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Resident or visitor, this page and this project are yours: welcome to Rota Vicentina!

Providing the best options for you to fully enjoy your journey, immersing yourself in nature and local culture, and contributing to a sustainable future for the region.

We believe that the only way to truly surrender yourself to the full experience of this special place is through the people of the region who know each unique piece of land, what gives it potential and also what makes it fragile.

How to plan your trip?

This is a coastal nature reserve with a strong emphasis on habitats and the local way of life.

To make a positive contribution and make sure you do not have any negative impacts on the land or the local communities, know our rules and recommendations before planning your trip and before you arrival.

6 tips for responsible travel

What would you like to do?

The marked trails are an excellent way to explore this region at your own pace, whether on foot or by bike. But if you are open to suggestions, explore the activities and programs prepared by specialized companies, in some cases in partnership with local communities. These activities include nature, wellness or cultural experiences.

Get to know more about our offers: Walking and Cycling Trails,Programs and Activities

What do you need?

We help you find the tools best suited to your needs:

Look for this label – if it’s time to plan your trip, the Book with us section will help you organise your days in detail. Here you will find our recommendations for accommodation, transport, activities, restaurants, transport and everything you might need to fully enjoy the Rota Vicentina!

Map the new interactive map is an important tool at any time and can even be a daily tool: trails, businesses, distances and much more.

Shop if you want to disconnect from digital media and enjoy a truly enriching experience, get to know the paper guides and maps of the Rota Vicentina. Access our online shop, where you will find maps and guides and also Rota Vicentina merchandising for sale, items produced in Portugal and of high quality.

What is your hikers profile?

Individual – trails are safe to do alone, but you should always be prepared for the hike and check the normal safety rules. Please see the help guide for more information; There are not many single room options for accomodations, however there are several hostels in certain locations, search in “Book with us” area.

Group – groups with over 20 people are not allowed on the Fishermen’s trail, however there are plenty of other trails to choose from. Search for alternative trails here. Although there are not a large amount of options, there are several excellent accommodation options with larger capacity. Check out our offer and make sure to book in advance. Make sure to learn all about our other activities, many of them ideal for larger groups.

With children and teenagers – in addition to the normal safety rules, we advise not bringing young children on long journeys and especially when temperatures are high. For circular routes, choose between September and June. You can also combine various activities to keep things exciting and for these age groups!

Reduced mobility – pregnant women, elderly and all people with special needs deserve our utmost attention. Although we are unable to respond to all suggestions and inquiries, we have started an ongoing process of identifying and improving options for some of these reduced mobility alternatives.

Help Guide

We’ve focused all the information and topics you might need here in the Help Guide. Check it out and find answers to all your questions!

Check our Help Guide

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