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Best trails in Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park

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Looking for a great trail in Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, Algarve? AllTrails has 37 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park ranging from 4.2 to 123.8 miles and from 32 to 1,049 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Vicentina Route: Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
This is the beaches stage of the Rota Vicentina, where you will walk along the vast sand dunes area of Ilha do Pessegueiro, Aivados and Malhão beaches and discover small deserted coves that will surprise you. It is a tiring walking day though, given its extension and the constant sandy terrain. This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. We have compiled a list of the sections here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#2 - Rota Vicentina: Zambujeira do Mar á Odeceixe via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
You will be passing Alteirinhos, Carvalhal, Machados and Amália beaches on the way to Azenha do Mar, where you will find a fishing harbour. To top it all off, you'll enjoy one of the most outstanding views in the entire territory: Odeceixe beach seen from the majestic Ponta em Branco. This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. We have compiled a list of the sections here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#3 - Rota Vicentina: Almograve to Zamujeira do Mar via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. This is a compiled list of the sections: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link, you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading. Small fishing harbors, red sand dunes, lunar landscapes, the scent of pine trees and the sight of nesting storks on the cliffs make this portion of the Rota Vicentina an unforgettable experience.Show more
#4 - Pontal da Carrapateira
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This circular walk starts in the village of Carrapateira. Along the circuit you will see various viewpoints, escarpments, Bordeira, Amado, and also the ruins of an ancient Islamic fishermen's settlement.Show more
#5 - Rota Vicentina: Alentejo Section
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 123.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Rota Vicentina is a long distance path along the southwest coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent, totaling more than 340 km. Hikers can walk along one of the most beautiful and best preserved coast lines of southern Europe. Here you find all the Alentejo sections of the Rota Vicentina - between Santiago do Cacém and Odeceixe, and the Fishermen's Trail between Porto Covo and Odeceixe. You will also find the whole route on AllTrails.com - including the Algarve sections on the SW tip of Portugal - by following this link: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentinaShow more
#6 - Rota Vicentina: Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This portion of the Rota Vicentina provides overwhelming views of The Princess of Alentejo. You will also see where the Mira River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This a shorter day of the multi-day hike. The route can be hiked via a variety of routes. We have compiled a list of the sections here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#7 - Rota Vicentina: Amoreira Beach Circuit via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
This trail can be used as a detour to the coast when hiking the Rota Vicentina section between Odeceixe and Aljezur, after Rogil, Arriving at the coast you will find yourself at the beach of Carreagem, where a sandy track takes you along the coast until you catch sight of the stunning mouth of the river and the beach of Amoreira. This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. A compiled list of the sections can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#8 - Rota Vicentina: Arrifana to Carrapateira via Historical Way
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. A compiled list of the sections is located here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading. This section of Rota Vicentina stretches from Arrifana to Carrapateira via the Historical Way. You will see a beautiful view of Bordeira's sand dunes and the river meeting the ocean, a view that repeats itself over and over along the Vicentina Coast. Show more
#9 - Rota Vicentina: Porto Covo to Odeceixe via Fishermen's Trail
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 46.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a pleasant long-distance hike hugging the Portuguese coast, with extensive ocean scenery and generally flat terrain. There are several small towns along the way, so you don't need to tent camp or worry about running out of provisions. In addition to very agreeable temperatures, there are often abundant wildflowers along the trail and plenty of opportunities to view nesting sea birds and their young. The most challenging aspect of the trail is the fact that much of it is on a base of very soft sand, which requires significantly more effort from your legs than most other trail surfaces. Good sun protection is a must as the trail offers almost no shade at all. Most hikers travel north-to-south but there is nothing to prevent you from hiking in the opposite direction. The trail is exceptionally well-signed in either direction. It is not a heavily trafficked trail, but traveling south-to-north affords you even more solitude. This trail is a part of the much larger Rota Vicentina. The Fishermen's Trail hugs the coast while the Historical Way goes more inland. If you'd like to see more of the Rota Vicentina information on AllTrails, please follow this link: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina.Show more
#10 - Rota Vicentina: Praia da Ponta da Ruiva - Rocha das Gaivotas via Trilho dos Pescadores
Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
This trail is on the Fishermen's Trail, which is a part of the Rota Vicentina. On this route you'll see enormous cliffs, ravines covered with plants, ancient rock formations, and historic towns. This is a portion of the Rota Vicentina, a multi day trip that can be hiked via a variety of routes. This is a compiled list of the sections: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/rota-vicentina. Following that link you will find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading. Show more
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