Impact on the region

Monitoring the impact of Rota Vicentina in the region
since 2013

Since its beginning, Rota Vicentina has been concerned with assessing its impact on the region in economic, social and environmental terms

Our video Another Look summarizes the 3 studies conducted, and shares some of the main results. On this page you can find all the detailed information regarding the findings.

Main results

In 2013 the environmental impact study began, and in 2017 monitoring was complemented with surveys, automatic counters and a quantitative and behavioral study.

Who are the hikers? How are they seen by the local community? What is their impact on the territory? This is quantitative data, but there is much more to learn about the real impact of Rota Vicentina in the region.

This is qualitative data, but there is much more to learn about the real impact of Rota Vicentina in the region!

Summary of results

  • 24 000 hikers

  • Average stay of 11 nights

  • High season in Autumn and Spring

  • 1400 new jobs

  • Direct revenue of 15 million euros

  • Gross value added of 8 million (the value staying in the region)

Ecological monitoring

At the environmental level, the objective was to measure the impact of the creation and use of trails on the sensitive areas of the Fishermen’s Trail.

Environmental study

Utilisation of the trails

Where does our hikers come from? How many nights does he or she stay in the area? What are the sections where they walk? We wanted to get to know those who visit us.

Quantitative study

Social-economic impact

We decided to look beyond the numbers, and try to understand the intentions and motivations of the people who hike the Rota Vicentina.

Qualitative study

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