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nice views and easy track. Walking along a gravel road just isn't my preference.

Very nice walk around the crater. Bring water...none available.

That was definitely the toughest part of the trail (I started in Porto Covo and went south) - loads od ascending and descending, sometimes pretty dangerous, which may be difficult for people with fear of heights. otherwise it was super nice and I think I liked this part the most.

Easy terrain (except for the dunes and sandy path at the beginning), the difficulty of this trail is it's length. From Cavaleiro to Zambujeira do Mar it's only regular "country" road which is super comfortable but slightly boring and your feet may start hurting at some point.

loads of sandy paths, quite difficult

pretty easy most of the time, loads of sandy paths for the last 2-3 km

A fantastic walk/hike... amazing views of the valleys and the lake. i will do it again!!!

great views all around. just be cautious on the road in the immediate section after leaving the abandoned hotel

Took this hike on a cloudy mid-October day. It has a variety of environments, from pastures and cork oak harvesting areas to native forests, wetlands, and the Mira River. Very well marked. Took me just about 3 hours at a steady pace.

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5 months ago

I wouldn’t call this a hike. I was under the impression that it was a nicely trailed pathway as seen in the popular boco do inferno photo. It is an old dirt road trail that takes you around Sete Cidades. Some great view points of the lakes but it is a long 20km trek on a dirt road. Would recommend spending time walking around Boco do inferno viewpoint.

5 months ago

Great trail. At sunrise, I spent the first two hours totally alone without seeing anybody. The view is fantastic. The drawback of this trail is the last stretch (at least 3 km) that you spend on the road in between the guardrail and cars passing by.

easy going but enough exercise through a natural and beautiful area of oaks and flowers going by a wonderful community of natural personal development called SerVivo with wonderful nice people. Top rate *****

beyond beautiful! at all angles. fun, not too difficult and made me want to keep going

Hiked the trail during foggy/misty weather. Great scenery! Due to the wet terrain, some of the rocky parts of the trail were slippery and this slowed our progress A LOT. Estimated time for the hike was 4 hours in these conditions.

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8 months ago

I hiked the Fishermen's Trail, which is part of the Rota Vicentina, over the course of four days. It's a pleasant long-distance hike hugging the Portuguese coast, with extensive ocean scenery and generally flat terrain. I think it would be a very approachable multi-day hike for beginners given the relatively undemanding terrain and very reasonable daily mileage. There are several small towns along the way, so you don't need to tent camp or worry about running out of provisions. I completed the trail in May and, in addition to very agreeable temperatures, this meant that there were abundant wildflowers along the trail and plenty of opportunities to view nesting sea birds and their young. The most challenging aspect of the trail was 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, which is what I did. 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.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Spectacular trail. Also I strongly recommend you go to the boca de inferno miradour somewhat off the trail. It is the most spectacular view in the island!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Did half of the loop and enjoyed the views.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Really long tour.
Be carreful with the roads pointed by MappsMe at the end of the tour. Those way are really hard.

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