Following the Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal

9 August 2022

Following the Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal

The magnificent Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail in South West Portugal.

An authentic hidden gem, walkers on the Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail follow superb coastal tracks shaped by the Atlantic Ocean in a land where the sea has been a livelihood for generations.

The Fishermen’s Trail crosses an area of unspoilt and wild natural beauty. As you make your way across the Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, you will be rewarded with spectacular cliffs, sweeping ocean views and peaceful oak forests and olive groves.

You will be following in the footsteps of local fishermen who still take these trails today to reach the best fishing spots in the region.

Go for a swim in the ocean at one of the many sandy coves and treat yourself to fresh fish and seafood as you stop in friendly fishing villages such as Vilanova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar along the way.

At Cabo de São Vicente (Cape Saint Vincent), Europe’s most south-western point, you will enjoy dramatic views of the ocean and the cliffs. The cape is also a privileged spot for bird watching in the Autumn months. The tour finishes in the seaside resort of Sagres, where you can relax after this exhilarating trek.

Enjoying balmy temperatures all year round, the Rota Vicentina, Fishermen’s Trail in South West Portugal is ideal for walking in Spring and Autumn. NEW: following the Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal

When to travel:

Spring, Autumn, Winter.

Best to avoid July and August when temperatures are too high for walking.

Options and price:

Walking the Rota Vicentina from Odexeice to Cape St Vincent and Sagres. 6 nights from €580 per person sharing.

Walking the Rota Vicentina from Porto Covo to Cape St Vincent and Sagres. 10 nights from €996 per person sharing.


Accommodation (breakfast included), luggage transfers and holiday pack with route information.

Does not include:

Flights, transport, insurance, dinner/lunch. following the Fishermen’s Trail.

For more information about the Rota Vicentina , to customise your trip or to request a quote, talk to the travel specialists.


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