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

MODERATE 13 reviews

Rota Vicentina: 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.

Distance: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 813 feet Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

walking

beach

forest

views

city walk

historic site

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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

no shade
4 months ago

loads of sandy paths, quite difficult

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Good and difficult

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hiking
Monday, June 18, 2018

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