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Vicentina Route: Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes via Fishermen's Trail

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Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park

Vicentina Route: Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes via Fishermen's Trail is a 12 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sines, Alentejo, Portugal that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is best used from September until June.

Length 12.0 mi Elevation gain 813 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Hiking

Walking

Beach

Forest

Views

City walk

Historic site

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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.

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Recordings (31)
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Katsia M
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Hiking

Stunning views make everything worth it. Clearly marked paths brought relief every time we were not sure where to go. Cliffs, the ocean, birds, the wind. Thank you is not enough to describe how grateful I am.

Justin Whyte
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Dec 10 57f clear light wind. We hiked this backward. Should have taken a taxi from VNMilf to PCovo and hiked south as getting a ride from PC back to VNDM was tough. Great views and very clearly marked trail. Mostly along the coast cliff tops. A lot is sandy tracks which were not too deep but added to it. Not a lot of altitude gain so we were able to complete in 5 hours without pushing too hard. Did the VNDM to Almograve the next day and much preferred this days hiking and views.

Mark Frisby
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Hiking

Fantastic scenery and a challenging walk. Some steep ascents and descents on the first third, a beautiful slog through soft sand for the final third but worth it for the views.

Joan Gilrain
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David M
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Very exhausting because you walk through a lot of sand but spectacular views of the coast are worth it. Bring lots of water!

Lara Mangravite
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Hiking

This is a beautiful trail along the coast. The first third gets you near the beach with lots of tide pools. The last third has wonderful cliff views, accompanied by fishermen and surfers. The middle third is a bit of a slog. It’s mostly flat but you are walking in sand so the going is slow. Bring lots of water and a hat as there is no shade.

Monika Solan
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loads of sandy paths, quite difficult

Ana Gomes
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Good and difficult

Laurent Spring
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Medeea Bunea
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Lily McLean
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Giulia Guardi
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Joao Pedro Covas
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Jean-Francois Gratton
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Darrell Doughty
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Kim Schönert
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Pedro barradas
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Malou Scheller
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Philip Zacarias
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YVES M.
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David Medine
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Martin Clemens
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David Northup
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Wensheng Li
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Mike Rubino
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Philip Zacarias
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