The Fisherman’s trail, Rota Vicentina

A walking holiday on the Fisherman’s trail is the perfect way to explore Southern Portugal.  This region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional Camino routes then this is a great choice. Away from the hustle and bustle of the beach resorts, there are beautiful walking routes to be discovered in this region.

The Fishermen’s Trail hugs the western coastline of the region. The trail finishes at the Southwestern-most point of Europe at Cabo St. Vincent and Sagres. The Fisherman’s Trail (also known as the Rota Vicentina) is a spectacular trail that meanders along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Southern Portugal is simply stunning particularly with the backdrop of the ocean in your line of vision. Fishermen have used these trails to reach iconic fishing spots and ply their trade for hundreds of years. If you are a fan of sensational cliffs, unique towns and meticulously kept beaches than the Algarve will tick all the boxes for you. Spectacular cliffs, superb beaches and quaint fishing villages make this trail simply unmissable.