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Rota Vicentina: Historical Way

Rural itinery in the Natural Park of the Costa Vicentina passing the major towns and villages on the western coast of the Algarve and the southern Alentejo

Rota Vicentina

Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in the south-western area of Portugal, totalling 400 km to walk, along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Comprising the Historical Way, the Fishermens 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 the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina.

Historical Way

Certified in 2016 by the European wide label “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”, for its high walking quality, 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), fully accessible to hikers and mountain bikers.

The way consistes of 11 and two links sections with a total length of 263 km:

  • Cabo de São Vicente -Vila do Bispo (14 km)
  • Vila do Bispo - Carrapateira (22 km)
  • Carrapateira - Arrifana (24 km)
  • Arrifana - Aljezur (12 km)
  • Aljezur - Odeceixe (18 km)
  • Odeceixe - S. Teotónio (17 km)
  • S. Teotónio - Odemira (19 km)
  • Odemira - S. Luís (25 km)
  • S. Luís - Cercal do Alentejo (21 km)
  • Porto Covo - Vale Seco (23 km)
  • Vale Seco - Santiago do Cacém (18 km)
  • Cercal do Alentejo - Porto Covo (18 km)
  • Odemira - Sabóia (33 km)

For more information have a lok at the official website of the Rota Vicentina, where you can also download the GPX tracks.

Rota Vicentina
Estrada da Circunvalação

7630-130 Odemira

Phone: +351- 969 275 975


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