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Rota Vicentina

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Do the hike, use Vicentina Transfers

We hiked from Porto Covo to Odeceixe. I loved the hike, although I have 3 pieces of advice. 1. if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth H
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Cliffside views

We hiked a section between Vila do Bispo and Cape St. Vincent. The trails were well maintained and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
FWontheroad
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Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in Sw Portugal. Comprising the Historical Way, the Fishermen's Trail, and several Circular Routes, totals 450 km to walk, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape St.Vincent, the south...more
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Passeio Quinta da Estrela 3, Santiago do Cacem 7630-130, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked from Porto Covo to Odeceixe. I loved the hike, although I have 3 pieces of advice. 1. if you must skip a day, skip the 3rd day; and 2. stay as close as you can to the trail so you don't walk far...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We hiked a section between Vila do Bispo and Cape St. Vincent. The trails were well maintained and clearly marked so there was no danger of getting lost. Although some sections of the hike are along dirt roads used by the locals, the trails along...More

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Rota V, Gerente at Rota Vicentina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see back on track!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

I traveled to Porto Corvo via bus from Lisbon. I went to the Tourism office and they provided me with a list of local families for accommodation. There is the option of getting their bags/suitcases transported to their next destination should they so desire. The...More

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Rota V, Gerente at Rota Vicentina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see back on track!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Between Vale Seco and Odemira I found 6 ticks on me. Then I saturated my boots and pantlegs with DEET, and I never found another tick. The ticks I found were big, like the American Dog Tick, not the tiny American Deer Tick. Wikipedia shows...More

2  Thank patdrapp
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Walking “in the end of the world” on the Fisherman’s Trail is just absolutely fabulous experience! You just can’t get tired of the Atlantic, the cliffs, the flowers and other vegetation that flourishes in unbelievable conditions. The trail is very well sign posted, it’s practically...More

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Rota V, Gerente at Rota Vicentina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see back on our tracks again!

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We walked the wonderful four-day Fisherman’s Trail last week. The coastal views were glorious. Very efficient and easy to organise luggage transfers through Vicentina Transfers: thanks Jose.

Thank asburr57
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We've done a good part of it combining the historical (starting from Santiago do Caçém) and fisherman's trails (Ending in Zambujeira). In all honestly I don't really want many more trekkers to discover this trail. I don't want SciFi fans to be able to experience...More

9  Thank samizeh
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I went to walk the Rota Vicentina with a friend at the beginning of June 2018. We had a wonderful time - the trail was (mostly) beautiful and we enjoyed the opportunity to visit some small Portuguese towns. Highlights - the beach section in between...More

3  Thank KathleenA1134
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is an outstanding service for anyone hiking the Rota Vicentina Trail. Like magic the bags were always waiting for us on arrival at the next stop.

Thank GeoffS1450
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Fisherman's trail gets 5/5 for scenery and delightful towns to spend the night. But do be aware that there are no services in between: each day it is important to pack a lunch and 1.5-2 litres of water. The Historical Way gets 1/5. It...More

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w200
30 May 2018|
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Response from asburr57 | Reviewed this property |
We both wore trainers and found them fine for the conditions. As the weather was warm, boots would have probably been uncomfortable.
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184harriet
18 May 2018|
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Response from w200 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I have walked the traditional rout ( not the fishermans way ) in both directions and really there is no significant difference . Hope you enjoy . It is a fabulous experience. w200
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25 January 2018|
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Response from GoOnHol | Reviewed this property |
Walked north to south in late September. Sun wasn’t a problem. It’s easy to get public transport from Faro to Porto Covo - morning train from Faro to Lagos, time for lunch before the afternoon bus to Porto Covo. Very easy... More
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