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

MODERATE 8 reviews

Rota Vicentina: Porto Covo to Vila Nova de Milfontes via Fishermen's Trail is a 19.5 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Porto Covo, 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
19.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
267 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

walking

beach

forest

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.

hiking
44 minutes 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
29 days ago

loads of sandy paths, quite difficult

9 months ago

Good and difficult

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
5 months ago