Historical Way

It runs through the main towns and villages in a rural itinerary with several centuries of history.

Comprised mainly of rural trails, this is a classic Grand Route (GR), with stretches of cork tree forests, mountain ranges, valleys, rivers and creeks, in a true journey through time, local culture and nature trails.

In 2016 and 2020, the Historical Way of the Rota Vicentina was certified by the European wide label “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”, a certification from ERA – European Ramblers Association – joining the exclusive group of the best walking destinations in Europe. The Sabóia » Odemira section is not included in this certification.

It comprises a total of 13 sections and 263 km.



263 km of rural roads by the lesser known side of the region

Intuitive signage to make the entire journey in autonomy and in both directions

13 Steps of a day with a maximum of 25 km, with the exception of the connecting Route Odemira-Savoy which has 33 km

General Difficulty degree: easy

If you are a mountain biker, check the network of mountain biking trails in the area of cycling, pay attention to hikers.

Integrated route in GR11/E9 linking Sagres to St. Petersburg

Route distinguished with the Leading Quality Trails certification, by the European Ramblers Association

To make walking. The pace of walkers preserves the interest of the owners study alternatives for motorcycles and jeeps

Accommodation and other services throughout the course study the interactive map

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