Rota Vicentina is the best linear hiking route in Portugal, with high beautiful landscape, a territory of sublime landscapes, where the Atlantic coast and the old ways of the pilgrims who crossed the Alentejo. All along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. There are many options for walking the more than 420 kilometers of trails where besides the good signage is important to have the service of guides Walk in Alentejo. Comprising the Historical Way, the Fishermen’s Trail and several Circular Routes, proposes a unique experience of two worlds, between a living and authentic rural culture and a surprisingly wild coastline – fully within Sw Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park.

First Note
The Rota Vicentina hiking destination is very well prepared for independent hikers who want to prepare their entire trip directly. With a strong local development association that manages the brand, signage infrastructures, advertising and promotion and even direct information with accommodation and catering units, all of them members. For those who want solitary adventures and have access to basic and common offer, then this is the easiest solution.

Co-Founder and Partner
Our company has been in the Rota Vicentina Association since the first moment, promoting the common effort to boost tourism and support the safeguarding of the natural and cultural values of the territory and its inhabitants.

Do It With Us
Being a local tour operator on the Rota Vicentina has two main objectives:
- To be the local partner of international tour operators who wish to program their groups of guided hikers or their individual self-guided hikers. Promoting the best programming, giving all the support in the field, looking for more authentic and more supportive alternatives than the normally more commercial ones and creating new and exciting life experiences.
- Create tailor made programs for individuals or small groups that want a complete, safe, healthy and differentiated organization in a territory with many more secrets to discover than those that are evident during the hikes

Duration, Calendar and Group
3 to 26 days program
- September to May
Couples, individuals (min 2 persons), families and groups
Self-guided - Walking guide as suplement

Indicative Prices
Due to the possibility of different programs and many options, days of walking, accommodation, meals, transfer services, it is not possible to present a typical price for this program. Each request will always have the presentation of a specific budget.

Bookings and Reservations
Prepare this program as early as possible. The final reservation must be made up to three months before the date of the program, because it takes time to prepare the hotel reservation, the final study of the routes, the choice of guides and the public and private legal authorizations.
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- Transfer from/to airport or international train station
- Accommodation at Hotel with all facilities
- Breakfast an Hotel, all days
- Lunch box ou restaurant lunch
- Dinner all days
- Insurance and national licences by law
- VAT and Taxes

Suplements to consider
- Single Room
- Easter
and Holidays - Ask disponibilities
- Private rental car - From/to airport/train station
- Permanent suport after journey (not guide)
- Permanent guide

Economy program
- Dinners not included - Free dinner
- Medium size groups

This information must be oficialized by a concret proposal and budget. Put your questions and ask to info@walkinalentejo.com

Historical Way
Comprised mainly of rural trails, this is a classic Grand Route (GR), fully accessible to hikers and mountain bikers, with stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails.
It comprises a total of 12 sections and 230 km.

This route seeks to re-establish the old trail that would have been used by pilgrims, travellers and locals on their journeys throughout the region. We learn its history from the fountains, churches, old country houses, the villages, the legends and the stories heard along the way.
It runs through the main towns and villages in a rural itinerary with several centuries of history.

Between Santiago do Cacém and Cape St. Vincent you will have the opportunity to pass through several towns and villages. Visit the churches, walk the streets, discover secrets and make conversation. This is a trail to be lived.

They are the guardians of the grasslands and paths of the Sierra. It is their voices that echo through the silence of the valleys and it is their presence that gives life to the landscape. If you ever get lost, always trust in the shepherds, after all they always know the way.

In fact it is the sea seen from the Sierra and the Sierra seen from the sea. The two arms of the Rota Vicentina both complement and contemplate each other. Whenever you’re there at the top, look for the horizon and see the Atlantic from the summit of the Sierra.

Portugal is the world’s largest producer of Cork – only 8% of the country produces more than 50% of the worlds cork. To walk this route is a way to discover the wonderful world of Cork.


Fishermen's Trail
Always running along the coastline, it follows the trails used by locals to get to the beaches and hot fishing spots.
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.
A challenge to a permanent contact with the ocean winds, the harsh coastal scenery and the wild and powerful natural landscape.
It comprises a total of 4 sections and 5 complementary circuits, totaling 120 km.

Trail with some degree of difficulty and not recommended for people with vertigo or fear of heights. The cliffs are systems in constant process of erosion. Walking along it, necessarily represents danger of falling. Be careful.

The Fishermen’s Trail is entirely within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, stretching between S. Torpes and Burgau. Use only the marked trails and only camp in proper campsites.

The Alentejo and Vicentina Coast is one of the best preserved coastlines in all of Europe. Wild beaches, towering cliffs, biodiversity, an authentic culture and a temperate climate make the Sw of Portugal an ideal destination for nature tourism.

This is a land of sea, where fishing has always been a livelihood. These trails were shaped by the constant trek between the villages and the fishing spots which, more often than not, were difficult to reach. This trail could only be given one name – Fishermen’s’ Trail.

In Porto Covo, Odeceixe and Arrifana you can take the Historical Way and set off on a discovery of the lesser known side of the region. Combine both paths and enjoy the best of both worlds, together they will give you the essence of this land.





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