The Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail is a spectacularly picturesque coastal trail which takes walkers along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the beautiful South of Portugal.
The breathtaking landscapes of this off-the-beaten track area in the Alentejo and Algarve regions are a visual feast. This hiking trail follows the footsteps of local fishermen who have used these tracks to reach the best fishing spots along the coast for many generations. Spectacular cliffs, superb beaches and quaint fishing villages, as well as delicious fresh fish!, are just some of the things that make this trail so special. Enjoying mild temperatures throughout the year, the Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail is ideal to travel in the Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October).
The Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail takes walkers to the Cape St Vincent (Cabo de São Vicente), a traditional place of pilgrimage for centuries and Portugal’s most westerly point.
You can choose to walk the trail from Porto Covo over 10 nights, or from Odexeice over six nights. Talk to the TrekkingBug.com travel specialists to customise your trip.
Discover the wildest side of Portugal
Feel the magic at Cape St Vincent
Indulge in the freshest fish and seafood
Be amazed by breathtaking ocean views
How to Get There
Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.
Lisbon Airport 170km: From Lisbon airport you can take the metro to Jardim Zoologico metro station, to reach Sete Rios bus station. There is only one bus a day from Lisbon (from Sete Rios bus station) to Porto Covo operated by Rede Expressos and the journey takes 2h30 approximately. Tickets can be pre-booked online up to 30 days in advance. See: www.rede-expressos.pt for details. Bear in mind this is a seasonal bus service. Another alternative is to take the bus to Vila Nova de Milfontes and then take a taxi (20km). The bus to Vila Nova departs from Sete Rios also and is operated by Rede Expressos. It is also seasonal but it is more regular than the bus to Porto Covo.
If you are starting in Odexeice you will have to take a bus from Faro to Lagos and then a bus from Lagos to Odexeice (twice a day).
Faro Airport 115km:
From Sagres you can take a bus to Lagos and from Lagos to Faro central station (see www.eva-bus.com). Once in Faro central station you can take a shuttle bus to the airport.
Let the TrekkingBug.com team know if you’d like to arrange a private transfer.