Rota Vicentina Coastal from Porto Covo to Sagres
The Rota Vicentina Coastal from Porto Covo to Sagres, also known as ‘the Fishermen’s Trail’, is a magnificent coastal trail taking walkers along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in a region of spectacular beauty in Southern Portugal.
Walkers will be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes of this off-the-beaten-track area in the Alentejo and the Algarve. You will be following in the footsteps of local fishermen who have used these tracks to reach the best fishing spots along the coast for many generations.
This is certainly a more challenging walking trail in parts with rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, making it quite exerting. We would therefore recommend a certain level of fitness for walkers embarking on this route.
Spectacular cliffs, superb beaches, and quaint fishing villages make this trail simply unmissable. Enjoying balmy temperatures throughout the year, the Rota Vicentina Coastal from Porto Covo to Sagres is ideal to travel in the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September, October, and even November). This makes it the perfect route for winter walking getaways in the sun.
While the Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail is not part of the Camino de Santiago route network, the trail takes walkers to the Cape St Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente), a traditional place of pilgrimage for centuries.
For more things you probably didn’t know about this Portuguese trail, we have compiled this list of 7 Things to expect on the Rota Vicentina.
If you would like to read a more detailed account of what it is like to walk on the Rota Vicentina, please read “A Coastal trail to remember” by Jim Gallagher.
You can choose to walk the trail from Porto Covo (10 nights) or from Odexeice (6 nights). Click below to create your trip. This route is available for walking only.