » Carrapateira section of the Historical Way, this walk allows you to journey through the Mediterranean woodland on foothills of the Serra de Espinhaço do Cão and discover the incredible interior region surrounding the charismatic village of Bordeira.
On this walk you will feel the strong connection of this historical village to the incredible coastal zone which characterises the climate and rhythm of life. Along the way you will also come across the symbolic pine forest of Bordalete and the beach of Bordeira or Carrapateira, famous for its vast sands and dunes as […]
The successive panoramic views that you get from the top of the hills, of the beaches of Amado and Bordeira, the villages of Carrapateira and Vilarinha, as well as all the surrounding area as far as the top of Monchique mountains, make this a spectacular route for those who appreciate great views.
If you haven’t discovered the pleasure of hiking, don’t have much time, or look for a short, easy, accessible walk, then this circular route was created for you. You’ll get to know the gardens and back yards of S. Luís and pass through a magic cork oak forest, always with the Cercal do Alentejo » […]
At the quiet Santa Clara-a-Velha village one feels the true spirit of the Alentejo, with the big Santa Clara lake nearby, nestled among rolling hills. The village of Sabóia, the railway station, the constant presence of the water and the open views over a mountainous Alentejo make this route a great walk for the whole […]
This circular route is an excellent option for those looking for a short walk. Coinciding with part of the Fishermen’s Trail, it offers an insight on the agricultural side of the region, offering a great coastal walk by the vast sand stretch of the beach of Brejo Largo.
The dense woods of cork oaks, eucalyptus and arbutus trees bring the hiker to meet the tranquil waters of river Mira, on a perfect hike to experience in just half a day the essence of the Historical Way of the Rota Vicentina.
Small fishing harbours, reddish sand dunes, the scent of pine tree forests and the sight, seen nowhere else in the world, of storks nesting on the cliffs make this walk a true balm for your senses.
When doing the section between Odeceixe and Aljezur, after Rogil, you will come across a detour to this complementary circuit. Arriving at the coast you will find yourself close to the beach of Carreagem, where a sandy track takes you along the coast until you catch sight of the stunning mouth of the river of […]
The Seixe River and the town beach are good reasons for staying for one more night in Odeceixe. Take the opportunity to do this circuit, which will take you to the coast along fishermen trails. You can also combine this circuit with the Historical Way and continue on the same day to Aljezur.
The section between Aljezur and Arrifana can be extended by walking along the Fishermen’s Trail. When opting for this complementary circuit you will pass by the beach of Monte Clérigo and the mythical Ponta da Atalaia. In a place marked by the strength of legends and the time of the Portuguese conquest of the Moors, […]
This circular walk, starting in the village of Carrapateira, it’s ideal to stay for another night, allowing you to contemplate and experience the very close relationship that the people of this land have with the sea. Along the circuit you will come across various viewpoints, with superb views of the escarpments, the sands of Bordeira […]
This is the beaches section, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches and discover small deserted coves that will surprise you. It is a tiring walking day though, given its extension and the constant sandy terrain.
Monumental cliffs, ravines covered with native vegetation, ancient rock formations and a memorable arrival to Cape St. Vincent by fishermen trails. Finish your journey along Sw Portugal on an unforgettable way.
This is a day to purify your soul thanks to the overwhelming views over Vila Nova de Milfontes and the Mira river that meets the ocean here. It is a short and accessible hiking day so that you may enjoy the area to its fullest extent.
You will be passing the beaches of Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados and Amália on the way to Azenha do Mar, where you will find a natural fishing harbour. To top it all enjoy one of the most outstanding views in the entire territory: Odeceixe beach seen from the majestic Ponta em Branco.