750 km to hike throughout the Southwest of Portugal

Rota Vicentina’s network of walking trails has gradually evolved, spreading today throughout this magnificent region of the Alentejo and Vicentina Coast. While the coastal trails are truly breathtaking, so are the many paths that extend through fields and mountain ranges further into the interior, areas that have been overlooked by tourism for a long time but that nonetheless deserve to be appreciated by hikers.

The Historical Way e the Fishermen’s Trail and the Circular Routes, offer an increasingly complete network of trails, with greater variety and flexibility, to be adjusted to the needs and expectations of all different types of hikers.

The experienced hiker who goes from north to south without hesitation, the family that adjusts to the rhythm of the children, the curious hikers and those who might just be finding their feet will find many different possibilities for combining these trails to create the routes that best suit them.

Welcome to some of the best hiking trails in the world, and have a great hike!

Fully signaled trails in both directions.

These are pedestrian trails and should be used for this purpose exclusively, respect both nature and the landlords.

Consult the Help Guide for information sources and various available materials.

Ícone verde com moinho que simboliza o Caminho Histórico
Historical Way
Right way
Wrong way
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Turn right
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Fishermen’s Trail
Do not follow
On your left
On your right
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Circular Routes
Right way
Wrong way
Turn left
Turn right
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When traversing the Walking Trails of the Rota Vicentina (which passes through public but also private paths), the walker does so under their own responsibility. Note that when crossing private land, your passage is authorised by the owners but only for a pedestrian crossing.

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