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Rota Vicentina
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Trilho dos Pescadores: 7 days along the wild coast of Portugal

Distance
Difficulty
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Duration
92 km
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5 steps
7 days
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630 €

Trilho dos Pescadores
Portugal's southern coastline, between the Alentejo and Algarve regions, is home to one of the most impressive coastal trails in the world. A path born of the fishermen's footprints, with a succession of almost deserted beaches, impossible cliffs and imposing fields of vegetation. Where traditional and seafood gastronomy will be a sweet counterpoint to every day. Where the ocean and the red sand rule and where the memories we accumulate will taste of saltpetre and sun.
Walk along the Trilho dos Pescadores between imposing cliffs and wild beaches.
Be pampered by Portugal's proverbial hospitality
Enjoy one of the most authentic gastronomies in Europe.
Trilho dos Pescadores
Rota Vicentina
RV01

Trilho dos Pescadores: 7 days along the wild coast of Portugal

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
92 km
●●○○○
5 steps
7 days
Walk along the Trilho dos Pescadores between imposing cliffs and wild beaches.
Be pampered by Portugal's proverbial hospitality
Enjoy one of the most authentic gastronomies in Europe.
from 630 €
Portugal's southern coastline, between the Alentejo and Algarve regions, is home to one of the most impressive coastal trails in the world. A path born of the fishermen's footprints, with a succession of almost deserted beaches, impossible cliffs and imposing fields of vegetation. Where traditional and seafood gastronomy will be a sweet counterpoint to every day. Where the ocean and the red sand rule and where the memories we accumulate will taste of saltpetre and sun.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

Is this trip for me?

Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Configurable
You choose your category of accommodation, if you want breakfast or not, if you want us to carry your luggage, etc. You decide and we will make sure everything runs smoothly.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Reinforced breakfasts*.

Full documentation

24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

* The reinforced breakfasts may vary depending on the accommodation. They usually include a buffet or are larger and more calorific than a normal breakfast, as they are designed for a higher energy expenditure during your route.

And also...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Complementary activities
Luggage transport
Private transfers
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance
Complementary activities

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Porto Covo, start of the Trilho dos Pescadores.

This route along the Trilho dos Pescadores (Fishermen's Trail), in the extreme south of Portugal, begins in Porto Covo, a small fishing village with beautiful whitewashed houses. Be sure to explore its nooks and crannies and enjoy the spectacular Portuguese gastronomy to whet your appetite for the rest of the route, which, as well as filling our eyes with incredible sights, is a tribute to lovers of good food.

Optional: private transfer Lisbon - Porto Covo
Accommodation: MUTE Hostel (private room) or similar

Day 2. Stage Porto Covo - Vila Nova de Milfontes

Distance: 18.5 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: The Blue Bamboo Hotel or similar

This is the first day's walk along the Trilho dos Pescadores to explore the "jungle coast" in this variant of the Rota Vicentina. The first part of the day is dominated by vast sand dunes and small coves that are almost always deserted. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the Atlantic before moving on, almost without noticing it, to the next section, with the characteristic cliffs of this southern coast of Portugal. Breathtaking views over the waves and a landscape rich in vegetation typical of southern Europe will take us to Vila Nova de Milfontes, the end of the stage which is worth exploring at leisure. Don't miss the fort of São Clemente, built in the 16th century to dissuade pirates from attacking the Alentejo coast.

Day 3. Stage Vila Nova de Milfontes - Almograve

Distance: 16.2 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Casa da Isa or similar

The second stage of this route along the Trilho dos Pescadores in the Rota Vicentina begins by crossing the river Mira. This can be done using the bridge on the EN393 road or by taking the ferry (5€) to reach Furnas beach, from where we continue along signposted paths around a protected area that gives way to large fields of crops and a forest of acacia trees that seem to stretch all the way to the sea. Along the coastal path we pass the beach of Brejo Largo, surrounded by steep cliffs, before turning inland to reach Almograve, the largest town in this region. This is the end of the stage, but not the end of the day's adventure. You won't want to leave Almograve without enjoying its fine restaurants serving traditional Portuguese food cooked over a slow fire.

