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Rota Vicentina: Zambujeira do Mar á Odeceixe via Fishermen's Trail

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Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park

Rota Vicentina: Zambujeira do Mar to Odeceixe via Fishermen's Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Vila Nova De Milfontes, 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 11.2 mi Elevation gain 1,154 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Hiking

Walking

Beach

Forest

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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.

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Reviews (22)
Photos (64)
Recordings (18)
Completed (36)
Heather H
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This was a beautiful trail! I recommend walking this trail South to North to avoid having the sun in your eyes during the day. Parts of this trail were overgrown, but it's well signed and easy to follow. The views are spectacular!!

Russell Morrow
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Lovely walk along the coast. Sand in places will give an extra workout. Pretty straight forward, well marked.

Stephen Powell
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Beautiful coastal walk. At times, you are walking through soft sand, which can be a slog, but it is nearly all flat, so not too difficult. b Both towns, at either end of the walk, are good places to wander around, have some food, and stay the night.

Todd Ford
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Hiking

Beautiful, mostly flat. Some deep sand.

Mark Frisby
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Hiking

once again, fantastic scenery and hike. some sandy parts but ok. a few quite steep ascents and descents that need to be taken slowly but not too dangerous. views were to die for.

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Thom Dram
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Nice hike along the coast but a bit overgrown in spots. Access to beach in early part

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Tina Brand
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Hiking

Det er en god tur med forskellig natur. Der er dog lidt for meget sand.

Carol Van Dyke
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Hiking

Very beautiful. Lots of people on the trail including a tour bus of over 30 people at one viewpoint. The ups and downs were not as hard as the sand walking from previous northern sections. We were staying at Casa Dorita at Praia Odeceixe and we were super happy to be able to wade across the river at low tide and avoid 6k of road walking. Swam at fabulous Odeceixe Beach with a gorgeous sunset at the end of the day.

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Monika Solan
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No shade
First to Review

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.

Lily McLean
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Lea Falkenstrøm
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Olivier Blazy
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Jean-Francois Gratton
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Darrell Doughty
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Luca De Santis
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aventourita User
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Dick Dalton
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Isabel Jamroz
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Michael Murgatroyd
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Annmarie O’Donnell
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David Medine
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David Northup
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