Day 4. Stage Almograve - Zambujeira do Mar

Distance: 24.1 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Hospedagem Rosa dos Ventos or similar

The third stage of your adventure along the south coast of Portugal. The day begins leaving Almograve behind, heading towards the small fishing port of Lapa das Pombas. After this point, the area of cliffs begins, offering breathtaking panoramic views and the possibility of spotting storks nesting on the cliffs. Red sand dunes and the ocean sea complete the views and often become ingredients for fantastic photographs and peaceful memories to be recalled later. The trail then leads to the Cabo Sardão lighthouse and from there to Zambujeira do Mar, one of those villages that tastes like the sea and invites you to eat. peixe grelhado accompanied by feijão and rice.

Day 5. Stage Zambujeira do Mar - Odeceixe

Distance: 20.8 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Casas do Moinho or similar

The fifth day's adventure stage begins at the foot of Zambujeira beach, next to the beautiful chapel of Nossa Senhora do Mar. The path will quickly lead us to the expected cliffs and, further on, between pines and acacias, to the beaches of Carvalhal, Machados and Amália. We will then arrive at Azenha do Mar, a village located on the same cliffs that offers a unique opportunity: swimming in the pools dug into the cliffs themselves in the 1950s and tasting the local seafood specialities and the local cuisine. bacalhau. After the break, the day continues towards Ponta em Branco, which marks the invisible border between the Portuguese regions of Alentejo and Algarve. It's time to cross it to reach Odeceixe, where the walk ends and gastronomy takes centre stage once again.

Day 6. Stage Odeceixe - Aljezur

Distance: 18 km / 27 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Hotel Alcatruz or similar

The last stage of this one-week trip along the wild coast of Portugal, which leaves Odeceixe behind to meet Aljezur. To finish your adventure, you will have to choose your itinerary. The shortest follows the so-called Caminho Histórico completing the distance in 18 km. The longer one follows the Trilha dos Pescadores (Fishermen's Trail) in coastal entrances and exits that add 9 km more to the route, but allow you to approach the beaches of Odeceixe and Amoreira to meet the ocean there. Both routes converge at Aljezur, a village in a fertile valley famous for its sweet potato cultivation. Fantastic option to accompany dinner on the last night of this trip and bring fresh memories to the table to share as well.

Day 7. Time to return

The seventh day is for recapping the best moments of the intense week and heading for home. The cliffs and red sand of Trilho dos Pescadores against the intense blue of the Atlantic, and the taste of saltpetre and sun on the lips.

Gain free cancellation
when booking on the website

Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
This one-week walking programme along the Trilho dos Pescadores de la Rota Vicentina is a route categorised as difficulty 2/5. As you will be walking along beaches and cliffs, you should expect stretches of sandy ground that may make it difficult to advance and sudden changes in level on some of the accesses from the cliff to the beach. For the rest, it is a route of little difficulty, designed for people of all fitness levels.

This tour is for you if you are looking for spectacular scenery shaped by the power of the ocean and the hospitality of the small fishing villages.
Both the Rota Vicentina and the Trilho dos Pescadores are open all year round, so you can choose any date for your adventure. In the summer months, from July to September, it is possible to find more visitors than at other times, so if you plan to travel during this period, it is best to book early to avoid missing out on the best accommodation.
The route designed for this programme along the south coast of Portugal allows you to reach each of the locations on foot without the need for additional transfers. Transfers can be arranged to and from Lisbon (LIS) or Faro (FAO) airports.
The accommodation on this route combines proximity to the end point of the stage with quality rest, well-kept spaces and special breakfasts. They correspond to the standard category and offer private rooms with their own bathroom.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.